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Saturday, November 15, 2003
 
Iraq War News
US works on power transfer to Iraqis under alarming violence surge: "The United States has moved to speed up the handover of power to the Iraqis by mid-2004, amid an alarming surge of violence that left another four more Americans dead despite a new US offensive to quell resistance to the occupation. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Bomb kills US soldier in Baghdad, wounds two: military: "A roadside bomb exploded as an army convoy drove by in Baghdad, killing one US soldier and wounding two, the US military said. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Bremer, Iraq Council Meet; Soldier Killed: "Chief U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer on Saturday presented Iraq's Governing Council with Washington's new policy proposals aimed at speeding up Iraq's sovereignty, officials said. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



'US offering Iraq independence by summer': "The US is prepared to grant Iraq independence by next summer."

In Ananova: War In Iraq



Friday is gloomy memo day: "A new CIA memo says that resistance to the US occupation in Iraq is clearly increasing.       A new Israeli memo admits that the country has done anything but comply with the "road map" for peace, constructing more settlements and trying to "whitewash their existence".       Yesterday British..."

In Catalyzer Newsroom



US steps up assault on Iraqi foes: "US forces step up air and ground attacks on Iraqi insurgents, killing seven after two more US soldiers died."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Centcom boosts Qatar HQ: "US Central Command sends up to 300 extra staff to its forward HQ in Qatar to help support its operations in Iraq."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Iran leader rips U.S. occupation of Iraq: "Iran's supreme leader said Friday that America's military occupation of Iraq was failing and criticized President Bush's call for greater democracy in the Middle East."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



U.S. general treads carefully in Iraq: "The tribal sheiks in Anbar had a clear message for Maj. Gen. Charles H. Swannack Jr. - the detention of Iraqi women is only creating new enemies for America."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Coalition steps up security in Basra to ward off attacks: "Coalition forces heightened security in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, temporarily confining coalition civilian staff to their headquarters following a string of bomb blasts here and a deadly suicide attack in Nasiriyah, officials said. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Busy News Day in Iraq: "An Apache helicopter killed seven suspected "insurgents" who were preparing to launch a rocket attack in Tikrit. 600 rockets were found at the scene.
One civilian contracter was killed an another injured when gunmen opened fire on a convoy in Balad.
Gunmen injured a Porteguese reporter and kidnapped another in Basra.
A roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad, injuring three.
"

In Command Post: Irak


Friday, November 14, 2003
 
Iraq War News
Saudi blast drives push for democracy: "The bombing that killed 17 people in the Saudi capital is intensifying pressure for democratic reform in Saudi Arabia, and is likely to undercut the militants' support among Arabs who previously sympathized to some degree with their goals."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Bush changes Iraqi election plan: "Under pressure from Baghdad and U.S. allies, the Bush administration is rewriting its political plan for Iraq to speed the transfer of power with elections in the first half of next year and formation of a new government before a constitution is written, officials said Thursday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



US army brushes off Iraq attacks: "The head of US Central Command puts the number of militants in Iraq at no more than 5,000."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Bush to speed up Iraqi handover: "President Bush says steps are being taken to speed up transferring power to Iraqis, amid mounting casualties."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



France urges policy shift on Iraq: "The French foreign minister calls for a change of American strategy in Iraq to end a spiral of violence in the country."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Italy blames al-Qaeda for blast: "Silvio Berlusconi says his country will not be deterred by a bomb in Nasiriya which killed 18 Italians."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Baghdad HQ in fresh attack: "The coalition base in Iraq comes under fire as the top US civil administrator goes home to discuss the spate of attacks."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Handing over the keys: "The US is ready to speed up a handover of power, writes Paul Reynolds."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq


