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Saturday, November 29, 2003
 
Six Spanish Intelligence Officers Killed in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Shevardnadze says US planned overthrow as Bush sends delegation to assess Georgia's 'needs' in IraqWar.ru (English)



Talks Could Fail if No N Korea Pledge to Scrap Nukes in IraqWar.ru (English)



Anti-Terror Raids Target Islamists Across Europe in IraqWar.ru (English)



3 held in probe of network recruiting fighters for Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



In Iraq, scorn and praise for Bush visit in IraqWar.ru (English)



Ammunition was source of concern during US invasion of Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



White House's Iraq claims rapped in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bush's visit showed US fear of Iraqis : Iran in IraqWar.ru (English)



How do we get out of Iraq? Kennedy, Owen, Alrawi, Rubin in IraqWar.ru (English)



US Is Worried Foe Is Tracking Targets in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Sen. Clinton More Time for Iraq Power Transfer in IraqWar.ru (English)



75 US Troops Die in November in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Turkey synagogue bombing suspect charged: "A central figure in the suicide bombing of an Istanbul synagogue was captured while trying to slip into Iran, police said Saturday. He was charged with trying to overthrow Turkey's "constitutional order" - an offense equivalent to treason."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Governor: Tikrit, Iraq open for business: "In a tightly guarded ceremony, the governor of Saddam Hussein's home province declared Saturday that the region was open for business, and thanked foreign businessmen who attended a gathering wearing flak jackets and helmets."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



77 U.S. troops die in November in Iraq: "November was the deadliest month yet for the American military in Iraq."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



7 Spanish intel officers killed in Iraq: "Attackers ambushed a team of Spanish intelligence officers on a highway south of Baghdad on Saturday, killing seven agents and wounding one, Spanish Defense Minister Federico Trillo said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Spain mourns officers' deaths in Iraq: "Seven members of Spain's military intelligence agency were killed in Iraq and another was injured in an ambush, Defense Minister Federico Trillo confirmed Saturday night."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Troop families go to Iraq on peace mission: "Relatives of U.S. service members said they were nervous but hopeful Saturday as they embarked on a private peace mission to Iraq, where they will bring their message of friendship and doubts about the war."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Six Spanish recon soldiers killed in Iraq: "Attackers ambushed a convoy of Spanish military intelligence officers on a highway south of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least six agents and wounding one, a Spanish defense ministry official said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

 
US press divided on appraisal of Bush's stealth visit to Baghdad: "President George W. Bush's surprise holiday visit to Baghdad was the main course in US newspapers' post-Thanksgiving issues Friday, but the dailies diverged in their assessments of the trip's outcome. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



New purported Bush tape raises fear of new attacks (28 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



Paper: Israel weighs removing settlements: "Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is considering dismantling Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip while simultaneously annexing blocs of West Bank settlements if peace efforts fail, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Analyst defends prewar spy data on Iraq: "A top U.S. intelligence analyst who supervised the production of the U.S. government's key prewar findings on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs says he believes those conclusions were sound, even though many have not been validated."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Suspected Iraq Attack Recruiters Caught: "Three North African men were arrested in Italy and Germany as part of efforts to smash a network seeking to recruit Islamic militants for suicide attacks against coalition forces in Iraq, officials said Friday. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Pentagon funds pro-U.S. network in Iraq: "One of the chief U.S. weapons in the battle to win Iraqi hearts and minds is Al-Iraqiya - a Pentagon-funded TV station with an optimistic, pro-American slant."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Rice defends Bush trip to Iraq: "President George W. Bush's national security adviser defended his lightning trip to Baghdad, denying it was a political stunt that inadvertently highlighted the chaos still blighting Iraq. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Analyst Defends Prewar Spy Data on Iraq: "A top U.S. intelligence analyst who supervised the production of the U.S. government's key prewar findings on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs says he believes those conclusions were sound, even though many have not been validated. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq


Friday, November 28, 2003
 
Iraq war news
Bush wows troops with secret visit to Iraq: "US President George W. Bush was headed back to the United States after braving the threat of missiles over Baghdad to join 600 troops for an emotional Thanksgiving dinner in Iraq, in a trip arranged under strict secrecy. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Iraqi oil close to pre-war levels in IraqWar.ru (English)



A Paper Trail Follows Iraqi Merchants of Tyranny in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bush makes surprise visit to Iraq for Thanksgiving holiday in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bush's Iraq coup unlikely to boost US polls in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraq's scientists get a new academy in IraqWar.ru (English)



Not enough troops in Iraq: Garner in IraqWar.ru (English)



US 'won't seek Iraq resolution' in IraqWar.ru (English)



Russia Praises IAEA Iran Resolution in IraqWar.ru (English)



Roadside bomb hits convoy outside Baghdad in IraqWar.ru (English)



Ex-U.S. general recalls mistakes made in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bush visit underlines commitment to Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



On Secret Iraq Trip, Bush Pays Holiday Visit to G.I.'s: "In one of the most secretive presidential trips in American history, George W. Bush visited U.S. troops in Baghdad."

In New York Times: World Special



Meeting of Iraqi Leaders Gives Lift to U.S. Plan on Power Shift: "The Iraqi Governing Council's president and a senior cleric appeared to be moving toward a compromise on a new government."

In New York Times: World Special



Guarding the Gaudy, G.I.'s Gorge Near a Hussein Palace: "Soldiers in the First Armored Division shared Thanksgiving dinner by the bombed-out palace of Saddam Hussein's youngest son."

In New York Times: World Special



Police ID explosives from Turkish attacks: "Ammonium nitrate-based explosives were used in four deadly suicide truck bombings in Istanbul, police said Thursday, as the bodies of two British diplomats were flown home after a somber ceremony."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Italy arrests five suspected terrorists: "Five people led by a suspected senior al-Qaeda operative were arrested late Thursday by Italian anti-terror police on suspicion of having recruited suicide attackers for strikes in Iraq, the Milan prosecutors office said. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Ex-Iraqi General Dies During Interrogation: "A former Iraqi general died while under American interrogation, the U.S. military said Thursday. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Bush stuns troops with Iraq visit: "It was the biggest of holiday surprises."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



U.S. Wanted to Avoid Label of Occupiers: "American military commanders did not impose curfews, halt looting or order Iraqis back to work after Saddam Hussein's regime fell because U.S. policymakers were reluctant to declare U.S. troops an occupying force, says an internal Army review examined by The Associated Press. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Turkish town in shock after attacks: "His path to radicalism began four years before he blew himself up in front of a synagogue, part of what appeared to be a coordinated chain of deadly suicide attacks."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Secrecy Key to Bush Mission to Baghdad: "Behind President Bush'sextraordinary visit to Baghdad -- the first by any U.S.president -- was an elaborate plan that called for absolutesecrecy. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. Didn't Want to Be Called Occupiers: "American military commanders did not impose curfews, halt looting or order Iraqis back to work after Saddam Hussein's regime fell because U.S. policymakers were reluctant to declare U.S. troops an occupying force, says an internal Army review examined by The Associated Press. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Bush's Iraq coup unlikely to boost US polls: "US President George W. Bush's surprise visit to troops in Iraq was a public relations coup, but is unlikely to boost sagging domestic support for US involvement in Iraq, analysts said. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Inside Bush's Secret Trip to Baghdad: "Slouched in the back of a nondescriptvehicle with a baseball cap pulled over his face, PresidentBush sneaked out of Texas on the first leg of his bold trip toBaghdad. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



President Travels to Baghdad and Addresses Soldiers at Airport: "International Herald Tribune"

In New York Times: World Special



Iraqis May Be Moving Toward a Compromise on Government: "The head of the Iraqi Governing Council met with the senior cleric who has raised objections about a provisional government."

