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December 28 2004
 

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Bloodbath in Iraq follows bin Laden call for holy war
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
In the bloodiest spate of violence across Iraq’s Sunni heartlands north of Baghdad, insurgents overran a police post near Tikrit and executed 12 men, while at

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25 killed in Iraq attacks
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
Iraqi leaders said the guerrillas — who are mostly Sunni Muslims and have been blamed for attacks against Iraq’s Shiites — are bent on triggering ethnic

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Armitage Goes to Middle East to Discuss Iraq
Voice of America – USA
At a news briefing, State Department Deputy Spokesman Adam Ereli said the record of Syria on Iraq has been mixed, with the United States crediting the Damascus

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MAGINOT MINDS IN WASHINGTON GLOSS OVER THE TRUTH IN IRAQ
Yahoo News – USA
resolve. Today in Iraq (news – web sites), American officials are having to face their own verbal and rhetorical Maginot Lines.

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Japan to give Iraq Y10 bil for hospitals and police
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
TOKYO — Japan decided Tuesday to give Iraq 10 billion yen in grant aid to improve its public services, such as hospitals and the police, Foreign Minister

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Militants in Iraq Kill 28 in Multiple Attacks
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — Insurgents launched a string of deadly attacks throughout Iraq’s volatile Sunni Triangle region today, targeting the nation’s fledgling security

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British soldier found dead in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A British soldier in Iraq has been found shot dead, the Ministry of Defence in London said, with the wound thought to have been self-inflicted.

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Linden says goodbye to Iraq-bound Guard members
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
station in Fort Benning, Ga. Monday where they will train for departure to Iraq, likely in the next month. The battalion is the

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43 killed as Iraq insurgents deal pre-election blow to security
Turkish Press – Turkey
SAMARRA, Iraq (AFP) – At least 43 people were killed as insurgents launched a string of attacks on the Iraqi security forces raising questions about their

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25 die in string of Iraq insurgent attacks
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — With car bombs, assassinations and raids on police stations, insurgents killed at least 25 people, including Iraqi policemen and a deputy

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REBELS ATTACK IRAQ POLICE POSTS
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
at least 43 people. The attacks again raise questions about Iraq’s readiness to hold elections next month. In the deadliest attack

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Al-Zarqawi’s group claims Iraq attack
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The group of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assassination attempt against the leader of Iraq’s …

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Navy SEALs Sue Associated Press Over Iraq Photos
Reuters – USA
The Associated Press and one of its reporters on Tuesday for publishing photos taken from a Web site that appeared to show the SEALs abusing prisoners in Iraq.

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Bloodbath in Iraq follows bin Laden call for holy war
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
In the bloodiest spate of violence across Iraq’s Sunni heartlands north of Baghdad, insurgents overran a police post near Tikrit and executed 12 men, while at

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Linden says goodbye to Iraq-bound Guard members
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
station in Fort Benning, Ga. Monday where they will train for departure to Iraq, likely in the next month. The battalion is the

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Soldier found dead in Iraq
Reuters – UK
LONDON (Reuters) – A British soldier has been found dead from a gunshot wound in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says, adding the death was not the result of

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25 die in string of Iraq insurgent attacks
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — With car bombs, assassinations and raids on police stations, insurgents killed at least 25 people, including Iraqi policemen and a deputy

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42 killed in Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Three guardsmen and three civilians were killed in a car bomb attack targeting a US-Iraq military convoy in Samarra, hospital sources said.

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25 die in string of Iraq insurgent attacks
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — With car bombs, assassinations and raids on police stations, insurgents killed at least 25 people, including Iraqi policemen and a deputy

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Linden says goodbye to Iraq-bound Guard members
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
station in Fort Benning, Ga. Monday where they will train for departure to Iraq, likely in the next month. The battalion is the

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Soldier found dead in Iraq
Reuters – UK
LONDON (Reuters) – A British soldier has been found dead from a gunshot wound in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says, adding the death was not the result of

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Laden calls for Iraq poll boycott
Times of India – Mumbai,India
DUBAI: A call by al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden for a boycott of next month’s landmark elections in Iraq risks fuelling more violence in the war-torn country

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Rebel attacks kill 19 police officers in Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
withdrew from the race Monday, only hours after a suicide car bomber killed 15 people in Baghdad in an attempt to assassinate the head of Iraq’s strongest Shia

