Thursday, September 09, 2004
Iraq War NewsU.S. Bombs Falluja, Battles Guerrillas in North Iraq
: "U.S. forces launched new attacks onThursday in the towns of Falluja and Tal Afar, which they sayare havens for foreign militant fighters, and doctors said atleast 25 Iraqis were killed in air strikes and fighting. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqSaddam's generals working as US military consultants
: "Dozens of Saddam Hussein's former generals and colonels are being paid hundreds of dollars a month by the Pentagon to advise US and Iraqi officials on how to contain the insurgency in northern Iraq. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqIsraeli foreign minister says Arafat expulsion "closer than ever"
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorRussia, Others Worry Over Iraq Scrap Metal
: "Russia and many other Security Council nations expressed serious concern Wednesday that Iraq is shipping scrap metal that could be used to produce weapons of mass destruction out of the country to unknown destinations. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqCandlelight vigil for the dead
: "MoveOn.org is joining with the Win Without War coalition to hold hundreds of candlelight vigils across the country tomorrow to mark a sad milestone: the deaths of 1000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq. To join the effort, you can either find the nearest vigil near you or create a vigil of your own.
"In Alternet: War On IraqApocalypse Bush! (8 Sep 04)
in Radio Free USA1,000 Dead -- How Do You Sleep Mr. Bush? (7 Sep 04)
in Radio Free USAMore than 10,000 Iraqis die violently in Baghdad region alone
: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - At Sheik Omar Clinic, a big book records 10,363 violent deaths in Baghdad and nearby towns since the war began last year - deaths caused by car bombs, clashes between Iraqis and coalition forces, mortar attacks, revenge killings and robberies.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqAid groups in Iraq boost security after kidnapping
: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Foreign aid workers in Iraq bolted their doors, hired more guards or installed spy cameras outside their Baghdad offices Wednesday as they considered whether to leave the country altogether after the kidnapping of two female Italian relief workers.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqItaly Politicians Work to Release Hostages
: "Squabbling Italian politicians pledged Wednesday to put aside their differences over the Iraq war and work together to free two female aid workers abducted in Baghdad - the third time Italian citizens have been taken hostage in Iraq over the past six months. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqConfusion Over Fate of French Hostages in Iraq
: "Confusion surrounded the fate of twoFrench journalists held hostage in Iraq on Thursday after a newpurported statement from the kidnappers denied they haddemanded a $5 million ransom or set a 48-hour deadline. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Iraq War NewsRussians rally against terror
: "Waving flags and banners, tens of thousands of Russians demonstrated against terrorism, massing outside the Kremlin in response to government calls for solidarity after a series of deadly attacks that have killed more than 400 people.
"In Ananova: War In IraqSoldier charged with murder
: "The first British soldier to be charged with the murder of a civilian in Iraq has appeared in court.
"In Ananova: War In Iraq36 die in Baghdad slum clashes
: "US forces battled rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's gunmen in a Baghdad slum and the clashes left at least 36 people dead, including one American soldier.
"In Ananova: War In IraqFour held in terror raids
: "Four men have been arrested in Southampton under the Terrorism Act, Hampshire Police said.
"In Ananova: War In IraqHalliburton May Lose Iraq Contract
: "The military will take new bids on a Halliburton subsidiary's no-bid contract to provide food and housing for U.S. troops in Iraq, valued at up to $13 billion, a newspaper reports.
"In CBS News: Iraq CrisisFierce Clashes in Iraq Kill 36; 203 Hurt
: "U.S. forces battled insurgents loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City on Tuesday, in clashes that killed at least 36 people, including one American soldier, and injured at least 203 others, U.S. and Iraqi authorities said. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqSix Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attacks
: "Six American soldiers have been killed in attacks in and around Baghdad since midday Monday, the U.S. military said in separate statements Tuesday. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqArmed men kidnap two Italian women aid workers in Baghdad
: "Armed men kidnapped two Italian women working for a charity and two Iraqi aid workers from their Baghdad offices, witnesses said. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqAid workers rescued from mob
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorSadr's Baghdad fiefdom
: "The Najaf crisis is over but Shia militants are still a force to be reckoned with, says the BBC's Roger Hardy.
"In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)33 Killed in Sadr City
U.S. forces battled insurgents loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. At least 33 people were killed and 193 injured in the fighting, Iraqi authorities said.
U.S. Army Capt. Brian O'Malley said several American soldiers have been injured, but that he did provide the exact figure.
The fighting erupted when militants attacked U.S. forces carrying out routine patrols, O'Malley said.
"We just kept coming under fire," he said.
"In Command Post: Irak
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Iraq War News34 Dead In Fierce Baghdad Battle
: "At least one GI is among the dead in a battle between U.S. forces and fighters loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The injured total is 193. Separately, a bomb targeted the governor of Baghdad. He's alive; two people were killed.
"In CBS News: Iraq CrisisSuicide Blast Kills 7 Marines
: "BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber killed seven Marines in a military convoy near the city of Fallouja on Monday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces since April. (Los Angeles Times)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqClashes in Baghdad Slum Kill 22 Iraqis, U.S. Soldier
: "Clashes have killed at least 22 Iraqisin Sadr City, the Baghdad slum where U.S. forces and militiamenloyal to a rebel Shi'ite cleric have fought sporadic battlessince April, health officials said on Tuesday. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqDeadly fighting in Sadr City
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorBaghdad battle...On the campaign trail...Frances swirls into Georgia
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorBaghdad governor's convoy attacked
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorFighting in Iraq...Frances wringing itself out...Telethon proceeds down
in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror13 die in Israeli air strike
: "Israeli helicopters attacked a Hamas training field in Gaza City, killing at least 13 militants and wounding 25 other Palestinians, witnesses said, in the bloodiest incident there in four months.
"In Ananova: War In IraqMilitary says U-S helicopter damaged in hard landing
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorAmerican death toll in Iraq nearing one-thousand
in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror
Monday, September 06, 2004
Iraq War NewsIraqi defense minister calls arrest of top Saddam Hussein aide 'baseless'
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorAl Douri Arrested URGENT
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorTwo U-S soldiers killed, 16 wounded in mortar barrage
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorIraqi minister says Saddam Hussein could face trial in "weeks"
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorGrand ayatollah who was al-Sadr's mentor distances himself from anti-U.S. cleric
: "TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian-based cleric who had been the former spiritual guide of radical anti-U.S. Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr has distanced himself from his former pupil's actions, his Web site said Sunday.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqExplosion heard in Baghdad
: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - An explosion boomed across the Iraqi capital Sunday. A spokesman for coalition forces in Baghdad had no immediate information on the blast.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqIsrael begins new barrier construction
: "Israel began building a new section of its separation barrier in the southern West Bank on Sunday, days after two Palestinian suicide bombers from the area carried out the deadliest attack in nearly a year.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
in Doubts over Saddam aide's capture
: "Grave doubts have emerged over the apparent capture of Saddam Hussein's top aide, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
"In BBC: Conflict with IraqMilitants seek group edict on kidnappings
: "An Iraqi militant group appealed Sunday to an influential Sunni Muslim organization for an edict on whether the kidnapping of foreigners who work for occupation forces is acceptable under Islam.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq