Iraq News and Information Links
February 5 2005
 

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Iraq Sunnis Offer to Help on Constitution
ABC News – USA
A US military helicopter hovers over the scene of a mortar attack near the airport on Baghdad’s western outskirts in Iraq Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. …

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Rice Assures Turkey US Backs United Iraq
Voice of America – USA
… East. She assured Turkey, which is worried about Kurdish separatism, that the United States is firmly committed to a unified Iraq. …

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-2-2005_pg7_1
2 US troops among 23 killed in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… blindfolded. The Islamic Army in Iraq said in an Internet statement it had killed three policemen captured after the same attack. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/10827330.htm
Friends, family mourn Mississippi Guardsman killed in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… His life, 35 years. The sergeant first class from Ocean Springs was killed in Iraq on Thursday when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/036/world/Translator_who_witnessed_abduc:.shtml
Translator who witnessed abduction of Italian hostage in Iraq …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The translator sensed trouble as soon as he saw a gray Opel with four men inside. … Il Manifesto strongly opposed the US-led war in Iraq. …

www.nytimes.com/2005/02/06/international/middleeast/06shiites.html
Top Iraq Shiites Exert Influence on Constitution
New York Times – USA
By EDWARD WONG. NAJAF, Iraq, Feb. … But the clerics of Najaf, the holiest city of Shiite Islam, have emerged as the greatest power in the new Iraq. …

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Shiite parties head for landslide victory in Iraq; Allawi’s …
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Facing the prospect of a Shiite Muslim landslide, some Sunni politicians offered on Saturday to participate in mapping Iraq’s political future. …

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NC men head to Iraq for contract work
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Co. are going to Iraq to install wiring and other improvements in buildings where armor will be added to military vehicles. The …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=050205194330.uhpjujh1.xml
Iraq Sunnis demand US pullout timetable as price for rejoining …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq’s main Sunni Muslim clerical organization demanded a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops Saturday as the price of its …

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Week in Review: State of the Union, Iraq, Social Security
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Topics include the State of the Union address, the makeup of Iraq’s new national assembly and President Bush’s plans for Social Security. …

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Call from missing journalist in Iraq
Reuters.uk – UK
… Asked whether Italy would withdraw its forces from Iraq as demanded in an Internet statement purportedly from the kidnappers, he said: “Absolutely not.”. …

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Shiites Seek to Solidify Power in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
… Jan. 30 Iraqi elections to assume leadership in the new government. Minority Sunni Muslims held power in Saddam’s Iraq. Results …

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Rice Thanks Polish for Their Support in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
… Rice on her tour through Europe and the Middle East stopped in Poland earlier today, where she thanked the Polish people for their tremendous support in Iraq. …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/06/content_2552640.htm
Iraq Sunnis demand timetable for foreign troops’ withdrawal
Xinhua – Beijing,China
5 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq’s influential Sunni religious leadership on Saturday put the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country as a condition to participate …

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1229903,00050004.htm
Iraq poll result within five days: Electoral panel
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
The final result of Iraq’s historic election will be announced within five days, the electoral commission said on Saturday. “God …

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Two US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Bombings
ABC News – USA
Nabil Kadim, who was one of four to be killed by a roadside bomb which exploded beside an Iraqi troop patrol in the southern city of Basra in Iraq Saturday, Feb …

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Rice Thanks Polish for Their Support in Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
… Rice on her tour through Europe and the Middle East stopped in Poland earlier today, where she thanked the Polish people for their tremendous support in Iraq. …

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Iraq coalition wins 76 seats in polls:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
5 : Iraq’s main Shiite coalition maintained a hefty but reduced lead in the latest count of votes in the country’s historic election, as deadly violence …

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Iraq Sunnis demand timetable for foreign troops’ withdrawal
Xinhua – Beijing,China
5 (Xinhuanet) — Iraq’s influential Sunni religious leadership on Saturday put the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country as a condition to participate …

www.boston.com/dailynews/036/world/Iraq_s_insurgents_launch_fresh:.shtml
Iraq’s insurgents launch fresh attacks; partial election results …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents launched fresh attacks with bombs and bullets, killing 21 Iraqis and two US soldiers, and officials said Saturday that final …

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Ayatollah’s slate has big lead in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Baghdad — Returns from historic elections Sunday in Iraq continued to trickle out Friday, almost entirely from the largely Shiite Muslim provinces in the …

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Shi’ite coalition pulls ahead in Iraq poll
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad, Iraq: A new, partial tally yesterday of votes from Iraq’s landmark elections showed a Shi’ite coalition whose leaders have close ties to Iran rolling …