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Wash. Woman Who Took Iraq-Coffins Photo Has No Regrets
Editor & Publisher – New York,NY,USA
she lost and the media frenzy she endured, Tami Silicio has no regrets about taking a picture of flag-draped coffins of US soldiers killed in Iraq and letting

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Bin Laden call for Iraq election boycott risks fuelling more
Turkish Press – Turkey
DUBAI, Dec 28 (AFP) – A call by Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden for a boycott of next month’s landmark elections in Iraq risks fuelling more violence in the war

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UK soldier is found dead in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
A British soldier has been found dead with a gunshot wound in Iraq, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Sergeant Paul Connolly

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Iraq Sunnis fear bombs not bin Laden on poll day
Reuters – UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Plagued by violence and fearing reprisals, many of Iraq’s Sunni Muslims say they had resolved to stay at home on election day long before

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Insurgency in Iraq ‘will not end’: Powell
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (AFP) – US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that the insurgency in Iraq “will not end,” as insurgents are determined to derail

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Police targeted as Iraq attacks kill 25
The Times – UK
bin Laden called Muslims to arms, just hours after another tape by the al-Qaeda leader anointed Abu Musab Zarqawi, the most wanted terrorist in Iraq, his “emir

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Attacks in Iraq kill 42 as bin Laden anoints Zarqawi
Turkish Press – Turkey
SAMARRA, Iraq, Dec 28 (AFP) – At least 42 people were killed in a string of attacks on Iraqi security forces and other targets Tuesday after Osama bin Laden

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Army Interpreter Killed in Iraq Was Headed Home
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
The 28 year-old from western New York was getting ready to leave Iraq when she was killed in an attack. The dangers on the roads of Iraq are real.

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A Soldier’s Take on Serving in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Staff Sgt. Jake Lucas, a member of the Ohio Army Reserves stationed in Iraq, about his experience serving in the war. Lucas spoke

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Volcker Highlights Smuggling Over Oil-for-Food in Iraq Inquiry
New York Times – USA
The Security Council authorized the oil-for-food program to help Iraqis cope with United Nations sanctions imposed after Iraq invaded Kuwait.

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Iraq Blast Kills US Soldier
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD — A roadside bomb killed one US soldier and wounded four others in Iraq, the US military said Monday. The blast occurred

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Rebels Attack Iraq Police Station, 13 Killed
Reuters – USA
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents attacked an Iraqi police station in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Tuesday, killing 13 officers and wounding two

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Hoosier Marine dies in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Hendricks County, who at age 14 told his mother to “be prepared” for the military life he already had chosen, was killed by enemy fire in Iraq, the Department

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A HORRIFIC ATTACK: WINNING IN IRAQ
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
December 28, 2004 — We now know that the horrific attack on American soldiers in a mess tent in Iraq was the work of a suicide bomber (”Terror’s Toll

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Three Maine soldiers injured by roadside bomb in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Three Maine soldiers were injured when their convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq, according to military officials. The

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Bin Laden calls for boycott of Iraq poll
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The speaker on the tape also praised the Jordanian rebel leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as an “emir”, or prince, of the al-Qaeda organisation in Iraq, saying he

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Wisconsin father, football coach killed in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
— A Wisconsin National Guardsman who had four children, served on a school board and coached youth football was killed in Iraq, friends said Monday.

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Iraq war to blame or taxi fare rise
Manchester Evening News – Manchester,England,UK
BLACK cab fares in Manchester will rise again in the New Year – due to the Iraq war. The association which represents the city’s

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US official to Turkey to discuss differences over Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
Dec 28 (AFP) – US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is due in Ankara on Sunday to discuss differences over US policy in neighboring Iraq, which has

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Iraq’s top Sunni Muslim party pulls out of race
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Dec. 28 — Iraq’s top Sunni Muslim party is withdrawing from the January 30 poll. The Iraqi Islamic Party says persistent

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Attacks in Iraq claim 20
News24 – South Africa
Samarra – At least 19 police and one Iraqi national guardsman were killed on Tuesday in co-ordinated attacks on two police stations and a checkpoint in the

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Russia sends humanitarian aid to Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
On Saturday, Russia had airlifted 200 tents, heating equipment,lamps and books in Russian for Baghdad University to Iraq. During

