Iraq News and Information Links September 26 2004
DOZENS killed in Iraq violence
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
FALLUJAH, Iraq: US airstrikes on rebel-held Fallujah left 15 dead while an insurgent attack in another Sunni Arab town killed 10 more, as Britain and Egypt…>16 killed in Iraq clashes as Powell says situation getting worse
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : At least 16 people were killed in rebel attacks in Iraq as US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned that organizing promised elections for January…
IRAQ dogs Blair as party conference starts
Reuters – London,England,UK
BRIGHTON (Reuters) – Iraq has overshadowed the start of Tony Blair's Labour Party conference despite the prime minister's efforts to turn attention to the…
'IT'S getting worse' in Iraq, Powell says
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday the insurgency in Iraq was getting worse as the country prepares for elections, but he vowed that voting…
IN Iraq, prospects fade for a legitimate election
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, acknowledges that those elections he and President George W. Bush have vowed would take place next January “may not…
TROOPS return from Iraq: “no further deployments”
National Business Review – New Zealand
… Helen Clark and Minister of Defence Mark Burton turned out as part of an emotional gathering Saturday night to welcome home New Zealand's Iraq detachment of 61…
POWELL says Iraq worsening, but elections will be held in January
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Sunday that the situation in Iraq is “getting worse,” but both he and Gen.…
IRAQ war siphons away some of Indiana's police officers
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The war in Iraq has left some of Indiana's sheriff's departments short handed because many officers who also serve in the National Guard or…
KEY Bush Assertions About Iraq in Dispute
Wired News – USA
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – Many of President Bush's assertions about progress in Iraq — from police training and reconstruction to preparations for January…
IRAQ to adopt new oil policy bringing in majors: expert
Channel News Asia – Singapore
DUBAI : Iraq is drawing up plans to involve the private sector and foreign oil majors in its state-run oil industry in order to generate funds for…
DOZENS killed in Iraq violence as Egypt, Britain seek to free…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : US airstrikes on rebel-held Fallujah left 15 dead while an insurgent attack in another troubled Sunni Arab town killed 10 more, as Britain and…
MUST Iraq poll be nationwide?
BBC News – London,England,UK
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has said that Iraq may only be able to hold limited elections in January, as it might not be possible to hold voting in…
LABOUR delegates force Iraq vote
BBC News – London,England,UK
Labour delegates have forced a debate and vote on Britain's role in Iraq hours after Tony Blair said he would not apologise for the war.…

BLAIR seeks to lift Iraq shadow
ic – Reading,England,UK
Tony Blair tried to lift the shadow of Iraq from Labour's conference as he signalled a string of new policies for a third term in power.…

AUSTRALIA'S Howard Pledges to Keep Troops in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has launched his campaign for next month's election, promising to keep Australian troops in Iraq as long as necessary and…
POWELL: US goal is stabilizing Iraq for elections
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The US military in Iraq will move into insurgent-heavy “no-go zones” to stabilize them in advance of elections in January, Secretary of…
MORE than half of Washington residents say Iraq war a mistake
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
SEATTLE — Roughly half of Washington state residents believe the United States made a mistake by invading Iraq, but 61 percent still say American troops…
TOP recruiter for Iraq: Pinoys want to stay
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
The leading local agency that has deployed most of the 4,000 Filipino workers in Iraq on Sunday brushed off the idea of repatriation and said Filipinos based…
US Officials Differ on Iraq Elections
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… “This was a way to reach out to Iraq's immediate neighbors and persuade them that this is the time to help Iraq, so that the region can become stable,” Powell…
IRAQ'S Disappearing Election
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… next January “may not be perfect.'' Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledges that they may not be held at all in 20 to 25 percent of Iraq because of…,5478,10891854%255E1702,00.html
TWO car bombs detonate in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
By Jim Krane in Baghdad. INSURGENTS detonated a pair of car bombs outside an Iraqi National Guard compound today, wounding American…
INSURGENCY worsening in Iraq: Powell
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
US Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday that the insurgency in Iraq “is getting worse” and that “we will have to increase our efforts to defeat it”.…
US Won't Back Iraq Election Candidates
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
… “We will be providing assistance for capacity building in parties so that we can see a political system come alive, in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and we'll be…
IRAQ dogs Blair as party conference starts
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Violence in Iraq threatens to overshadow the start of Tony Blair's party conference as the prime minister struggles to turn attention to the…

