Iraq News and Information Links
January 5 2005
 

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Bombers kill 21 people in Iraq
Reuters – UK
HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers have killed 21 people in attacks on an Iraqi police academy and a checkpoint, part of a campaign to derail January 30 …

www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking-News/Iraq-car-
bomb-attacks-kill-25/2005/01/06/1104832202287.html

Iraq car bomb attacks kill 25
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq’s prime minister said the violence would not derail landmark elections. “We will not allow the terrorists to stop the political …

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Jordan rallies Iraq vote backing
BBC News – London,England,UK
Jordan is hoping to rally support for Iraqi elections by hosting a meeting of Iraq’s neighbours on Thursday. It wants all the nations …

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Guide to Iraq’s main political groupings
Financial Times – UK
Iraq’s elections have been eagerly awaited by Iraq’s majority Shia population, which looks set to dominate a democratically elected parliament, but the …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10573464.htm
Security Contractor Sued Over Iraq Deaths
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
RALEIGH, NC – Families of four slain security contractors whose bodies were burned and dragged through the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, sued the workers’ former …

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Breaking&storyId=971158&tw=wn_wire_story

US Mulls New Syrian Sanctions Over Iraq Funds
Wired News – USA
… Sources familiar with the topic said the administration was also debating whether the US military could cross the Syrian border from Iraq while in “hot pursuit …

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Iraq PM says timely elections the solution as suicide bombers …
Turkish Press – Turkey
… The US-backed premier promised an increase in the strength of Iraq’s fledgling security forces saying they would be better trained and equipped to “defeat the …

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Suicide Bombers Kill 21 People in Iraq
Reuters – USA
HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) – Suicide bombers killed 21 people in attacks on an Iraqi police academy and a checkpoint on Wednesday, part of a campaign to derail Jan. …

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attacks-kill-25/2005/01/06/1104832202287.html

Iraq car bomb attacks kill 25
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Iraq’s prime minister said the violence would not derail landmark elections. “We will not allow the terrorists to stop the political …

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Guide to Iraq’s main political groupings
Financial Times – UK
Iraq’s elections have been eagerly awaited by Iraq’s majority Shia population, which looks set to dominate a democratically elected parliament, but the …

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Breaking&storyId=971158&tw=wn_wire_story

US Mulls New Syrian Sanctions Over Iraq Funds
Wired News – USA
… Sources familiar with the topic said the administration was also debating whether the US military could cross the Syrian border from Iraq while in “hot pursuit …

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Suicide bombers kill 21 people in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Sami Jumaili. part of a campaign to derail January 30 elections which Iraq’s prime minister vowed will go ahead. the lawless area …

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Bush Seen Unlikely to Back Any Delay in Iraq Vote
Reuters – USA
By David Morgan. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush is unlikely to back any delay in Iraq’s Jan. 30 election, despite fears that …

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Bomber kills 15 at Iraq police academy
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Sami Jumaili. aimed at stopping landmark January 30 elections, but Iraq’s prime minister has vowed the vote will go ahead. known …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050105-114415-1401r.htm
US Army shuts down Iraq medic’s blog
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 5 (UPI) — A US Army doctor in Iraq has been ordered to shut down his Internet diary, or blog, on claims it contravened …

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Suicide Bomber Kills 15 at Iraq Police Academy
Reuters – USA
HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed 15 people at a police academy graduation Wednesday, part of a wave of killings aimed at stopping landmark Jan. …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January34.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq neighbours conference to support vote: Jordanian FM
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
AMMAN – Jordanian Foreign Minister Hani Mulki said Wednesday a conference in Amman of Iraq’s six neighbours will aim to back “appropriate and transparent …

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Twenty killed in Iraq bombing:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Baghada, Jan. 5 : A car bomb exploded outside a police academy south of Baghdad today during a graduation ceremony …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/05/content_2421066.htm
US considers tougher sanctions on Syria to stem Iraq insurgency …
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… imposing new sanctions on Syria to prod it to crack down on Iraqis in Syria who are providing financial and logisticalsupport to insurgents in Iraq, the New …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10571167.htm
West Texas-based Marines prepare for Iraq tour
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
EL PASO, Texas – A West Texas Marine reservist is preparing to return to Iraq for a third time as more than 100 others from his unit gear up to accompany him. …