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Cdn. troops may be deployed to Iraq: report
CTV – Canada
Canadian troops may be deployed to Iraq to help with the post-war reconstruction efforts. US President George Bush is expected to …

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Ayatollah’s slate has big lead in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Baghdad — Returns from historic elections Sunday in Iraq continued to trickle out Friday, almost entirely from the largely Shiite Muslim provinces in the …

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Call Made from Phone of Abducted Italian in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Asked whether Italy would withdraw its forces from Iraq as demanded in an Internet statement purportedly from the kidnappers, he said: “Absolutely not.”. …

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Shi’ite coalition pulls ahead in Iraq poll
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad, Iraq: A new, partial tally yesterday of votes from Iraq’s landmark elections showed a Shi’ite coalition whose leaders have close ties to Iran rolling …

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Cdn. troops may be deployed to Iraq: report
CTV – Canada
Canadian troops may be deployed to Iraq to help with the post-war reconstruction efforts. US President George Bush is expected to …

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Former UN Head Boutros-Ghali Defends Iraq Oil Deal
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali refused to take all the blame for Iraq’s scandal-tainted oil-for-food program on Saturday, pointing the …

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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… They are expected to confirm a strong showing by the United Iraqi Alliance, which is endorsed by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential Shiite …

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Iraq Shi’ite Bloc Says to Demand Prime Ministership
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Shi’ite alliance expected to win a commanding victory in Iraq’s election will insist one of its members is appointed the country’s next …

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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
… They are expected to confirm a strong showing by the United Iraqi Alliance, which is endorsed by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential Shiite …

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Rice Thanks Poland for Iraq Support
ABC News – USA
… WARSAW, Poland Feb 5, 2005 — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday thanked the government of Poland, an important ally in Iraq, for its continued …

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ELECTIONS IN IRAQ: Sunnis want constitution input
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — After months of strident rejection of the elections in Iraq, two top groups from the minority Sunni Muslim population said Friday that they …

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Six killed in Iraq, vote count continues amid unity talks
Turkish Press – Turkey
Meanwhile, Rome was seeking the release of a female reporter who was kidnapped a day earlier in central Baghdad, dealing a new blow to Iraq’s dwindling media …

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Report: Bush to Ask for Canadian Troops in Iraq
580 CFRA Radio – Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
… this month. Bush will reportedly ask Prime Minister Martin at the upcoming NATO gathering to send a group of Canadians to Iraq. The …

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Iraq wants widened probe into oil-for-food program
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
UNITED NATIONS — Iraq called yesterday for a widening of the investigation of the UN oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the …

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Germany prepared to help more in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BERLIN — Germany told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday that it is ready to expand its role in rebuilding Iraq after Sunday’s largely successful …

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IRAQ THUGS KIDNAP ITALIAN
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
“We in the land of Islam, Iraq, give the Italian government 72 hours to get out of Iraq, otherwise the squadrons will have something else to say in the coming …

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Soldier gets 6-months for Iraq abuse
RTE Interactive – Ireland
A US soldier has been sentenced to six months in jail for abusing Iraqi prisoners at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison. At a military …

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is5feb05,1,95725.story?coll=la-headlines-world

3 French Extremists in US Custody in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… PARIS — US troops in Iraq have detained three French militants and police here rounded up 10 of their comrades from a group that sent raw youths from Europe …

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Two US soldiers killed by in northern Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
A roadside bomb exploded near an American patrol in northern Iraq, killing two US soldiers and wounding five others, the US command said Saturday. …

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State of Union: Iraq, Social Security, Politics
Bayou Buzz – Metairie,LA,USA
… holding up their purple-stained fingers—badges of courage, symbols of freedom—were burned into our minds as we watched the election coverage from Iraq. …

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Iraq Oil Scam Scandal Investigation ‘Must Be Extended’
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq has called for a widening of the investigation of the UN oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the UN account that paid for …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5224150.html
Rice gets Germany to promise more help in Iraq, Middle East
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… said. Calming waters troubled by the US-led war in Iraq is the focus of Rice’s weeklong trip through Europe and the Middle East. …

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q5feb05,0,7934712.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Shiite Slate Looks Like Iraq Winner
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Shiite Muslim-dominated political slate with links to Iran and to Iraq’s leading ayatollah has amassed what appears to be a commanding lead …

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Italian seized in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
GUNMEN kidnapped an Italian journalist in Baghdad, the latest in a series of brazen abductions but the first since Iraq’s election. …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-02-04-prison-abuse_x.htm
Sergeant sentenced for Iraq prison abuse
USA Today – USA
… Holley said Davis’s misdeeds have tarnished the image of American soldiers in the world’s eyes and endangered forces serving in Iraq. …

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Iraq election sets stage for escalating political turmoil
World Socialist Web Site – Oak Park,MI,USA
By James Cogan. The Iraq election on January 30 has resolved none of the political dilemmas facing the US occupation and created a series of new ones. …

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US military holding 3 Frenchmen in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
PARIS – Three French nationals are among the dozens of foreign fighters being held by the US military in Iraq, French officials confirmed Friday. …

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A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
4, 2005, at least 1,445 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

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Iraq Oil Scam Scandal Investigation ‘Must Be Extended’
Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq has called for a widening of the investigation of the UN oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the UN account that paid for …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5224150.html
Rice gets Germany to promise more help in Iraq, Middle East
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… said. Calming waters troubled by the US-led war in Iraq is the focus of Rice’s weeklong trip through Europe and the Middle East. …

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-iraq5
feb05,0,7934712.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Shiite Slate Looks Like Iraq Winner
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Shiite Muslim-dominated political slate with links to Iran and to Iraq’s leading ayatollah has amassed what appears to be a commanding lead …

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Italian seized in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
GUNMEN kidnapped an Italian journalist in Baghdad, the latest in a series of brazen abductions but the first since Iraq’s election. …

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-02-04-prison-abuse_x.htm
Sergeant sentenced for Iraq prison abuse
USA Today – USA
… Holley said Davis’s misdeeds have tarnished the image of American soldiers in the world’s eyes and endangered forces serving in Iraq. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10822099.htm
A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
4, 2005, at least 1,445 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. …

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Iraq army ‘intimidated by rebels’
BBC News – London,England,UK
… say everything depends on just how tenacious rebels turn out to be – but the American public ought to be ready for their troops to stay in Iraq for years …

www.registerguard.com/news/2005/02/04/ed.edit.stateofunion.jlw.0204.html
A second-term agenda: Speech centered on Iraq, Social Security
The Register-Guard – Eugene,Oregon,USA
The most stirring moment in President Bush’s State of the Union speech came when Janet Norwood, the mother of a Marine sergeant killed in Iraq, embraced the …

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Iraq calls for wider oil-for-food probe
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
UNITED NATIONS — Iraq called Friday for a widening of the investigation of the UN oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the UN …

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Germany ready to offer more help to Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BERLIN, Feb. 4 (Xinhuanet) — German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said Friday that his country is ready to offer more assistance to Iraq. …

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Iraq: Shiite candidates hold on to strong lead
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — With 35 percent of all polling stations in Iraq reporting results, a coalition of Shiite parties held on to a huge lead, amassing two-thirds of the …

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Italian seized in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
GUNMEN kidnapped an Italian journalist in Baghdad, the latest in a series of brazen abductions but the first since Iraq’s election. …

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category=1107&slug=UN%20Oil%20For%20Food

Iraq calls for wider oil-for-food probe
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
UNITED NATIONS — Iraq called Friday for a widening of the investigation of the UN oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the UN …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5224067.html
Iraq: Shiite candidates hold on to strong lead
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — With 35 percent of all polling stations in Iraq reporting results, a coalition of Shiite parties held on to a huge lead, amassing two-thirds of the …

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Soldier sentenced for Iraq prison abuse
USA Today – USA
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Sgt. Javal Davis, who admitted abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib in late 2003, was sentenced Friday to six …

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Iraq and international order
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BY NOAM CHOMSKY. FEW questions are more important today than the propriety of the use of force to impose an election on Iraq. … So it is in Iraq. …

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US to withdraw 15,000 troops from Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Washington, Feb 4 : The United States has decided to start reducing the level of US troops in Iraq next month by about 15,000 as the Iraqi …

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Annan vows action against UN staff in Iraq oil programme
Daily Times – Pakistan
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has vowed to discipline the director of the former UN oil-for-food programme for Iraq after an investigation …

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-02/05/content_2549604.htm
Germany ready to offer more help to Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BERLIN, Feb. 4 (Xinhuanet) — German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said Friday that his country is ready to offer more assistance to Iraq. …

www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=326862
Shiite ticket leads Allawi in Iraq
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
BAGHDAD — US-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi was trailing a Shiite ticket with ties to Iran in Iraq’s historic election, according to partial returns …

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Shiite Ticket Has Big Lead in Iraq Vote
ABC News – USA
A guard holds up religious papers amongst rubble at the Tawhid Mosque, which was the target of an attack in Baghdad, Iraq Friday, Feb. 4, 2005. …

  
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