Iraq News and Information Links April 29 2004
BLOODSHED in Iraq continues as US troops plan withdrawal from…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : US marines will start leaving the troubled Iraqi city
of Fallujah after an apparent breakthrough in talks there as the death
toll in the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/82478/1/.html

FLUOR'S Iraq contracts bring security challenges
Forbes – USA
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (Reuters) – Fluor Corp.'s (nyse: FLR – news – people)
big contracts to rebuild Iraq helped to push up new project awards by
19 percent…
www.forbes.com/business/manufacturing/newswire/2004/04/29/rtr1353411.html

BUSH losing public support over Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
American support for President George Bush over Iraq is wavering as unrest
and the US death toll mounts. The hundreds of military…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0C8CD7F9-D47D-43C1-A5A2-D062F6B81C15.htm

TEN US Soldiers Killed in Spate of Attacks in Iraq
Reuters – USA
The deaths took to 534 the number of US soldiers killed in action since
US-led forces invaded Iraq 13 months ago. About 125 of them…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4989730

US says terrorism down, outside of Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Thursday there were fewer international terrorist attacks last year
than any time since 1969 – but the figures don't include most of the violence
in Iraq.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1152&slug=State%20Terrorism

MAJOR Developments in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Hundreds of people from across Italy gathered for a peace march near
St. Peter's Square demanded by kidnappers of three Italians in Iraq.…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4034922,00.html

ITALIANS march for hostages in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Rome to call for the release
of three Italian security guards held hostage in Iraq and for peace in
the war…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AA4F3066-8D35-4B53-82BA-E1C458E87238.htm

US to Ease Falluja Siege, Iraq Death Toll Leaps
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US Marines agreed to ease their grip on Falluja
Thursday, striking a deal to entrust security to former Iraqi army officers
in hope…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4989144&section=news

SA confirms fifth national killed in Iraq
Times of India – India
JOHANNESBURG : A South African was killed in Iraq on Thursday, the fifth
national to die in the conflict, the foreign ministry said.…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/649095.cms

POLL: Americans' Support for Iraq War Falling
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A new poll finds that Americans' support for the war in Iraq has dropped
sharply in the last month. Less than half of those surveyed…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=84CF7B06-CFEB-4626-857F0A4FC1D0C8EF

PHOTOS show alleged prisoner abuse in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… late last year at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, where American soldiers
were holding hundreds of prisoners captured during the invasion and occupation
of Iraq…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1083235191446&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037

POWELL Says Support for Iraq War Will Revive
Reuters – USA
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Thursday
waning support among Americans for the occupation of Iraq would revive
once US forces…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=4988295&section=news

BRAHIMI'S Iraq Caretaker Gov't Plan Opposed by Governing Council…
Democracy Now – USA
As violence escalates in Iraq, we take a look at the United Nations special
envoy to Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi's post June 30 plan for a UN-appointed
Iraqi…
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/29/1513224

ITALIANS to March to Aid Iraq Hostages
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
Peter's Square Thursday to help win the release of three Italians held
hostage in Iraq. The march has been promoted by the families…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8549470.htm

IRAQ changes controversial flag
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council has modified the new national flag
after criticism that it looked too much like Israel's.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3670001.stm

TV show to call roll of casualties in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A plan to devote a full television program to a solemn roll call of US
service people killed in Iraq is becoming the latest focus in the debate
over the role…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/29/1083224523818.html

IRAQ Attacks Kill 10 US Soldiers ; Coalition Holding Talks in…
Bloomberg – USA
April 29 (Bloomberg) — At least 10 US soldiers were killed today in three
attacks in Iraq after the US-led coalition held talks in Fallujah aimed
at ending…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=asYU2dzQ0Jm8&refer=top_world_news

SPANISH defense minister: No more troops for Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MADRID, Spain (AP) Spain will not send any more soldiers to Iraq, the defense
minister said Thursday during a ceremony marking the official end of the
Spanish…
www.boston.com/dailynews/120/world/Spanish_defense_minister_No_mo:.shtml

NEW Iraq flag: Designer speaks out
CNN – USA
LONDON, England (CNN) — The man who designed Iraq's new national flag
has told CNN he wanted to create a "simple and powerful" design.…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/29/iraq.flag.designer/

IRAQ Car Bomb Kills Eight US Soldiers
Reuters – USA
… Mounting US losses — at least 10 deaths on Thursday took the combat
death toll in Iraq to 534 — and the rising costs of the war may cost
Bush support before…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4985477