In New York Times: World Special


Wednesday, November 26, 2003
 
Iraq war news
U.S. arrests wife of Saddam deputy: "U.S. troops arrested the wife and daughter of a top Saddam Hussein deputy suspected of masterminding attacks on U.S. troops, and a major pipeline linking northern Iraqi oilfields to the country's biggest refinery was ablaze Wednesday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Palestinians salute U.S. on Israeli loan: "Palestinian officials on Wednesday welcomed a U.S. decision to deduct $289.5 million from loan guarantees to Israel, but said the penalty was insufficient to force Israel to stop building a security barrier or to end continued settlement building."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Yemen arrests leading al-Qaida member: "Yemeni security forces captured a man described as one of the country's top al-Qaida leaders and the suspected mastermind of the suicide bombing of the USS Cole, after surrounding his hide-out west of the capital."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



U.S. troops get taste of home on holiday: "Far from the family Thanksgiving table and miles from Mom's turkey and stuffing, American troops deployed overseas during the holidays can still get a taste of home on Thanksgiving."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press

 
Iraq war news
Large explosions are heard in Baghdad: "Large explosions were heard after sundown Tuesday in central Baghdad but the precise location was unclear."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Eid Al-Fitr Reflects Iraq's Fragmentation: "For Sunni Muslims, it began Monday. Some Shiites started celebrating Tuesday. Others will wait until Wednesday. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Baghdad rattled by mortar attack: "Two mortars are fired in the centre of the Iraqi capital, sparking a security alert at the US-led administration."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)



Video Shows Iraqi Firing at Cargo Plane: "
A homemade videotape given to a French journalist showed a man firing a surface-to-air missile at a DHL cargo plane, moments after a U.S. helicopter flew overhead - apparently without noticing him.

The tape appeared to record the insurgent operation Saturday in which a missile struck the wing of a DHL cargo plane, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing at Baghdad's airport. It was the first time insurgents struck a civilian plane in Iraq. The U.S. military said there were no injuries to the three-member crew.

Full story....
"

In Command Post: Irak


Tuesday, November 25, 2003
 
Iraq war news updates
Iraq shuts down Arab satellite channel; Muslim leader urges ceasefire: "Iraq's interim Governing Council said it was banning the Al-Arabiya satellite channel from working in Iraq for incitement to murder as a Sunni Muslim leader called for a week-long ceasefire to celebrate the feast marking the end of Ramadan, during which violence had surged. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Iraq roadside bomb hurts one U.S. soldier: "Gunmen ambushed U.S. soldiers on patrol with a roadside bomb then opened fire on them in Mosul on Monday, wounding one, as fears grew that the anti-coalition insurgency was spreading north a day after two American soldiers were killed here and their bodies mauled."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Iraq Roadside Bomb Hurts One U.S. Soldier: "Gunmen ambushed U.S. soldiers on patrol with a roadside bomb then opened fire on them in Mosul on Monday, wounding one, as fears grew that the anti-coalition insurgency was spreading north a day after two American soldiers were killed here and their bodies mauled. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Pentagon now considering "post-war" Peacekeeping units in IraqWar.info



The Baath Party faithful were just in it for the money in IraqWar.info



Chirac meets Blair in first Franco-British summit since Iraq war: "French President Jacques Chirac met Prime Minister Tony Blair in London as the two leaders tried to repair a relationship severely strained by the US-led invasion of Iraq in March. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Secret Pentagon memo details Saddam-bin Laden ties: "A conservative US magazine said it had obtained a classified US government memo purporting to prove that the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein had contacts with al-Qaeda and was implicated in the September 11, 2001 attacks. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Iraq interim leadership bans al-Arabiya over Saddam broadcast: "Iraq's US-installed interim Governing Council announced it was banning Dubai-based satellite television al-Arabiya from working in Iraq for incitement to murder after it broadcast a Saddam Hussein tape calling for attacks on the council's members. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq


