Iraq News and Information Links
November 28 2004
 
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Iraq's top Shiite cleric opposes election delay
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Iraq's most powerful Shiite cleric is opposing a drive by prominent Sunni and Kurdish political factions to delay elections scheduled for Jan.

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041128224204.dgu1fho6.xml
Iraq vote date maintained despite deadly violence
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq's landmark January polls looked set to take place as planned although the violence that prompted delay calls remained rife, as an anti

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-11-2004_pg4_4
Japan may extend Iraq mission
Daily Times – Pakistan
TOKYO: Japan's defence chief signalled on Sunday that the country's troops could extend their humanitarian mission to Iraq beyond an initial Dec 14 deadline

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Iraq push may impose even stiffer demands
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
CAMP KALSU, Iraq As US commanders turn their concentration toward the area of sullen towns and villages that straddle the southern approaches to Baghdad, they

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1253498.htm
Five killed in Iraq 'death triangle' operation
ABC Online – Australia
Three US servicemen were also killed on Sunday in clashes in Al-Anbar province of western Iraq, bringing to five the number killed in the province over the

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10495
Weekend violence flares in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
In another weekend marred by violence throughout the country, US and Iraqi security forces continued to battle insurgents, in a bid to prepare Iraq for its

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041128-034001-2246r.htm
Britain prepares to send more Iraq troops
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
28 (UPI) — Britain was preparing Sunday to send up to 1,000 more troops to Iraq as the country's January elections drew closer, the Telegraph reported Sunday.

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Decorated Marine, 20, from Mobile killed in Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A decorated US Marine from Mobile was killed on Thanksgiving Day while fighting insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, his family said. Lance Cpl.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10290258.htm
Boeing says craft is gathering data in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LOUIS – A robotic airplane called ScanEagle has done more than 1,000 hours of intelligence and reconnaissance work for the Marines in Iraq, its developers said

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Turks demonstrate against US actions in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
More than 60 people demonstrated Saturday outside the US embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul against US military operations in Iraq, Anatolia news

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Iraq poll should not be delayed beyond January, US senator says
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (AFP) – Iraq's landmark election planned for January 30 should not be delayed even if all Iraqis are not able to participate, a senior US

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20041127-9999-1mi27jenkins.html

Double vision blurs Iraq War perception
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
Ralph offered a huge reason why he and his family were thankful Thursday. His son, a Marine corporal, returned home in September after two tours in Iraq.

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Japan seeks British protection in Iraq – paper
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
TOKYO: Japan has asked the British army to help protect its troops in southern Iraq after Dutch soldiers withdraw from the area in March next year, a Japanese

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6934886
Iran Says It's Ready to Help Iraq on Border Security
Reuters – NY,USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said Sunday it was ready to co-operate with Iraq to stop militants crossing their mountainous 1,000-mile border to join the insurgency

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Iraq insists elections will be held on time
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Iraq's deputy prime minister on Sunday said that the country's elections will be held as scheduled on Jan. 30 despite the spreading violence.

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Iraq: Elections Must Go Ahead As Planned
ABC News – USA
Iraqi National Guard soldiers remove the bodies of four murdered men found in a cemetery as US Army troops secure the perimeter in Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Nov.

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57 suspected insurgents detained in northern Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
28 (Xinhuanet) — Some 57 suspected insurgents were detained in northern Iraq in recent two days as US forces and Iraqi police were stepping up operations to

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November236.xml&section=focusoniraq

Delaying Iraq elections would have “serious ramifications”
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
LONDON – Delaying Iraq's landmark elections scheduled for January would have “serious ramifications” for the country's political process, Iraqi deputy

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/28/content_2270423.htm
Egyptian interior minister to attend Iraq meetings
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Xinhuanet) — Egyptian Interior Minister Habib Ibrahim el-Adli left here Sunday for Tehran to attend meetings of the interior ministers of Iraq's neighbors due

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Iraq's deputy prime minister says elections must go ahead; 43
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's deputy prime minister on Sunday said that holding elections in January will be ''a serious challenge'' but insisted they must go

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/28/content_2270326.htm
Bulgaria peacekeeping troops arrive in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
The 100 Bulgarians, the first group of the 480 soldiers, were transported to Iraq by US military planes and will be stationed inthe barracks formerly used by

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Rebels 'will not wreck Iraq poll'
BBC News – London,England,UK
The interim deputy prime minister of Iraq has said that postponing the forthcoming Iraqi elections would be giving in to terrorism.

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Iraq elections still on target despite security concerns
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq's landmark January polls looked set to take place as planned, although ongoing violence did nothing to alleviate the security concerns of

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041128-035533-5479r.htm
Jordan likes hosting Iraq meetings
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Khader said her country was “open to our Iraqi brethren and it supports and backs any position that could lead to the reconstruction of Iraq and ensuring the

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Clashes flare across Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The highway leading from downtown to the international airport is considered one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Iraq for US troops.

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states/california/the_valley/10288439.htm

Home from Iraq, Marine laid to rest in Santa Cruz
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Cross Church in Santa Cruz on Saturday morning to pay final tribute to Andres Perez, a 21-year-old US Marine who was killed two weeks ago in Iraq while helping

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/28/content_2269823.htm
Japan eyes troops pullout from Iraq next December
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Japanese Defense Agency Director General Yoshinori Ono said Sunday that late 2005 is a possible target date for Japanese troops to withdraw from Iraq.

