Monday, May 10, 2004
Iraq War NewsJordan court convicts 3 of conspiracy
: "A military court Monday convicted three Muslim militants, including the nephew of a top al-Qaida suspect, of conspiring to attack American and Israeli tourists in Jordan and sentenced each to three years in jail.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqMandela anger over Iraq abuses
: "Former South African President Nelson Mandela has lashed out at the United States and Britain for the invasion of Iraq and abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
"In Ananova: War In IraqCORDON AND SEARCH YIELDS INSURGENT LIEUTENANT AND FINANCIER
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseCOURT MARTIAL SET FOR MAY 19
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseTERRORIST ATTACK WOUNDS DETAINEES SLATED FOR RELEASE
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseDISCOVERY OF WEAPONS CACHES NEAR MOSUL
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseMARINE PATROL SAVES CHILD FROM IED
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseMARINES OFFER SUPPORT TO IRAQI COMMUNITIES
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseCOMBINED FORCES COMMAND AFGHANISTAN RELEASE
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseMARINES, MINISTRY OF LABOR FINALIZE JOB PLACEMENT CONTRACT
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseUS soldier's court-martial will be 'transparent' says Kimmitt
: "The deputy director of US military operations in Iraq, Mark Kimmitt, vowed that the public court-martial this month of a low-ranking US soldier over the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib detention center will be "transparent." (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqIraq Jail Control to Be Dealt With in June
: "Control over the notorious Abu Ghraib prison will be negotiated after Iraqis regain sovereignty June 30, coalition spokesman Dan Senor said Monday. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqForeign workers shot dead in Iraq
: "Two foreigners are killed in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as US troops return to Falluja.
"In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)
Sunday, May 09, 2004
Iraq War NewsBritons hurt in hotel bomb blast
: "A number of Britons were injured when a bomb exploded at a Baghdad hotel used by foreign contractors.
"In Ananova: War In IraqChechen president killed
: "The Chechen president has been killed when a bomb exploded at a packed stadium as he attended Victory Day observances.
"In Ananova: War In IraqGovernment 'told of abuse last May'
: "The Government was told of allegations that British troops abused Iraqi prisoners a year ago, Amnesty International has said.
"In Ananova: War In IraqHoon statement on abuse claims
: "Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon will make a statement to MPs on Monday on the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
"In Ananova: War In IraqTroops restore calm to Basra
: "Coalition forces have restored calm to Basra after a weekend of violence which left seven British troops injured and at least two Iraqis dead.
"In Ananova: War In IraqBomb Hits Baghdad Hotel
: "Just breaking from Fox:
A bomb went off Sunday at a Baghdad (search) hotel used by foreign contractors.
A hotel employee said the blast ripped through the bar and wounded six people described as British and Nepalese nationals.
The extent of their wounds was not yet known.
"In Command Post: IrakFirst GI faces court-martial over abuse
: "Stung by a worldwide outcry, the U.S. military Sunday announced the first court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, ordering a reservist to face a public trial in Baghdad on May 19.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqAP: Army drops brigade from medal list
: "The prisoner abuse scandal has so tarnished the Army's 800th Military Police Brigade that soldiers slated to receive an Army Bronze Star medal have been dropped from the list, the brigade's commander, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, said Sunday.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqUS approved sleep depravation, nudity for Guantanamo inmates: report
: "The US government last year approved interrogation techniques for use at its detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that permit reversing the normal sleep patterns of detainees and exposing them to heat, cold, loud music and bright lights. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq?On The Edge? In Iraq
: "A Republican senator and a senior general warn that the United States risks defeat in Iraq, and blame Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. An influential military newspaper is calling for his resignation.
"In CBS News: Iraq CrisisFirst Court Martial in Prisoner Abuse Scandal Scheduled
A 24 -year-old U.S. military policeman will be the first soldier to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, the military said Sunday.
Spc. Jeremy C. Sivits of Hyndman, Pa., a member of the 372nd Military Police Company, will stand trial in Baghdad on May 19, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said.
Sivits has been charged with conspiracy to maltreat subordinates and detainees, dereliction of duty for negligently failing to protect detainees from abuse and cruelty and maltreatment of detainees, Kimmitt said.
"In Command Post: IrakIraq abuse: US policy or anomaly?
: "Questions remain over whether the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners was the result of a US army policy.
"In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)The view from Iraq: 'Tip of the iceberg? This iceberg is so big there's no water left to float it' (9 May 04)
in Radio Free USAIran council passes law banning totrure
: "Iran's hard-line ruling Guardian Council has passed a law banning the use of torture, effective immediately, a judiciary official said Sunday.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqChain of Command (9 May 04)
in Radio Free USA