SA civilian's Iraq drive-by death confirmed
Independent Online – South Africa
The department of foreign affairs has confirmed that a fifth South African
has been killed in Iraq. "The South African diplomatic…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=139&art_id=qw1083244141424B262&set_id=1

IRAQ: US general faces cruelty charges
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A US general responsible for four jails in Iraq has been suspended pending
an investigation into alleged abuse of her prisoners.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/966AE903-390F-4B56-B786-CCED9BFD22BB.htm

US quagmire in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
As the US sends in reinforcements to tackle the increasing violence in
Iraq, and the situation appears to be deteriorating around the Sunni stronghold
of…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3669647.stm

POWELL says Iraq losses hurting Bush
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Saying "we have run into some tough weeks" in Iraq,
Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Thursday that support among
the…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.asp?category=1103&slug=Powell%20Iraq

TEN GIs Killed in Iraq
WVLT – Knoxville,TN,USA
… month, the bloodiest since the war began. At least 735 US troops have
been killed in Iraq so far. One US soldier was killed and…
www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1825114&nav=4QcHMgxU

HILL calls for more help for Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Senator Hill said Australian forces would remain in Iraq as long as needed,
and said Australia was considering sending more equipment.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/29/1083224518909.html

LUGAR is right to demand full debate about Iraq
Cincinnati Post – Cincinnati,OH,USA
… Mark Dayton of Minnesota and Carl Levin of Michigan charged the Pentagon
with refusing to hand over information on Iraq requested and promised
months ago.…
www.cincypost.com/2004/04/29/annmac042904.html

ARMY'S fresh troops for Iraq are 'getting thin'
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
By Robert Burns. WASHINGTON — The Army could have a tough time finding
more combat troops if they are needed in Iraq. Of the service's…
www.sltrib.com/2004/Apr/04292004/nation_w/161748.asp

IRAQ Car Bomb Kills Eight US Soldiers
Reuters – USA
The deaths took to 533 the number of US soldiers killed in action since
US-led forces invaded Iraq 13 months ago. About 125 of them…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4984834&section=news

ARMED with brushes, artist paints a portrait of Iraq
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
By Jan Sjostrom. PALM BEACH, Fla. — Americans are bombarded daily with
television and newspaper images of the war in Iraq. Looking…
www.sltrib.com/2004/Apr/04292004/thursday/161624.asp

EX-ENVOY to Iraq 'Disagrees with Middle East Letter'
The Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Tony Blair’s former special envoy to Iraq said today he disagreed with
the letter sent to Downing Street by more than 50 ex-diplomats criticising
the ...
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2855509

IRAQ unveils modified flag
The Globe and Mail - Canada
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's Governing Council unveiled a modified version of the
new national flag yesterday after protests that the original was similar
to Israel's. ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040429/IRAQFLAG29/TPInternational/Africa

BIG drop in support for war in Iraq, poll finds
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA
Support for the war in Iraq has eroded substantially over the past several
months, and Americans are increasingly critical of the way President Bush
is ...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/04/29/MNGOM6CPLJ1.DTL

DID US abuse prisoners in Iraq?
The Globe and Mail - Canada
... taken late last year at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, where US troops
were holding hundreds of prisoners captured during the invasion and occupation
of Iraq. ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040429/IRAQ29/TPInternational/Africa

POLL: US support for Iraq war is falling
Middle East Online - UK
47 percent of Americans believe Iraq war was justified down from 58 percent
a month ago, 63 percent in December. WASHINGTON - US ...
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=9831

FUNNIES' unflinching look at a serious subject: war in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA
... funny pages took a dour turn in recent days as two daily strips, Garry
Trudeau's Doonesbury and Darby Conley's Get Fuzzy, concurrently addressed
the war in Iraq ...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/04/29/DDG4S6BR451.DTL

US rushes tanks to Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – The United States is rushing tanks to Iraq, including
the besieged city of Falluja, where sporadic overnight clashes followed

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=501454&section=news

US offensive in Iraq may hurt transition – UN
Independent Online – South Africa
… Annan spoke a day after his envoy for Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, told the
UN Security Council that unless the situation in Fallujah was resolved
peacefully there…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&click_id=2813&art_id=qw1083210662406B262&set_id=6