Monday, November 24, 2003
 
Iraq war news updates
Chirac meets Blair in first Franco-British summit since Iraq war: "French President Jacques Chirac met Prime Minister Tony Blair in London as the two leaders tried to repair a relationship severely strained by the US-led invasion of Iraq in March. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Secret Pentagon memo details Saddam-bin Laden ties: "A conservative US magazine said it had obtained a classified US government memo purporting to prove that the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein had contacts with al-Qaeda and was implicated in the September 11, 2001 attacks. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Iraq interim leadership bans al-Arabiya over Saddam broadcast: "Iraq's US-installed interim Governing Council announced it was banning Dubai-based satellite television al-Arabiya from working in Iraq for incitement to murder after it broadcast a Saddam Hussein tape calling for attacks on the council's members. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



'More difficult than originally planned': "Read the grim litanyof a single weekend's violence in Iraq: Two U.S. soldiers pummeled by crowds with their throats already slit; another killed by a roadside bomb; successful rocket attacks on an airplane and the suspension of civilian flights; 12 police officials illed in three different incidents; and so on. It makes this understatementseem like a sick joke: "Army planning for Iraq currently assumes keeping about 100,000 United States troops there through early 2006, a senior Army officer said Friday. The plans reflect the concerns of some Army officials that stabilizing Iraq could be more difficult than originally planned.""

In Alternet: War On Iraq



Hezbollah, in Iraq, Refrains From Attacks on Americans: "Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shiite group, has established a significant presence in Iraq, but is not taking part in attacks on American forces inside the country."

In New York Times: World Special



2 G.I.'s, Throats Slashed, Found Dead in Iraq: "Three American soldiers were killed in Iraq on Sunday, including two whose throats were slashed after they came under attack in the city of Mosul with rocks and gunfire."

In New York Times: World Special



A Paper Trail Follows Iraqi Merchants of Tyranny: "Documents from the Baath Party's headquarters show that the common passion that drove its members was money."

In New York Times: World Special



Of bombs and bombast (23 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



A High Price for Speaking Up (22 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



Canada's egomaniacal king of corporate excess comes a cropper: Lord Black's ignoble fall from grace (23 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



Three U.S. troops killed in Iraq: "Attackers slit the throats of two American soldiers who were waiting in traffic in this northern Iraqi city on Sunday, witnesses said. Another soldier was killed in a roadside bombing north of Baghdad."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



IRAQI POLICE STATIONS ATTACKED in CENTCOM: News Release



IRAQIS PREVENT IED ATTACK IN 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION?S AREA OF OPERATION in CENTCOM: News Release



TASK FORCE ?ALL-AMERICAN? OPERATIONS CONTINUE TO MAKE IRAQ SAFER in CENTCOM: News Release



US warns of worldwide terrorism risk (23 Nov 03) in Radio Free USA



Canada's egomaniacal king of corporate excess comes a cropper: Lord Black's ignoble fall from grace in Radio Free USA


Sunday, November 23, 2003
 
Iraq War News
British troops in Iraq arrest Australian man suspected of ties to Saddam: "Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer said an Australian man, suspected of being a Saddam Hussein loyalist, had been arrested by British troops in Iraq. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Republican Governors Voice Concerns on Iraq: "Republicans at a governors' association meeting raised concerns about the Bush administration's ability to communicate its policies on Iraq."

In New York Times: World Special



Iraq Picks American as Ambassador to U.S.: "BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 22 ? An Iraqi-American activist whose foundation has spent much of the last decade devising visions of democratic rule for Iraq and lobbying for a war crimes trial of Saddam Hussein, will become the country's diplomatic representative in Washington, Iraqi political leaders said Saturday."

In New York Times: World Special



Iraqi Town Relishes Freedom, but Resentment Runs Beneath: "Kifl, a small, dusty village on the Euphrates, is one measure of America's halting progress since Saddam Hussein's overthrow."

In New York Times: World Special

 

 
   
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