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20050105/wl_nm/iraq_dc&time=1104931992&feed=iraq

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 at Iraq Police Academy
SierraTimes.com – USA
… Reuters Photo Slideshow: Iraq Sabotage Creates Fuel Crisis In Iraq(Reuters Video) Latest headlines: Suicide Bomber Kills 15 at Iraq Police Academy Reuters …

www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/05/news/iran.html
Iran denies Iraq-vote meddling
International Herald Tribune – France
AMMAN, Jordan On the eve of a conference of Iraq’s neighbors in Jordan, Iran rejected accusations that it was trying to influence a Shiite victory in the Iraqi …

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00c4ad072ca6ea0b2cdc9eed1edc5710.htm

IRAQ: Special report on elections
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
If anybody is to make a success of Iraq’s upcoming elections, set to take place on 30 January, it should be the Kurds, local officials say. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49279-2005Jan5.html
Deadly Bombings Continue in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq’s relentless pre-election carnage continued unabated Wednesday with deadly attacks on an Iraqi police recruiting station and on a military convoy not far …

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Iraq blast kills two, injures 10
Times of India – Mumbai,India
… two others wounded after their patrol was attacked with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire yesterday afternoon in Tal Afar in northern Iraq, the US …

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Blair committed to Iraq election date
Guardian – UK
… can you draft a constitution unless all ethnicities, sects, religions and political ideologies are included?” He urged the UN to examine whether Iraq should go …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050105-063925-3316r.htm
Two Iraq explosions kill 24
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. … US and Iraqi forces have been facing an increase in insurgent violence ahead of elections in Iraq on Jan. 30.

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US wounded passes 10,000 mark in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 5 … battlefield. Another 4,856 US troops were wounded and were able to return to duty in Iraq, the statement said. …

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Iraq suicide bomber kills 13
swissinfo – Switzerland
By Matt Spetalnick. Minister Iyad Allawi vowed to stick to his timetable for a January 30 election despite escalating attacks. services …

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2005/January/focusoniraq_January31.xml&section=focusoniraq

Allawi says holding Iraq elections on time important to quell …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s Prime Minister Iyad Allawi insisted Wednesday that holding elections on time on January 30 was crucial to defeating the insurgency and …

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At least 10 dead in Iraq suicide blast
Reuters – UK
HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide car bomb attack on a police academy in the Iraqi town of Hilla has killed at least 10 people and wounded at least 25, local …

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Guard unit coming home from Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
Members of the Alabama National Guard’s 711th Signal Battalion are expected to return home this month after nearly a year in Iraq. Lt. Col. …

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Number of US personnel wounded in Iraq now tops 10,000
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
MORE than 10,000 US military personnel have been wounded during the Iraq conflict, new Pentagon figures have revealed. The death …

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Contractors recruiting in Colombia, other Latin American nations …
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… And the temptation – which includes making as much as 20 times their yearly salary – has been strong enough to lure dozens of Colombians to Iraq to do some of …

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US wounded in Iraq passes 10,000 mark
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The number of US troops wounded in Iraq since the war’s start in March 2003 has passed the 10,000 mark, the Department of Defense says. …

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WAR IN IRAQ: Insurgents kill Baghdad governor
Grand Forks Herald – Grand Forks,ND,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Prospects for a successful Iraqi parliamentary election Jan. 30 appeared all but hopeless Tuesday amid continuing …

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One small California city learns to cope with Iraq war casualties
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Bilen Mesfin, Associated Press, 1/5/2005 04:31. TRACY, Calif. (AP) Since the war began in Iraq, John Serpa’s job has gotten busier and much sadder. …

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Blair ‘Committed’ to Iraq Election Date
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair said today he was committed to the January 30 date for elections in Iraq. … nobody in Iraq wants Saddam back. …

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Latest US casualties in Iraq
WAVY-TV – Portsmouth,VA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq An American soldier has been killed and two wounded in an attack on their patrol in northern Iraq. That brings the …

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Iraq president urges UN to review poll date
swissinfo – Switzerland
… The United Nations said it was up to Iraq’s Independent Electoral Commission to decide. No official request had been received from Yawar,. …