US doubts increase over Bush's handling of Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Public doubts are growing about Iraq and President George Bush‚s handling
of the war nearly a year after he declared an end to major combat, according
to a…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=102424362&p=yxz4z5x68&n=102425122

US Soldier Killed on Road in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US soldier was killed and another wounded Thursday when
a roadside bomb exploded near their convoy north of Baghdad, a US military
spokesman…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8547818.htm

BRAHIMI delivers blueprint on new Iraq government
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… Fallujah has been the scene of the fiercest fighting of the US-led
occupation of Iraq, with scores of US soldiers and hundreds of Iraqis
killed there this…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=3011

US deploys heavy armour in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The US is sending additional heavy tanks and armoured vehicles to Iraq
to combat the recent upsurge in attacks on its forces there.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3668903.stm

STRYKERS set to join US forces in Iraq
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
A second brigade of London-made Stryker armoured vehicles is poised to
enter Iraq as concern grows over the vulnerability of US army troops.

www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/Business/2004/04/29/440272.html

SPANISH Soldiers Return From Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
MADRID ˜ The last group of Spanish soldiers who took part in the US-led
occupation of Iraq returned home Wednesday from Kuwait, the Defense Ministry
said.…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-spaniards29apr29,1,1066173.story?coll=la-headlines-world

STOP wagering on the UN in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… Fallujah and Najaf and fought with Sunni and Shiite groups, quite a
few people have tallied up American deaths to bolster the argument that
Iraq is a new…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=2991

NIGHTLINE' Fuels Iraq Images Feud
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
NEW YORK ˜ ABC News' plan to devote Friday's "Nightline" to a solemn
roll call of US service people killed in Iraq is fast becoming the latest
focus in the…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-nightline29apr29,1,6575795.story?coll=la-headlines-world

DISREGARDED congressional warnings on Iraq now appear prescient
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The warnings came not from anti-war Democrats, but from
Republicans who were backing their president: Planning for a postwar Iraq
was inadequate…
www.boston.com/dailynews/120/wash/Disregarded_congressional_warn:.shtml

44 Bulgarian soldiers request to leave Iraq
Xinhua – China
SOFIA, April 29 (Xinhuanet) — About 44 Bulgarian soldiers serving in Iraq
have asked to go home, Bulgarian Vice Defense Minister Ilko Dimitrov was
quoted by…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/29/content_1447148.htm

IRAQ blasts near Japanese troops
The Australian – Australia
… Japan, a close ally of the United States, has deployed 550 ground troops
to Samawa in predominantly Shiite southern Iraq to conduct humanitarian
work…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9422209%255E1702,00.html

AFP staff won't go to Iraq: Keelty
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The Australia Federal Police would not send its trainers to Iraq but was
in discussion with the federal government about sending a small number
to Jordan, AFP…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/29/1083103600971.html

US faces dilemma in Iraq sieges
MSNBC – USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq, April 28 – Perched atop sandbags and peering through powerful
binoculars, Marine officers manning front-line positions around this tense
city…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4856772/

US rush tanks to Iraq to crush rebels
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
FALLUJA, Iraq – The US military has rushed more tanks and other armored
vehicles to Iraq after requests from commanders in the bloodiest month
for American…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=16680

ANNAN warns against violence in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Annan spoke a day after his envoy for Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, told the
UN Security Council that unless the situation in Falluja was resolved
peacefully there…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=501241&section=news

POLL: Iraqis Split Over Whether Iraq Is Better Off
Reuters – USA
… to leave in the next few months, 51 percent also agreed with the notion
that recent attacks on civilians highlight the need for the troops to
remain in Iraq.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4979183

IRAQ: the vision goes beyond June 30
Australian Financial Review (subscription) – Australia
It is very commendable that the White House has finally clarified the game
plan for Iraq in the coming years, and it is particularly important to
have a vision…
afr.com/articles/2004/04/28/1083103549816.html

JOHN Negroponte Nominated to be Iraq Ambassador
NPR (audio) – USA
The former ambassador to Honduras and current US representative to the
United Nations has been nominated to serve as the US ambassador to Iraq.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1854937

WORKING in Iraq boosts income at US group
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… reported a year-on-year 80 per cent rise in revenue to $5.5bn in the
first quarter of 2004, largely due to its controversial work for the US
government in Iraq…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1083180157986