Thursday, November 13, 2003
 
Iraq War News
U.S. Troops More Hostile With Reporters: "With casualties mounting in Iraq, jumpy U.S. soldiers are becoming more aggressive in their treatment of journalists covering the conflict. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Bush, Bremer discuss speeding Iraqi self-rule: "US President George W. Bush moved to accelerate the shift to self-rule in Iraq, stepping up pressure on its US-anointed Governing Council as a massive bombing struck an Italian base. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Sharon signals willingness to compromise: "Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Wednesday he is prepared to make compromises for the sake of peace but would not make concessions on security issues."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



White House rethinks rejected Iraq advice: "After largely ignoring advice from Europeans, the United Nations and members of Congress, President Bush and his inner circle now must sift through some of those very suggestions in search of a way to kick-start the transfer of power in Iraq before the country spins out of control."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


Wednesday, November 12, 2003
 
Iraq War News
US Commander in Iraq Outlines Get-Tough Strategy for 'War' in IraqWar.ru (English)



Senate Follows House and Votes to Impose Sanctions Against Syria in IraqWar.ru (English)



US Aide in Iraq in Urgent Talks at White House in IraqWar.ru (English)



US Syria bill could lead to invasion in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraqi mayor backed by US is killed in dispute with guard in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraq: Two Red Cross Bombers Were Saudis in IraqWar.ru (English)



Rockets Hit US Compound in Baghdad in IraqWar.ru (English)



CIA: Iraq security to get worse in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraqis killed in Basra bombing in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bush advisers question Bremer on Iraq: "Frustrated with the U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing Council, President Bush's national security advisers questioned the top American administrator in Iraq on Tuesday about how to break a political logjam in Baghdad and speed planning for the nation's political future."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Saudi rejects word of car bomb arrests: "Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef on Tuesday denied reports of arrests in a car bombing that killed at least 17, while a purported al-Qaida claim of responsibility blamed Arab victims of the attack for working with the Americans."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Urgent Iraq talks in Washington: "US administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer attends an emergency meeting at the White House, as attacks continue."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



General Vows to Intensify U.S. Response to Attackers: "The top U.S. military commander in Iraq outlined a new get-tough approach to combat operations in strongholds for loyalists of Saddam Hussein."

In New York Times: World Special



Blair Expresses Support for Bush and Cautions Demonstrators: "Prime Minister Tony Blair urged demonstrators mounting street protests against President Bush's visit next week to focus on the future."

In New York Times: World Special



General: Saddam fear impairs cooperation: "America's top soldier in Iraq said Tuesday a "blanket of fear" that Saddam Hussein will return prevents Iraqis from giving U.S. troops intelligence vital to curb the growing insurgency - stepped up attacks underlined by a late night barrage on the heart of Baghdad."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



A Look at U.S. Daily Deaths in Iraq: "As of Monday, Nov. 10, 394 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. The department did not provide an update Tuesday. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Grief Over Iraq Deaths Marks Veterans Day: "President Bush gave a broad defense for the war in Iraq as he marked Veterans Day on Tuesday, while ceremonies nationwide reflected both grief over recent deaths and opposition to war. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



More Explosions in the Green Zone: "CNN:
U.S. military officials said at least two mortar shells or rockets hit Tuesday night within the Iraqi capital's "Green Zone," the center of most of the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority's activities.
Lt. Col. George Krivo said there were two explosions in the vicinity of a parking lot near Saddam Hussein's former palace in Baghdad that now serves as the headquarters of the Coalition Provisional Authority.
He said the origin of the explosions was not known.
"Crater analysis is going on at the moment. There are no reports of casualties. There are reports of damage to an unknown number of vehicles in the parking lot," Krivo said. "As far as I know, these are the only explosions that happened in the Green Zone tonight."
Shortly after the explosions, U.S.-led troops sealed off a school west of the Green Zone. Witnesses there told CNN the soldiers found rocket launchers at the school.
DJ News reports that there were no injuries in the explosion.
"

In Command Post: Irak


Tuesday, November 11, 2003
 
Iraq war updates
US has enough troops in Iraq: Rumsfeld: "US commanders say they have enough troops to carry out their mission in Iraq effectively, top military officials insisted. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