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Venezuela Says Appears Colombia Rebel Kidnapped
Reuters – USA
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – A top Colombian rebel captured last month was apparently abducted from Venezuela, possibly by Colombian security officials in a …

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Geary’s disclosure of the CIA’s Venezuela operation put him in …
VHeadline.com – Worth,IL,USA
US author Ed Geary has just published his book ‘Gotcha International Marine Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy’ and says that to steal, cheat, and lie your …

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Soldier Killed in Iraq, Two Wounded
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Olympia was killed and two were wounded after their patrol was attacked with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire in Tal Afar in northern Iraq, the US

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Iraq Elections Still on Despite Increasing Violence
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
along with six bodyguards as he drove to work in yet another bloody day of insurgent attacks that exposed grave security flaws in Iraq with elections less than

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More officials in Iraq calling for election postponement
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
While Bush administration officials said Tuesday they would resist a delay, a growing chorus of officials in Iraq is calling for postponement as insurgent

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Iraq’s President urges UN to review election date
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
not,” he said. Iraq’s interim government and its American allies have repeatedly said that the vote would not be delayed. But Al

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0104,0,862490.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

Islip Terr. native killed in Iraq bombing
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
An Islip native working for a financial consulting firm in Iraq was among four people killed by a car bomb near the Green Zone in Baghdad, Britain’s Foreign

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Rebel attacks leave more dead in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Insurgents pressed their bloody campaign to sabotage Iraq’s Jan. 30 elections with car bombs and roadside attacks

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=10582005
Captured on film: Deadly force of Iraq bomb attack
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
MILITANTS released a dramatic video yesterday claiming to show a roadside attack on a United States convoy in Iraq. The images emerged

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-Iraq-wounds-40s/2005/01/04/1104601351279.html

Huge blast kills six in Iraq, wounds 40
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A suicide car bomb detonated near a National Guard barracks in western Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 40, police said.

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More officials in Iraq calling for election postponement
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
While Bush administration officials said Tuesday they would resist a delay, a growing chorus of officials in Iraq is calling for postponement as insurgent

www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=62089
US may add advisers to aid Iraq military
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
JANUARY 4, WASHINGTON: General George W. Casey Jr., the top commander in Iraq, is reviewing a proposal to add hundreds of American military advisers to work

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=10582005
Captured on film: Deadly force of Iraq bomb attack
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
MILITANTS released a dramatic video yesterday claiming to show a roadside attack on a United States convoy in Iraq. The images emerged

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How Iraq War Went Wrong
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
The patina of overconfidence, overreach and override, defining its unilateralist action in Iraq, has not dulled the luster of the United States.

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A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
4, 2005, at least 1,336 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3147927a11,00.html
Sole NZ soldier heads to Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
By ANNA WALLIS. Returning “vertical and warm” is the intention of the man who will be New Zealand’s sole uniformed representative in Iraq later this month.

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050104/w010478.html
Baghdad governor assassinated in yet another bloody day in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
along with six bodyguards as he drove to work Tuesday in yet another bloody day of rebel attacks that exposed grave security flaws in Iraq with elections less

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Pentagon to embed more US trainers in Iraq security forces
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
‘’What we are doing in Iraq is the same thing we have been George W. Casey Jr., the top US commander in Iraq, is moving to embed US ‘’mentors’’ in Iraqi units.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1276655.htm
Iraq committed to election date: US
ABC Online – Australia
January 30. I don’t think there’s any question out here in Iraq,” the US diplomat said, but spoke on condition of anonymity. The

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_5-1-2005_pg9_10
Fighting words: Decoding Iraq war lingo
Daily Times – Pakistan
The Iraq war has spawned its very own alphabet soup of abbreviations and battlefield buzzwords intelligible only to the military and war correspondents trying

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SEAL Lieutenants Face Hearing on Iraq Prisoner Abuses
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: In San Diego, the Navy begins hearings on allegations that two lieutenants in the elite SEALs unit abused Iraqi prisoners.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/05/content_2416435.htm
US insists on Iraq elections timetable
Xinhua – Beijing,China
United States denied on Tuesday President George W. Bush and Iraqi’s interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi discussed a possible delay of Iraq’s coming elections

  
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