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December 30 2004
 

www.theage.com.au/news/Iraq/100000-troops-to-prevent-
Iraq-election-bloodbath/2004/12/31/1104344960183.html

100,000 troops to prevent Iraq election bloodbath
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
“About 100,000 police and national guard will be mobilised” across the country, according to Adel Lami, a ranking officer on Iraq’s Independent Electoral

www.boston.com/dailynews/365/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
30, 2004, at least 1,327 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

www.navhindtimes.com/stories.php?part=news&Story_ID=123125
Arab world debates Iraq polls
Navhind Times – Panjim,India
Cairo Dec 30: Osama bin Laden is just one of many voices in the debate on democracy in Iraq. For weeks, politicians, commentators

www.boston.com/dailynews/365/wash/Top_U_S_official_to_confront_S:.shtml
Top US official to confront Syria on infiltration into Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Department’s second-ranking official is traveling to Syria to talk with officials there about the infiltration of insurgents across the Syrian border into Iraq …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?
category=1107&slug=Iraq%20US%20Troops

Violence against troops in Iraq takes toll
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — By key measures of the level of insurgent violence against American forces in Iraq – numbers of dead, wounded and insurgent attacks – the

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5161730.html
Humvees linked to 1 in 5 US deaths in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
In the earliest days of the war in Iraq, an enemy grenade destroyed the Humvee carrying Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch and four other soldiers

www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=6418
Saddam to be tried after Iraq vote
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
location. The Iraq Special Tribunal was set up last December by the US authorities to try members of the ousted Iraqi regime. The

www.indystar.com/articles/2/205820-7952-102.html
Funeral held for Indiana Marine killed in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Eric Hillenburg — the latest Indiana Marine killed in Iraq. Hillenburg is the 42nd military member with Indiana ties to die in the Iraq war.

www.navhindtimes.com/stories.php?part=news&Story_ID=123125
Arab world debates Iraq polls
Navhind Times – Panjim,India
Cairo Dec 30: Osama bin Laden is just one of many voices in the debate on democracy in Iraq. For weeks, politicians, commentators

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?
category=1107&slug=Iraq%20US%20Troops

Violence against troops in Iraq takes toll
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — By key measures of the level of insurgent violence against American forces in Iraq – numbers of dead, wounded and insurgent attacks – the

www.indystar.com/articles/2/205820-7952-102.html
Funeral held for Indiana Marine killed in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Eric Hillenburg — the latest Indiana Marine killed in Iraq. Hillenburg is the 42nd military member with Indiana ties to die in the Iraq war.

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/12/30/mosul-battle-041230.html
Insurgents assault US post in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
MOSUL, IRAQ – Insurgents tried to ram a truck carrying half a tonne of explosives into a US military post in northern Iraq, then attacked troops in a major

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041230163919.u7ygok4p.xml
Iraq attacks claim more lives as plans unveiled to protect voters
Turkish Press – Turkey
And the Iraqi government announced that a senior aide to Iraq’s most wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — whose militants are behind many deadly attacks and

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=entertainmentNews&storyID=646511
Kids star in post-war Iraq film
Reuters – UK
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi had no intention of making the first feature film to emerge from post-war Iraq, but the children he met in

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=370973
Lebanon Names Two Men Taken Hostage in Iraq
ABC News – USA
The two worked in the trade business. The ministry said its consulate in Baghdad was pursuing the matter with Iraq’s foreign, interior and defense ministries.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041230-060047-5040r.htm
Saddam to be tried after Iraq election
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Beirut, Lebanon, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Iraqi Justice Minister Malek Hassan said ousted President Saddam Hussein would be tried only after

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041230114040.8fjxhlzj.xml
Dozens killed in Iraq clashes as two Lebanese kidnapped
Turkish Press – Turkey
The Iraqi interim government, meanwhile, announced that a senior aide to Iraq’s most wanted man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was captured recently in Baghdad by US-led

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10529942.htm
Iraq moves toward democracy in shadow of fear, confusion
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Under a chilly winter sun, several hundred stalwart supporters of Iraq’s Communist Party gathered recently at a Baghdad sports stadium

www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=1223
Iraq Rebuilding Process Unsatisfactory
Journal of Turkish Weekly – Ankara,Turkey
— Reconstruction of war-ravaged Iraq is not going ahead as expected, the representative of the main Iraqi Shiite group in Tehran says.