US eyes Iraq wheat market dominated by Australia: "The US will aggressively pursue wheat export opportunities to Iraq, to which Australia has been a major exporter since the 1991 Gulf War, US Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said in Kabul. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. Military Chief Vows to 'Get Tough' in Iraq: "The top U.S. military commander in Iraqsignaled on Tuesday his forces would take tougher actionagainst insurgents, warning he would not hesitate to use anyweapon at his disposal to defeat them. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S.: Enemy attacks escalate in Iraq in CNN - War in Iraq



US admits it shot Iraqi mayor: "The US military confirms that one of its soldiers shot dead the mayor of one of Baghdad's most volatile districts."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



US-led coalition is holding 20 suspected Qaeda members: "The US military has detained 20 men thought to have ties with Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda terror group, the top US ground commander in Iraq told reporters. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Al-Qaeda suspects quizzed in Iraq: "The US military in Iraq is questioning about 20 people suspected of links with Osama Bin Laden's network."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Bomb Blast in Baghdad Wounds 6: "A bomb blast outside a court in theIraqi capital Baghdad wounded six people Tuesday, police said. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



IAEA says Iran produced plutonium: "A U.N. nuclear agency report said Iran produced small amounts of plutonium as part of covert nuclear activities. While finding "no evidence" that Tehran tried to make atomic arms, it said such efforts cannot be ruled out."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Four Iraqis killed in Basra bomb: "A bomb blast in the southern Iraqi city of Basra kills four civilians, police say."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



PM thanks Polish Iraq peacekeepers in CNN - War in Iraq



US soldier killed in Iraq as Rumsfeld seeks international troops: "US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has called for "a lot of troops" from other countries to help stabilize Iraq, after the deaths of a US soldier and a Kurdish fighter working with Iraq's border guard. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

 
Iraq War News
Bush to Promote Iraq Strategy to Veterans: "Mired in a complicated, unfinished mission in Iraq, President Bush is pausing this Veterans Day to reflect on sacrifices being made by U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan and honor soldiers of wars past. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Re-elected Koizumi faces first test over Iraq dispatch: analysts: "Newly re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi faces a tough battle with a strengthened opposition and a pacifist coalition ally in his first test over dispatching troops to Iraq, analysts said. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Vets question Iraq policy: "In a signed letter to the President, 750 U.S. war veterans declared their belief today that U.S. Iraq policy is headed in the wrong direction. "At present, U.S. soldiers are falling under attack an average of 35 times each day. To date, 394 U.S. soldiers have been killed in the war. Their lives are being lost for a policy that is unclear and an exit strategy that remains unknown." Continue »"

In Alternet: War On Iraq



Frightening winds swirl around the House of Saud in IraqWar.ru (English)



Yard fury over Bush visit in IraqWar.ru (English)



Troops Awaiting Deployment Hear of Mounting Casualties in IraqWar.ru (English)



New textbooks rewrite history in Iraq through omission in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S.appointed Iraqi Council member killed in IraqWar.ru (English)



Defining the resistance in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Backyard terrorism in IraqWar.ru (English)



N. Korea fully nuclear, CIA says in IraqWar.ru (English)



America stirs hornet's nest of revenge in IraqWar.ru (English)



Ex Iraqi Oil Minister: Corruption Is Rife In Oil Industry in IraqWar.ru (English)



Critics condemn U.S. torture by proxy in IraqWar.ru (English)



Contracts Go to Allies of Iraq's Chalabi in IraqWar.ru (English)



Pillage Is Forbidden in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bring Halliburton Home in IraqWar.ru (English)



Making Iraq permanently dependent on the US for its defence in IraqWar.ru (English)



Spotlight on war in the shadows in IraqWar.ru (English)



Woolsey Pushes Constitutional Monarchy for Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



War declared on resistance in IraqWar.ru (English)