AUSTRALIA may send vehicles to Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australia was considering sending military vehicles and equipment to Iraq
to help train the Iraqi army, Defence Minister Robert Hill said.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/29/1083103594440.html

CAN the US avoid a worst-case scenario in Iraq?
Salon (subscription) – USA
… on Terrorism." In the piece, Record blasts the Bush administration's
global war on terrorism as "unfocused" and "open-ended," while critiquing
the Iraq war as…
www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/04/29/record/

SPANISH soldiers return home from Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Throngs of family members rushed up to meet the last group of Spanish soldiers
returning to home soil from Iraq yesterday, ending Spain's participation
in the…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3563459&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

MORE armored vehicles being sent to troops in Iraq
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON ˜ US military commanders have sent additional tanks and armored
personnel carriers to Marine and Army units in Iraq, and more are on their
way.…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-04-28-armored-vehicles_x.htm

ARMY chiefs resist call for more Iraq troops
Guardian – UK
Senior military chiefs have strongly resisted proposals to send more British
troops to Iraq or any extension of their area of command until clearer
signals are…
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1205709,00.html

REALITY spoils a dream script for Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… government. The new Iraq stands as a bright beacon for freedom and
democracy in a region that has known precious little of either.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/171072_skip29.html

EDITORIAL: War on terror/Iraq is hurting, not helping
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… Why? Because the war in Iraq "dramatically strengthened their recruitment
efforts," one counterterrorism official told the reporters.…
www.startribune.com/stories/561/4748482.html

POLL Finds Public Doubts on Iraq Rising
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Public doubts are growing about Iraq and President Bush's
handling of the war nearly a year after he declared an end to major combat,
according to…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8543691.htm

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscripition) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Wednesday, April 28, 722 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V2408.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

US Says Has Rushed Tanks to Iraq to Crush Rebels
Macon Area Online – Macon,GA,USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – The US military has rushed more tanks and other
armored vehicles to Iraq after requests from commanders in the bloodiest
month for…
www.maconareaonline.com/news.asp?id=6692

IN Iraq, Flag Design, Too, Comes Under Fire
New York Times – USA
… The flag unveiled this week by Iraq's United States-backed governing
council was designed to reflect a forward-looking, inclusive Iraq free
of Saddam Hussein.…
www.nytimes.com/2004/04/29/garden/29FLAG.html?ex=1083816000&en=03ad323539399c4e&ei=5062

UK wary of Iraq reinforcements
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
BRITISH military chiefs are strongly resisting any moves to send more of
the country's troops to Iraq, or to take over areas now patrolled by Spain's
departing…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9419864%255E1702,00.html

ANALYSIS: The Pentagon's Iraq uncertainty
BBC News – London,England,UK
… this. Indeed, there have also been suggestions that the more cautious
approach used by British forces in southern Iraq is better.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3668509.stm

MARINES in Iraq to get some high-tech help
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ˆ The Marines in Iraq soon will get a new high-tech flying
drone to help them spot potential threats in the volatile city of Fallujah,
thanks to…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040428-1514-cnsdrone.html

WHY Iraq Governing Council failed
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… But today, Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN's Iraq envoy, is writing a transition
plan for Iraq that, if he gets his way, will freeze Governing Council
members out of…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0429/p06s02-woiq.html

ITALIAN hostages in Iraq in good condition, says patriarch
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
VATICAN CITY – Three Italians being held hostage in Iraq are in good condition,
the country's top Catholic leader was quoted as saying on Wednesday.…
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3563393&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

US Rushes More Tanks, Other Armor to Iraq
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military has rushed more tanks and other
armored vehicles to Iraq in response to requests from commanders grappling
with a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4977586

GERMANY, Spain, France to launch UN resolution on Iraq
Xinhua – China
BERLIN, April 28 (Xinhuanet) — Germany, Spain and France have been planning
to take a joint initiative by pushing a new UN resolution on Iraq to end
the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/29/content_1446008.htm

RESCUING the US in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – USA
As battles for Fallujah and Najaf show, the US military needs all the help
it can get in Iraq. Firepower alone isn't sufficient…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0429/p08s03-comv.html

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Wednesday, April 28, 722 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department
of Defense…
www.boston.com/dailynews/119/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

IRAQ congress members under investigation
MSNBC – USA
By Lisa Myers. Members of the Iraqi National Congress and its leader Ahmed
Chalabi were airlifted into southern Iraq the day Saddam‚s government
fell.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/4855109/

  
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