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December 31 2004
 

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S. Korean parliament extends Iraq troop mission
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
SEOUL – South Korea’s parliament approved on Friday a one-year extension of the country’s troop deployment in Iraq. The assembly

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Kansas archaeologist to examine mass graves in Iraq in advance of
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LAWRENCE, Kan. – An archaeologist with the Kansas State Historical Society has been chosen to help excavate and document mass graves in Iraq ahead of the trial

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Allawi vows 2005 decisive for Iraq, as radical Iraqi groups
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi declared that Iraq’s future lay with democracy, as hardline Islamists vowed to strike against the country’s

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S. Korean parliament extends Iraq troop mission
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
SEOUL – South Korea’s parliament approved on Friday a one-year extension of the country’s troop deployment in Iraq. The assembly

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Allawi vows 2005 decisive for Iraq, as radical Iraqi groups
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi declared that Iraq’s future lay with democracy, as hardline Islamists vowed to strike against the country’s

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Kansas archaeologist to examine mass graves in Iraq in advance of
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
LAWRENCE, Kan. – An archaeologist with the Kansas State Historical Society has been chosen to help excavate and document mass graves in Iraq ahead of the trial

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Family, friends remember Mobile man killed in Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Several hundred friends and family members gathered Thursday to remember a Mobile man killed in an suicide bomb attack in Iraq.

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South Korean parliament extends troop deployment in Iraq: report
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL : South Korean parliament extended the country’s controversial troop deployment in Iraq for another year, Yonhap news agency reported.

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Suicide Car Bomber Kills Seven in Iraq’s North
Wired News – USA
BAIJI, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed seven people, five of them Iraqi National Guards, near the northern town of Baiji Friday, as the insurgent

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S.Korean National Assembly approves extension of troops in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
The South Korean National Assembly late Friday night approved a government bill to extend the deployment of South Korean troops in Iraq for another year.

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US forces arrest 49 in Iraq as rebels renew threats
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The statement didn’t mention the details of the operation, which is the latest in a series of anti-resistance campaigns in the Sunni Triangle in central Iraq…

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South Korean to keep troops in Iraq for another year
USA Today – USA
SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s parliament on Friday approved extending the mission of its 3,600 troops in Iraq for another year. The

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Freedom Plea for Iraq’s Cancer-Struck ‘Mrs. Anthrax’
Reuters – USA
“Huda Ammash is very ill and should be released,” said Badih Aref, who is defending Iraq’s jailed former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz.

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Iran, Syria to snub Iraq neighbors meeting
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
31 (UPI) — Iran and Syria are planning to downgrade their representation at the upcoming meeting of Iraq’s neighboring countries in Amman in January, reports

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Iraq coach Hamd quits after home destroyed
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Iraq coach Adnan Hamd has walked out on the national team after his home was destroyed. Hamd, who took Iraq to the Asian Cup quarter

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Parliament deadlock delays approval on extended SKorean mission in
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL : Opposition lawmakers put up a human wall in parliament, delaying approval to extend the deployment of South Korean troops in Iraq.

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Iraq deadlier as enemies get more skilled
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BY ROBERT BURNS. WASHINGTON — US forces in Iraq suffered 348 deaths in the last four months, the worst death toll since the invasion.

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Parliament deadlock delays extended S Korean mission in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Opposition law-makers put up a human wall in Parliament Friday, delaying approval to extend the deployment of South Korean troops in Iraq.

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Morgan soldier wounded in Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
HULACO – A 22-year-old soldier from Morgan County narrowly escaped death in Iraq this week when a roadside bomb exploded beneath the truck he was driving. Spc.

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Iraq death toll rises since summer
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — By key measures of the level of insurgent violence against US forces in Iraq — numbers of dead, wounded and insurgent attacks — the

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Parliament deadlock delays approval on extended SKorean mission in
Turkish Press – Turkey
SEOUL (AFP) – Opposition lawmakers put up a human wall in parliament, delaying approval to extend the deployment of South Korean troops in Iraq.

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Iraq plans security for polls
News24 – South Africa
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

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Stryker soldier, 19, killed in Iraq ID’d Local Digest
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
The US Department of Defense last night identified a Fort Lewis soldier killed by an apparent car bomb in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday. US Army Pfc.

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Numbers tell grim tale of war in Iraq
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
Washington — By key measures of the level of insurgent violence against American forces in Iraq — numbers of dead, wounded and insurgent attacks — the

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Three militant groups vow to disturb Iraq’s elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
laws of the crusaders and replace our great religion with secularism,” said the statement signed by the Army of Ansar al-Sunnah, Islamic Army in Iraq and Army

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3,000 guardsmen to get a big send-off to Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
A spirited send-off is planned Saturday in Waco for 3,000 Texas National Guard soldiers who are heading to Iraq as part of the state Guard’s largest

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US soldiers kill 25 insurgents in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Mosul, IraqˇĂs third-largest city, has become a hotbed of insurgent activity in the past several months. Fourteen US soldiers died Dec.

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37764-2004Dec30.html
Violence Against Iraq Troops Takes Toll
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON – Key measures of the level of insurgent violence against American forces in Iraq, numbers of dead, wounded and insurgent attacks, show the

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/1231breakout311.html
Elections in Ukraine, Iraq don’t compare
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
But his attempts to compare the situation there to that in Iraq smack more of partisanship than sound political analysis. Though

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15 killed in Iraq violence
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
There will be attempted attacks against polling places and polling locations.” Adel Lami, a ranking officer on Iraq’s Independent Electoral Commission, said

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Iraq Reconstruction Projects Stalled by Violence
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Eric Weiner reports on the difficulties in the reconstruction effort in Iraq — some projects are reaching completion, but others are

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Elections in Ukraine, Iraq don’t compare
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
But his attempts to compare the situation there to that in Iraq smack more of partisanship than sound political analysis. Though

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US captures alleged top insurgent in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
is said to be responsible for facilitating communications between Zarqawi and al-Qaeda, as well as co-ordinating the movement of insurgents in and out of Iraq.

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Terrorist threat to Iraq voters
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Jim Muir in Baghdad. Three Iraqi insurgent groups gave warning yesterday that anyone taking part in the “dirty farce” of next

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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

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Iraq Reconstruction Projects Stalled by Violence
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: NPR’s Eric Weiner reports on the difficulties in the reconstruction effort in Iraq — some projects are reaching completion, but others are

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Terrorist threat to Iraq voters
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Jim Muir in Baghdad. Three Iraqi insurgent groups gave warning yesterday that anyone taking part in the “dirty farce” of next

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Summary Box: Numbers show deadly year in Iraq has grown worse
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
THE FIGURES: Measuring by the number of insurgent attacks and US dead and wounded, the situation for American forces in Iraq has worsened since summer.

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Electoral tempest in Iraq
Ha’aretz – Jerusalem,Israel
The Bush administration’s vision of remaking Iraq as the Arab world’s first pro-United States, Israel-friendly, free-market democracy has suffered many nasty

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Iraq war veteran toilet-papering house shot by irate resident in
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– A soldier home after a year in Iraq was shot in the Alvarado is in the US Army and recently returned after a year in Iraq, according to television reports.

  
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