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a9ZVnNKOS55Y&refer=top_world_news

Iraq to Spend $1 Billion to Increase Oil Output by 15% in 2005
Bloomberg – USA
28 (Bloomberg) — Iraq, the fifth-largest oil producer in the Middle East, will spend more than $1 billion next year to increase oil output capacity by about

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10288292.htm
Camp Pendleton Marine killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Payton died Nov. 14 of combat wounds suffered in Iraq's volatile Anbar province, where Marines led a recent offensive against insurgents in Fallujah.

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28,1,567169.story?coll=la-headlines-world

2 US Troops Killed in Combat in Iraq; 17 Bodies Found in Mosul
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
bomb north of the capital Saturday and a Marine died in the western town of Ramadi as clashes between American forces and insurgents continued across Iraq.

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Japan hints at extension of Iraq mission
swissinfo – Switzerland
Japan should withdraw its troops from Samawa in southern Iraq. “As for making an exit, reconstruction in Iraq must be to some extent complete,” Ohno said.

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Iraq PM: Election should go ahead
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq's interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is not convinced that delaying elections scheduled for January 30 will make them any more safe

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28nov28,1,7947470.story?coll=la-headlines-world

Singapore Ships New Troops to Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
SINGAPORE — Singapore dispatched a troop landing ship with a crew of 180 to Iraq on Saturday. The ship Resolution will stay in

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/10284945.htm
Local policing in Iraq a worry
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — US authorities have concluded that providing new Iraqi police officers a two-month introductory course followed by on-the-job mentoring won't

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Law prof praises Iraq judges
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
By Joe Milicia. CLEVELAND — Some of the Iraqi judges who are being prepared to handle Saddam Hussein's trial haven't handled anything

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Election in Iraq to go on as planned
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
That position was strongly endorsed Saturday by politicians and clerics from the Shiite community, which comprises about 60 percent of Iraq's nearly 26 million

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topNews&storyID=628937&section=news

Japan minister hints at extension of Iraq mission
Reuters – London,England,UK
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's defence chief has signalled that the country's troops could extend their humanitarian mission to Iraq beyond an initial December 14

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Japan May Delay Troop Pull-Out From Iraq by Year, Minister Says
Bloomberg – USA
14 deadline to pull its troops out of Iraq by as much as a year, Defense Minister Yoshinori Ohno said. ``We're only half way there

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worldNews&storyID=628909&section=news

Iran war generation at vanguard of “new Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
In the United States or on the filthy streets of Iraq? He defected and then returned to Iraq after last year's invasion to lead counter-insurgency efforts.

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Japanese Troops in Iraq 'Until Late 2005'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Japan's defence chief said today that Japanese troops should remain in Iraq until the country is properly rehabilitated, possibly until late 2005.

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topNews&storyID=628910&section=news

CORRECTED-Japan asks Britain for protection in Iraq -report
Reuters – London,England,UK
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has asked the British army to help protect its troops in southern Iraq after Dutch soldiers withdraw from the area in March next year

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Iraq sticks to its guns on election
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
By Associated Press. BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Iraqi government yesterday brushed aside Sunni Muslim demands to delay the Jan. 30 election

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3 US soldiers among 6 killed across Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Six people, including three US soldiers, were killed and dozens were injured across Iraq. Insurgents detonated a roadside

www.guardian.co.uk/Observer/international/story/0,6903,1361289,00.html
Insurgency threatens Iraq election
Guardian – UK
Iraq's fragile political settlement appeared to be on the brink of collapse last night, with Sunnis, Shias and Kurds divided over whether elections can take

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=97682&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27253
12 die as rebels intensify Iraq raids
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Violence continued unabated in Iraq as insurgents stepped up attacks, blasting US patrols in Baghdad and killing a US soldier north of the capital.

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Iraq vows to hold elections in January
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Al-Naqeeb said that boycotts do not serve “the country or the future of Iraq and we hope that there won't be any boycott from any party whatsoever”.

INSURGENCY threatens Iraq election
Guardian – UK
Iraq's fragile political settlement appeared to be on the brink of collapse
last night, with Sunnis, Shias and Kurds divided over whether elections
can take…
www.guardian.co.uk/Observer/international/story/0,6903,1361289,00.html

IRAQ determined to keep election date
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
… That position was strongly endorsed Saturday by politicians and clerics
from the Shiite community, which comprises about 60% of Iraq's nearly
26 million people…
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BRITAIN poised to send 1,000 more soldiers to Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… from the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, based
at Ternhill, Shropshire, are expected to begin deploying to southern Iraq
shortly after…
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12 die as rebels intensify Iraq raids
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Violence continued unabated in Iraq as insurgents stepped up attacks,
blasting US patrols in Baghdad and killing a US soldier north of the capital.

www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=97682&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27253

IRAQ vows to hold elections in January
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Al-Naqeeb said that boycotts do not serve “the country or the future
of Iraq and we hope that there won't be any boycott from any party whatsoever”.

scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1367532004

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nirq28.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/11/28/ixportaltop.html

Britain poised to send 1,000 more soldiers to Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
from the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, based at Ternhill, Shropshire, are expected to begin deploying to southern Iraq shortly after

www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=320337
Iraq determined to keep election date
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
That position was strongly endorsed Saturday by politicians and clerics from the Shiite community, which comprises about 60% of Iraq's nearly 26 million people

  
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