Iraq News and Information Links August 26 2004
UPDATE 5: Oil Prices Slide Despite Iraq Export Drop
Forbes – USA
… A top oil official told The Associated Press that a sabotage attack
on a cluster of about 20 oil pipelines in southern Iraq has cut daily
exports from the key…
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2004/08/26/ap1520725.html

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
26, 966 US service members have died since the beginning of military operations
in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/239/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml

HUGE clock counts cost of Iraq war
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Two groups put up a giant digital “clock” to count the financial cost of
the Iraq war, days before the Republican National Convention gets started
several…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/27/1093518039524.html

US Army soldier from Saginaw dies in crash in Iraq
MLive.com – MI,USA
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) ˜ Friends learned that a soldier from Michigan died
in Fallujah, Iraq, just hours before they received a postcard he had sent
to thank…
www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-18/1093556065307780.xml&storylist=newsmichigan

SISTANI Secures Iraq Peace Deal After Bloody Day
Reuters – USA
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq's most revered Shi'ite leader persuaded a
rebel cleric Thursday to accept a deal ending a three-week uprising in
Najaf, after…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6081760

ABU Ghraib contractors defend Iraq work
Reuters – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two US contractors implicated in the Abu Ghraib
prison scandal have defended their work in Iraq, with one saying its employees
were not…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=572320&section=news

IRAQ: Hostages may be released soon
Rediff – Mumbai,India
The militant group holding three Indians, three Kenyans and an Egyptian
hostage in Iraq on Thursday said it will release all seven if the Kuwaiti
transport…
us.rediff.com/news/2004/aug/26iraq1.htm

IRAQ'S Top Cleric in Najaf; Attack Kills 27 Followers
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
NAJAF, Iraq ˜ At least 27 people were killed today and more than 60 others
were injured in Kufa shortly before Iraq's leading Shiite Muslim cleric
returned…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-082604najaf_lat,1,2456150.story?coll=la-home-headlines

OIL Falls for Fifth Session as Iraq Truce Eases Supply Concern
Bloomberg – USA
… Crude oil futures declined for a fifth session, the longest period
in 10 months, as a cease-fire in Najaf eased concern that shipments from
Iraq will be…
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ITALIAN FM urges release of hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Frattini added Baldoni's reports had been critical of Italy's role
in the US-led campaign in Iraq. In an exclusive interview with…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/26/content_1890998.htm

IMPEACH Blair over Iraq, says Welsh MP
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – A Welsh MP says he will try to have Tony Blair impeached
over the Iraq war, but the move looks likely to embarrass the prime minister
at…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=572290&section=news

IRAQ Oil Exports Cut in Half After Attack
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BASRA, Iraq – A sabotage attack on a cluster of about 20 oil pipelines
in southern Iraq has cut exports from the key oil producing region by
half, a top oil…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/9503307.htm

IRAQ'S Top Shiite Cleric Arrives in Najaf
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
NAJAF, Iraq – Iraq's top Shiite cleric made a dramatic return to Najaf
at the head of a massive convoy Thursday hoping to end three weeks of
fighting in the…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35052-2004Aug26.html

ARMY links top officers to prisoner abuse in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… of many critics that culpability extended far beyond a handful of low-level
military police personnel to include military intelligence soldiers in
Iraq and up…
www.iht.com/articles/535895.html

IRAQ coach chases medal for glory of his people; Gentile out to…
Canada.com – Canada
Iraq's beleaguered soccer players are on the brink of winning the bronze
medal -a feat unthinkable before they came here -and face powerhouse Italy
in Friday's…
www.canada.com/sports/soccer/story.html?id=164EE981-AA20-4D50-BFAC-1F947E1578A0

OIL Falls for Fifth Session as Iraq Truce Eases Supply Concern
Bloomberg – USA
… Crude oil futures fell for a fifth session, the longest period in 10
months, as a cease-fire in Najaf eased concern that shipments from Iraq
will be disrupted.…
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FATHER sets himself alight after son's Iraq death
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
A distraught father set himself alight moments after he learned that his
first-born son had been killed in combat in Iraq, police have said.…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/26/
uarred.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/08/26/ixportaltop.html

OIL prices fall in London despite Iraq pipeline attacks
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : World oil prices fell as traders said multiple pipeline attacks
in major producer Iraq overnight were unlikely to affect the country's
crude exports.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/103288/1/.html

JOURNALISTS Facing Tough Obstacles In Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Iraq is proving to be a difficult place to work for even the most seasoned
journalist. Several journalists have disappeared or been…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/08/baeae2fe-30b9-48a2-97c2-cc32e2985a2b.html

IRAQ'S top cleric arrives in Najaf on peace mission as a mortar…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Iraq's top Shiite cleric made a dramatic return to Najaf
at the head of a massive convoy Thursday hoping to end three weeks of
fighting in the…
www.boston.com/dailynews/239/world/Iraq_s_top_cleric_arrives_in_N:.shtml

CRUDE Oil Falls as Najaf Cease-Fire May Reduce Iraq Tensions
Bloomberg – USA
… Crude oil futures fell for a fifth day, dropping below $40 a barrel
in London for the first time in three weeks, as a cease-fire in Najaf,
Iraq, eased concern…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=a6xkC8Hx5nm0&refer=home

IRAQ oil line attacks spark price rise fear
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THERE were fresh fears over petrol prices today after saboteurs attacked
a number of pipelines in southern Iraq. The latest attacks…
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1001002004

LIST of Michigan casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… 26, formerly of Flint, was one of six soldiers killed in the crash
of an Army Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2003, during a fire fight in
Iraq, his wife said.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9502269.htm

IRAQ mosque blast kills 25
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… The attack came as Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the most revered
Shia Muslim cleric in Iraq, headed for the holy city of Najaf for talks
to end three weeks…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/
26/uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/08/26/ixportaltop.html

KERRY urges Rumsfeld to quit over Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… report on abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison, Kerry said that Rumsfeld
and President George W. Bush should be accountable for gross miscalculations
in Iraq.…
www.freep.com/news/nw/pols26e_20040826.htm

CRUDE Oil Futures Rise on Iraq Fighting, Reduced Export Flows
Bloomberg – USA
26 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures rose in London, rebounding from the
biggest four-day drop in nine months, as fighting in Iraq, attacks on
pipelines and…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=anoiKbdcQoEc&refer=home

IRAQ'S top Shiite cleric unexpectedly returns home as fighting…
Canada.com – Canada
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) – Iraq's top Shiite cleric unexpectedly returned to Iraq
from Britain on Wednesday armed with a new peace initiative and a call
for Iraqis…
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=8d815d73-9644-49d2-a397-baa54863fb07

ITALY Ready to Pull Troops Out of Iraq on Government Request
Bloomberg – USA
26 (Bloomberg) — The Italian government is ready to pull its troops working
with the US-led coalition out of Iraq if Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's
government…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=apgORBd8Lrr8&refer=europe

SABOTEURS attack multiple pipelines in southern Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BASRA, Iraq Saboteurs have attacked about 20 oil pipelines in southern
Iraq, reducing exports from the key oil producing region by at least one
third, a top…
www.iht.com/articles/535843.html

CLERIC returns to Iraq, orders march on Najaf
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
… Turkish hostages: Turkish media reported Wednesday that militants in
Iraq threatened to kill two Turkish hostages if their companies did not
withdraw from…
www.indystar.com/articles/9/173324-5299-010.html

TOP Cleric Returns to Iraq, Plans Massive Peace March on Najaf
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD ˜ Iraq's leading Shiite Muslim cleric returned to Iraq unexpectedly
Wednesday and called on his devotees to converge on Najaf today in a massive

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq26aug26,1,2013536.story?coll=la-headlines-world

27 US intelligence staff involved in Iraq prison abuse
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
… says. The full report was not provided to reporters. :: and “failure
or lack of leadership‰ by higher command in Iraq. The Fay…
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=94841020&p=9484y6xx&n=94841629

3 Charges Dismissed in Case of Iraq Prison Abuse Suspect
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Military prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed three charges against a
suspect in the abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, significantly
reducing…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-germany26aug26,1,7705961.story?coll=la-headlines-world

IRAQ'S stunning soccer run ends
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, Aug.26 (Xinhuanet) — The chance for Olympic gold is gone for
Iraq¡¯s overachieving soccer team, but its players emerged from a semifinal
loss with…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/26/content_1888201.htm

CRUDE Oil Rebounds on Iraq Attack, After 3.9% Fall Yesterday
Bloomberg – USA
… rose as much as 1.3 percent, rebounding from the biggest four-day drop
in nine months yesterday, as reports of an attack on a mosque in Iraq
revived concern…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a8S4kZVctCkE&refer=uk

ITALY will withdraw at Iraq's request: Minister
ABC Online – Australia
Italy is prepared to pull its troops out of Iraq if the interim Government
in Baghdad requests it, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has told the
Al-Jazeera…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1185900.htm

MANY Dead in Iraq Mosque Attack – Interior Ministry
Reuters – USA
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) – A mortar attack on the crowded main mosque in the
Iraqi town of Kufa left “many dead” on Thursday, an interior ministry
spokesman said.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6074409

TENNESSEE Republican who opposes Iraq war stumps for Bush
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) One of the staunchest opponents of the war in Iraq will
be making noise inside the Republican National Convention. Rep.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/239/politics/Tennessee_Republican_who_oppos:.shtml

  
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