Iraq News and Information Links
November 6 2004
Blair Rebuffed over Iraq Troops Plea
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The leader of Hungary's main opposition party today rejected a plea from Tony Blair to extend Hungarian troops' deployment in Iraq.
Vehicles of unit that balked at Iraq supply mission now armored
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US Army supply unit whose members refused a dangerous fuel delivery mission last month has now fitted its vehicles with armor to protect
Insurgents launch deadly attacks across central Iraq as US
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
a major assault in Fallujah, insurgents struck back Saturday with suicide car bombs, mortars and rockets across a wide swath of central Iraq, killing over 30
Postwar Iraq Policy Official Steps Down
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – The White House's director of postwar policy for Iraq, who was instrumental in helping to set up an interim government to lead that country until
Iraq Violence Rises as Fallujah Assault Looms
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: At least 20 people are killed by car bombs in Samarra, and 20 Marines are wounded in Ramadi, as violence in Iraq escalates.
Sudanese hostage released in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Khartoum, Sudan, Nov. 6 (UPI) — Sudan said Saturday a Sudanese hostage abducted in Iraq on Nov. 1 was released Friday night. The
Report: British regiment's commander warned against Iraq …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
The Black Watch had been sent to the high-risk area in central Iraq to free up US forces for an expected assault on the militant stronghold of Fallujah.
Mystery surrounds fate of Pinoy in Iraq
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
Mystery shrouded the fate of a Filipino taken hostage in Iraq as the government said yesterday it was unable to confirm a report by Arab television channel Al
Pinoys sent to Iraq unaware of ban?
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
By Sandy Araneta. The 19 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned from Iraq yesterday knew there was a ban on deployment to the strife-torn country.
20 Killed in Insurgent Attack in Iraq
ABC News – USA
An Iraqi passerby walks past the body of a Turkish truck driver at the scene of a convoy attack south of Mosul, Iraq Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004.
Iraq PM pleads for Europe's help
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Iraq's US-backed leader has made an impassioned plea for European nations divided by the war to reunite to help stabilize and rebuild
Philippines yet to confirm release of hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
6 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine government Saturday is yet to confirm the release of a Philippine national by his captors in Iraq, after the Qatar-based al
Convoy Attack Wounds 20 US Marines in Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
NEAR FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – An attack on a US military convoy wounded 20 Marines in western Iraq on Saturday, a Marine spokesman said.

Philippines still awaiting confirmation of release of hostage in
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
It said Eric Endaya, the charge d'affaires of the Philippine embassy in Baghdad “is speaking with our contacts in Iraq” to get information on Tarongoy.
Attacks kill 37 in Iraq's Samarra
Reuters – London,England,UK
SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents have detonated four car bombs and attacked police stations in the Iraqi city of Samarra, killing at least 37 people and
RP to enforce stricter measures vs worker deployment to Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
labor and immigration officials agreed on Friday to implement more stringent measures to enforce the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Iraq …
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
High School in Fresno, joined the Marines together after graduation in 2001, trained together as snipers in the same battalion and went to Iraq where they
US Military Adjusts Approach in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Military planners turned their attention away from counter-insurgency in recent decades; now, they're scrambling to prepare for the challenges they face in Iraq …
Al-Qaida in Iraq seeks release of female hostage
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
CAIRO, Egypt — The militant group al-Qaida in Iraq purportedly called Friday for the release of Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped executive of the CARE charity
Two Car Bombs in Iraq's Samarra Kill 8, Wound 20
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Two car bombs exploded north of Baghdad Saturday, killing eight Iraqis and wounding at least 20, police at the scene said.,1,1918171.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Honorable Discharge in Iraq Deployment Case
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
NEW YORK — The Army has agreed to honorably discharge a captain who challenged his assignment to Iraq in court, saying he had properly resigned.
Iraq Notebook Blackwill leaving Iraq policy post
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Robert Blackwill, the tough-minded diplomat brought to the White House last year to take charge of the administration's troubled Iraq policy, unexpectedly
Childhood pals killed serving together in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
11 terrorist attacks. This week, the two young men from California's San Joaquin Valley died together in a bomb explosion near Ramadi, Iraq. Lance Cpl.
Two car bombs in Iraq kill 8
Reuters – London,England,UK
SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Two car bombs have exploded in the Iraqi town of Samarra north of Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding at least 20, police say.
Manila says no word on Iraq hostage release
Reuters – London,England,UK
MANILA (Reuters) – Mystery is shrouding the fate of a Filipino taken hostage in Iraq as the Philippine government says it is unable to confirm a report by Arab
No severe punishment vs Pinoys defying Iraq ban
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Administration (OWWA) admitted Saturday that there is no severe punishment for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who defy the ban on deployment in wartorn Iraq.
More troops planned for Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
TBILISI, Georgia — The Georgian government, bucking a trend among US coalition allies in Iraq, this week announced a fivefold increase in its deployment to
Iraq beheadings inspiring copycats
But these attacks happened in Haiti, not in Iraq. Beheadings are on the rise around the world, as militants in other causes take
Three British soldiers killed in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Meanwhile, the medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders announced that it was ending its operations in Iraq because of deteriorating security.
Turn Back to Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
The contrast is telling: Whatever the president's ambitions, the truth is that his second term, and his legacy, probably will be dominated by Iraq.
Va. Civilian Medic Killed at Iraq Prison Clinic
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Halliburton confirmed the death Tuesday of Jeffery Serrett, 43, who had been in Iraq since February. The company released no details.

Govt may be asked to wipe Iraq's debt
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The United States is expected to ask Australia to waive a $US1 billion ($A1.32 billion) debt owed by Iraq in lieu of sending more troops to the war-torn country

Bush steps up overtures to EU over Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
Washington: US President George W. Bush signalled that he wants more European Union help to stabilise Iraq, even though Europe remains split over the Iraq war.
Remembrance Service Tribute to Iraq's Black Watch Victims
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The three Black Watch soldiers killed in Iraq will be remembered today alongside those who died in previous conflicts at a service of remembrance.,4057,11304485%255E1702,00.html
President's Iraq adviser quits – Australia
ROBERT Blackwill, who was moved to the White House last year to manage the Bush Administration's troubled Iraq policy, unexpectedly announced his resignation
Blair faces fury over Iraq deaths
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: Prime Minister Tony Blair faced anger over Iraq yesterday after three British soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, just days after being sent into
Georgia to commit more troops to Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Georgia has said it will send more troops to Iraq after requests from the United States and the United Nations, a Defence Ministry spokeswoman.
Blair and Iraq; President Bush and others
Independent – London,England,UK
The same effect was to be produced upon Iraq, followed by a bloodless and orderly occupation of the country, by the “brilliant” use of precision ordnance

Best friends, Marines died together on second Iraq tour
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
This week, the two young men from the San Joaquin Valley died together in a dangerous area of Iraq where the military is preparing a major assault on insurgents
Developments in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, warned that the ''window is closing'' to avert an assault on Fallujah, 40 miles west of the capital.
Bush, EU vow to work on Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Nov. 5 (UPI) — President Bush said Friday he would continue to work with the European Union to secure Iraq before elections in January.
US Army Reservist Wins Fight Against Iraq Call-Up
Wired News – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A US Army Reserve captain who sued the government for trying to force him into service in Iraq after he resigned has won an honorable

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