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Sunnis bow out of Iraq vote after Shiites are bombed
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
He has headed the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq since his older brother, Ayatollah Mohammed Bakir Hakim, was killed by a car bomb in

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Bin Laden calls al-Zarqawi his ‘emir’ in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
broadcast Monday by Al-Jazeera satellite television, a man purported to be Osama bin Laden endorsed Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq and called for a

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Bin Laden calls for Iraq vote boycott
Xinhua – Beijing,China
In an audiotape received by Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV, a man purported to be bin Laden also endorsed Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq’s most-wanted man, as his

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US encourages Iraq’s Sunnis to vote
Xinhua – Beijing,China
27 (Xinhuanet) — The United States is making efforts to get Sunni Muslims of Iraq to vote in next month’s elections, Secretary of State Colin Powell said

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Bin Laden urges Iraq vote boycott
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden said any Iraqis taking part in January’s elections would be “infidel” while the main party of the Sunni

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UN probe points to Iraq’s oil-smuggling
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
In addition, Iraq brought in over $8 billion in illicit oil deals with Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Egypt through smuggling or illegal pumping from 1991-2003 when

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Beheading of Japanese hostage in Iraq shown at rock concert
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
TOKYO — Video footage showing a Japanese taken hostage in Iraq earlier this year being decapitated by his captors was shown on a big screen at a rock concert

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Gunfire kills Indy Marine in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Dec. 23 in Iraq along with two other Marines when they came under enemy fire, the Department of Defense announced today. Lance Cpl.

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Laden names Zarqawi as deputy in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
In an audiotape broadcast by Al-Jazeera satellite television, a man purported to be Osama bin Laden endorsed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq.

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Bin Laden urges Iraq vote boycott
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden said any Iraqis taking part in January’s elections would be “infidel” while the main party of the Sunni

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US Presses for Sunnis in Iraq Election, Government
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington is pressing neighboring countries to persuade Sunnis in Iraq to vote in next month’s elections, Secretary of State Colin

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Iraq’s Shiite leaders patch rift with secular, religious slate
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Top Shiite Muslim leaders, who are expected to wield the most power after next month’s parliamentary elections, are locked in a fierce

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Mortuary Unit in Iraq Trying on Marines
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – When US servicemen and insurgents die in Fallujah, the bodies are brought back to camp and laid on a concrete floor under a tent hidden

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Tape Attributed to bin Laden Addresses Iraq
New York Times – USA
bin Laden called for Muslims to boycott elections there next month and endorsed the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as Mr. bin Laden’s deputy in Iraq.

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Managing risks in Iraq: Winning the war after the war
International Herald Tribune – France
WASHINGTON Americans cannot see a tragedy like the recent attack on a military mess tent in Mosul, Iraq, without wondering how it could ever have occurred

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Cross display honors troops killed in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
In a display of thanksgiving and remembrance, his family had erected more than 1,200 small white crosses, each one symbolizing a soldier who died in Iraq.

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US, British holding 10,000 prisoners in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Over 350 foreigners are among about 10,000 detainees being held in US-run prisons in Iraq, Iraq’s Human Rights Minister Bakhtiar Amin Over says.

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Iraq election plans hit as Sunni party quits amid safety fears
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ’S election plans were thrown into turmoil yesterday when the country’s leading Sunni Muslim party declared it was withdrawing because of security

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Osama calls for Iraq polls boycott: tape
Daily Times – Pakistan
DUBAI: Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden has recognised Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq’s most-wanted man, as leader of his terror network in Iraq and called for a

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US Presses for Sunnis in Iraq Election, Government
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington is pressing neighboring countries to persuade Sunnis in Iraq to vote in next month’s elections, Secretary of State Colin

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Zebari says polls in parts of Iraq could be delayed
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Landmark elections planned for next month could be delayed in some parts of Iraq due to the fragile security situation, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar

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What is Bush’s real goal in Iraq?
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
By Paul Findley. Our most urgent challenge in Iraq is convincing the insurgents that we will pack and leave once a directly-elected government is installed.

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New Bin Laden tape urges boycott of Iraq elections as bomber
Independent – UK
satellite television, featured a man purporting to be the al-Qa’ida leader endorsing the militant leader Abu-Musab Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq and calling

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Doing a job and staying alive in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
By David Ignatius. This holiday season, after the carolers sang about peace and joy, I think about some of the soldiers I met in Iraq this year.

  
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