Embedded reporters 'sanitised' Iraq war in IraqWar.ru (English)



Goodwill is fragile in new Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Baghdad George in IraqWar.ru (English)



Spain backs Iraq council said to be drawing US ire in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. frees Taliban leader to join Karzai in IraqWar.ru (English)



AP: U.N. Finds No Evidence of Iran Nukes in IraqWar.ru (English)



Silly word games and weapons of mass destruction in IraqWar.ru (English)



A New Kind of Dancing in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



General Warns Iraqis Attacks Must Stop in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraq Progress Slowed by Constitution Delay in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. Hard-liners Tamed by Iraq But Retain Clout in IraqWar.ru (English)



Senator Hollings On the War In Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraq war support wanes as U.S. death toll climbs in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iranian journalists freed in Iraq accuse US captors of torture in IraqWar.ru (English)



Book Review: Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied in IraqWar.ru (English)



We Buy Rocket Launchers At Arms Bazaar in IraqWar.ru (English)



We?re Not Getting a Bang for Our Buck in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. officer killed south of Baghdad in IraqWar.ru (English)


Monday, November 10, 2003
 
Iraq War News
AWOL Mom: I Can't Go Back To Iraq: "Army medic Simone Holcomb knows she's supposed to return to duty in Iraq, as her husband, Sgt. Vaughn Holcomb, already has. But the mom in this military couple is refusing - citing the welfare of the seven children who'd be left behind."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis



Jessica Lynch's Hero: "Pfc. Patrick Miller risked his life to save Private Jessica Lynch and several others near her during fighting in Iraq. But his Silver Star-winning efforts have gone mostly unsung. Mike Wallace reports."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis



Mosques on Front Line of Battle With U.S.: "It was Friday prayers at Haibat Khatoun mosque, and the imam faced worshippers to deliver a fiery sermon accusing American troops of insulting the Muslim holy book and trampling the honor of women. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



New Cabinet casts doubt on mideast peace: "Mideast peace moves were thrown into disarray by the makeup of a new Cabinet announced by Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, as Yasser Arafat maintained indirect control of Palestinian security forces despite Israeli and U.S. demands that he step aside."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Hezbollah prisoner swap may still unravel: "Israel's Cabinet narrowly approved a prisoner swap with Hezbollah after eight hours of anguished debate, but the deal could still come apart in disagreement over releasing a Lebanese-Palestinian man responsible for the deaths of an Israeli and his two children in 1979."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

 
Iraq War News
 
U.S. Opposes Money for Troops Jailed in Iraq: "The Bush administration is seeking to block a group of U.S. troops who were tortured in 1991 from collecting any of the frozen Iraqi assets that they won in a court ruling."

In New York Times: World Special



U.S. Arrests Suspects in Rashid Hotel Attack: "American forces have detained 18 people in connection with a rocket attack two weeks ago on the hotel where Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz was staying."

In New York Times: World Special



U.S. Aides Acknowledge String of Missteps With Turkey: "Even inside the Bush administration, few foreign policy aides say relations with Turkey have been a great success."

In New York Times: World Special



A Look at U.S. Daily Deaths in Iraq: "As of Friday, Nov. 7, 388 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. The department did not provide an update Saturday or Sunday. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

 
Iraq war news
U.S. disappointed in Palestinian Cabinet: "The United States expressed disappointment Sunday with the announcement of a new Palestinian Cabinet that leaves Yasser Arafat in control of security forces."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



US 'wants Iraq council scrapped': "The US has become so frustrated with the Iraqi Governing Council that it may be looking to dismantle it, says a newspaper report."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



Kosher infant formula recalled after 3 die: "An Israeli company partly owned by American food giant H.J. Heinz Co. has recalled a kosher infant formula after three babies died and 10 others were hospitalized with nervous system disorders that the Health Ministry said were linked to the product."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



US 'wants Iraq council scrapped': "The US has become so frustrated with the Iraqi Governing Council that it may be looking to dismantle it, says a newspaper report."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq



Sharon cleared in corruption case: "Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon violated "accepted norms of behavior" in a land compensation deal, but his actions didn't constitute corruption, the Israeli Justice Ministry said Sunday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



18 Arrested in Oct. Attack on Iraq Hotel: "Soldiers arrested 18 people in a deadly missile barrage last month that Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz narrowly escaped, officials said Sunday. U.S. warplanes bombed near a center of Iraqi resistance, and the military said it was intensifying the fight against insurgents after increasingly bloody attacks. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. Warplanes Renew Bombing of Iraq Targets: "U.S. warplanes bombed targets in Iraqon Sunday in air strikes that resumed last week for the firsttime in more than six months after the shooting down of threeU.S. helicopters. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. Democratic Lawmaker Calls for Summit on Iraq: "A top U.S. Senate Democrat urgedPresident Bush on Sunday to call a summit on Iraq seekinginternational troops and assistance in exchange for a greatersay in operations. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. lecturer is freed on bail in Iran: "Iranian authorities freed on Sunday an American university lecturer jailed since July on suspicion of espionage, a prosecutor's office spokesman said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


Sunday, November 09, 2003
 
Talk of a draft grows despite denials by White House (08 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



View from Canada: We used to feel protected by the law (9 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



In Iraq, it's security Rambo-style (9 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



Americans sow seeds of hatred (9 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



What World War I's greatest poet would say about hiding our war dead (9 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



US soldier killed in Baghdad, British attacked in Basra: "A US soldier was killed in a bomb blast in Baghdad and British troops came under attack in the southern port of Basra as a deadly surge in violence showed no sign of letting up. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. general was aboard downed helicopter: "An American major general was aboard a military helicopter that flew with the Black Hawk that crashed here last week, a U.S. officer said Sunday. The Black Hawk was apparently shot down by insurgents here in Saddam Hussein's hometown."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

 
"

Blasts in Baghdad, Mortar Hits House
Sun November 9, 2003 01:25 PM ET

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several loud blasts echoed across the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday night and police said a mortar bomb hit a house in the center of the city, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Guerrillas have in the past week fired mortars at the headquarters of the U.S.-led administration in Baghdad on the West side of the Tigris River.
'A mortar was fired from a nearby highway,' one police officer said at the scene where the two-story house was hit on Sunday.
Residents said no one had been hurt and there appeared to be little damage. The owner of the home was frantic as U.S. troops arrived to try to cordon off the area. 'There is still an explosive on the roof,' shouted Khadija Mohammad.
Neighbors said the blast shook their own homes.
Immediately after the latest blasts, a helicopter took off from the U.S. headquarters and others were also soon overhead. U.S. officials had no immediate comment.
Guerrillas have grown increasingly bold in their mortar attacks in the past week on the sprawling base for the U.S.-led administration in Baghdad. The attacks have not killed anyone but have wounded several personnel in the coalition. "
 
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Iraq war news
Taliban demand hostage swap in IraqWar.ru (English)



British embassy warns of possible terror attacks in Bahrain in IraqWar.ru (English)



US warns of attacks with hijacked cargo jets in IraqWar.ru (English)



Lynch struggled with Iraqi doctors who wanted to amputate her leg in IraqWar.ru (English)



US Retaliates For Latest Deaths in IraqWar.ru (English)



State Dept. Worker Found Dead Outside Agency in IraqWar.ru (English)

 
Iraq war news
Taliban demand hostage swap in IraqWar.ru (English)



British embassy warns of possible terror attacks in Bahrain in IraqWar.ru (English)



US warns of attacks with hijacked cargo jets in IraqWar.ru (English)



Lynch struggled with Iraqi doctors who wanted to amputate her leg in IraqWar.ru (English)



US Retaliates For Latest Deaths in IraqWar.ru (English)



State Dept. Worker Found Dead Outside Agency in IraqWar.ru (English)

 

 
   
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