US Detains Iraq National Guard Commander
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
US military officials a senior Iraqi National Guard commander has been arrested in eastern Iraq over suspected links with insurgents.…
BAATH Party rebuilds hidden power in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – By day, Iraqis loyal to Saddam's Hussein's much-feared Baath Party recite their oath in clandestine meetings, solicit donations from former…

IRAQ needs a statesman, not a strongman
Baltimore Sun (subscription) – Baltimore,MD,United States
IRAQ'S INTERIM prime minister, Ayad Allawi, in concert with the White House, painted a rosy picture of developments in his war-torn country in a charm…

MUSLIMS travel to Iraq seeking British hostage's release
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — A two-man delegation from Britain's biggest Muslim group arrived in Iraq yesterday on a quest to free British hostage Kenneth Bigley, seized by…
IRAQ Hostage: Blair Warns Against 'Raising False Hopes'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair today acknowledged that there was little the Government could do to help free hostage Kenneth Bigley from captivity in Iraq.…
IRAN blasts US “lawless militarism” in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
UNITED NATIONS (Agencies) – Iran accused the United States on Friday of “lawless militarism” in Iraq and called Israel the biggest threat to peace in the…
FRIENDS remember American slain in Iraq
… About 800 friends and family members gathered Saturday to remember Hensley, who was slain by terrorists in Iraq after his Sept. 16 kidnapping.…
US, Iraq plan pressure on insurgents this fall
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — The United States and Iraq are crafting a two-pronged plan to prepare for Iraq's first democratic election in January, combining a fall military…
19 dead in Iraq violence
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
FALLUJAH, Sept 25: US assaults and clashes claimed 19 people in Iraq on Saturday, including five US marines. In the day's action…

110 more NH Army Guard troops headed for Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Heilshorn said the New Hampshire Army National Guard has about 1,700 members. Most of the organization's more than 1,000 deployed troops are in Iraq.…
DEADLY hepatitis E highlights water, health ills in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
A virulent form of hepatitis that is especially lethal for pregnant women has broken out in two of Iraq's most troubled districts, Iraqi Health Ministry…
US soldier jailed for Iraq murder
BBC News – London,England,UK
A US soldier has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for the murder of an Iraqi national guard in May, the US military said in a statement.…,00050004.htm
IT is not easy to be journalists in Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
… In Najaf, Iraq police banned journalists for a period in July. … Allawi told UN officials that the media was over-playing the security situation in Iraq.…
THE Iraq Debate
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
THE PRESIDENTIAL campaign debate on Iraq grew considerably sharper — and clearer — over the past week. President Bush and visiting…
FOREIGN troops not the answer in Iraq: Musharraf
ABC Online – Australia
The war in Iraq has made the world a more dangerous place and sending in more foreign troops is not the answer to the tenacious and escalating violence there…
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
By David H. Petraeus. BAGHDAD — Helping organize, train and equip nearly a quarter-million of Iraq's security forces is a daunting task.…,6903,1312976,00.html
MUSLIM leaders fly to Iraq to plead for Bigley's life
Guardian – UK
The kidnappers, from a group responsible for dozens of recent bombs and kidnappings in Iraq, are threatening to kill Bigley unless women prisoners held in Iraq…
BUSH says Blair ‘understands stakes’ in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Bush said he had spoken by telephone with British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday and that they shared an unyielding approach to extremists in war-torn Iraq…,6903,1312963,00.html
SORROWFUL Blair urges unity in face of Iraq terror threat
Guardian – UK
But he issued a powerful plea for the nation to back his firm stance against the uprising in Iraq or risk fuelling global terrorism.…
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
24, 2004, 1,042 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.…
FOREIGN troops not the answer in Iraq: Musharraf
Daily Times – Pakistan
WASHINGTON: More foreign troops are not the answer to the violence in Iraq, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview made public on Saturday…
FRIENDS remember American slain in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… About 800 friends and family members gathered Saturday to remember the humor and kindness of Jack Hensley, an American executed by terrorists in Iraq on his…,6903,1312953,00.html
UNDER the shadow of Iraq
Guardian – UK
The sun is shining on the garden at Chequers, but the shadow of Iraq stretches over the Prime Minister's Buckinghamshire retreat.…

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