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B88A0CC6-2AE1-48A1-B466-95682FD4DF35.htm
Lebanese businessmen seized in Iraq
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
the officer said. About 30 Lebanese working for private companies in Iraq have been kidnapped and later freed. However, in September

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200412/200412300024.html
ROK’s ‘Damian Unit’ Caps 100th Sortie in Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
The ROK Air Force’s 58th Air Lift Wing, assigned to bring men and materiel to Korea’s Zaytun Unit in Irbil, Iraq, recorded its 100th sortie, the Air Force

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/205780_bushiraq30.html
Bush responds to bin Laden taunt on Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
for individuals to express themselves and the willingness of an individual to try and impose his dark vision on the world, on the people of Iraq and elsewhere.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4134219.stm
Violence ‘won’t stop Iraq polls’
BBC News – London,England,UK
Increasing violence in Iraq will not prevent elections from going ahead at the end of next month, Baghdad’s envoy in London has said.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7205499
Iraq Says Senior Zarqawi Aide Captured in Baghdad
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – US-led forces in Iraq have captured a senior member of the al Qaeda-linked network led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a raid

english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200412/200412300019.html
Two Terrorist Suspects Arrested in Irbil, Iraq
Chosun Ilbo – Seoul,South Korea
Regarding intelligence that an Iraqi resistance group had ordered terrorist attacks on Korean troops stationed in the northern Iraqi town of Irbil, it has been

www.dawn.com/2004/12/30/top11.htm
30 killed in Iraq blast
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
violence appears to be intended as a dramatic show of force by militants, a day after Osama publicly endorsed Zarqawi as Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq and declared

washingtontimes.com/national/20041230-120521-5589r.htm
Alhurra tunes in to Iraq election
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq’s first democratic elections in 80 years are being heavily promoted by an Arab language television network operating out of Northern Virginia that will

washingtontimes.com/national/20041229-113041-1647r.htm
Pentagon ousts official who tied Russia, Iraq arms
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
special forces units were involved in an effort to remove Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction in the weeks before the US-led invasion of Iraq began in

www.dawn.com/2004/12/30/top12.htm
Mass grave found in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
SULEIMANIYAH, Dec 29: Labourers digging the foundations for a new hospital in Kurdish northern Iraq uncovered a mass grave on Wednesday containing an estimated

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35574-2004Dec29.html
Iraq War Dead
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Staff Sgt. Jason A. Lehto, 31, of Mount Clemens, Mich.; Marine Forces Reserve’s Marine Wing Support Group 47, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, based at Mount Clemens.

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=370539
US Soldiers Kill 25 Insurgents in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Dec 30, 2004 — US troops and warplanes killed at least 25 insurgents as they attacked an American outpost in northern Iraq with a car bomb and

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10526634.htm
Macomb County Marine dies in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WARREN, Mich. – A Marine from the Detroit area has been killed in Iraq’s Anbar province, the military said Wednesday. Staff Sgt.

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/12/30/2003217309
At least 54 people killed in latest Iraq mayhem
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
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

www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/12/30/2003217310
Navy Seals and wives file lawsuit over Iraq photos
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Six members of the Navy Seals and two of their wives sued The Associated Press (AP) and one of its reporters on Tuesday for distributing photos of the Seals

news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1474962004
Iraq police lured to house of death
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
the poll. “The terrorists intend to destroy Iraq’s unity,” a statement issued by the interim national assembly said. “Their intentions

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/business/worldbusiness/30iraqbank.html
Iraq’s Ailing Banking Industry Is Slowly Reviving
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 29 – Despite the continuing war and political uncertainty, Iraq’s long-suffering financial industry has begun creaking to life.

www.boston.com/dailynews/364/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
29, 2004, at least 1,325 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/30/content_2393136.htm
Iraq soccer coach steps down
Xinhua – Beijing,China
29 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq head coach Adnan Hamad has resigned due to weak performance in the 17th Gulf Soccer Championship, al-Sharq al-Awsat (the Middle East

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-12-29-gas-shortage_x.htm
Gas shortage fuels resentment in Iraq
USA Today – USA
rules.”. Buying gasoline in Iraq is a serious undertaking. Corruption is only one of the ingredients in Iraq’s fuel shortages. Although

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-12/30/content_404562.htm
US launches offensive after Iraq ambush
China Daily – Beijing,China
with them. US President Bush denounced bin Laden’s appeal, saying the Jan. 30 election marks a crossroads for Iraq. “The stakes

www.csmonitor.com/2004/1230/p01s03-woiq.html
In Iraq, a clear-cut bin Laden-Zarqawi alliance
Christian Science Monitor – USA
was cemented with Mr. bin Laden’s latest taped statement on Tuesday, in which he praised the Jordanian militant and said anyone who participates in Iraq’s Jan.

www.boston.com/dailynews/364/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
29, 2004, at least 1,325 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-bc-ct—lieberman-middlee1229dec29,0,5338514.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut
Lieberman visits Iraq, says election must go forward
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
By LOLITA C. BALDOR. WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Lieberman, traveling in the Middle East Wednesday, said there is strong support in Iraq for the Jan.

news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=22740
Explosive-riggedhouse kills 30 during Iraq police raid
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Thirty people were killed when a house rigged with explosives blew up during a police raid on insurgents, in the latest calamity to befall

  
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