Friday, September 17, 2004
Iraq War NewsU.S. launches anti-Zarqawi attacks
: "U.S. forces launched attacks Thursday in the western towns of Fallujah and Ramadi, killing up to 60 insurgents in strikes against allies of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a military statement said.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqU.S. allies reject U.N. Iraq war claims
: "The United States and its coalition partners defended the war in Iraq Thursday after U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan asserted that it was "illegal" because it didn't have Security Council support. But France, which led the opposition to the war, shied away from reopening the debate that divided traditional allies.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqPolice in Iraq report finding corpse of foreigner
: "BAGHDAD, Iraq - Police found the corpse of a man they believe to be a foreigner north of Baghdad on Friday, authorities said. The body, which had blonde hair and Western features, was pulled from the Tigris River near the central Iraqi village of Yethrib, said Capt. Hakim al-Azawi, the head of security at Tikrit's Teaching Hospital.
"In kgw.com: Iraq NewsNew Intelligence Outlook Grim for Iraq
in IraqWar.infoSurvive Iraq, murdered in America
in IraqWar.infoUS and Briton taken hostage in Iraq
in IraqWar.infoMajor U.S. allies reject Annan Iraq claim
: "U.S. allies Britain and Australia on Thursday rejected a claim by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that the war in Iraq was "illegal" because Washington and its coalition partners never got Security Council backing for the invasion.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqU.S. confirms Iraq kidnapping of Americans
: "Two Americans are among three people kidnapped from a house in central Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqSaudi Arabia seeks 2 men in man's slaying
: "Saudi police are seeking two young men in the killing of a Briton in a Riyadh parking lot, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, and the British ambassador called it a terrorist attack.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqIRAQ: Children work instead of going to school
: "BAGHDAD, 16 Sep 2004 (IRIN) - Iraqi children are suffering both economically and psychologically after the war to topple Saddam Hussein, with many forced to work instead of attending school, a recent Ministry of Education (MoE) survey says.
"In IRIN: Iraq CrisisArmy Defends Baghdad Battle That Left 16 Dead
: "BAGHDAD - U.S. commanders acknowledged Wednesday that their helicopters fired seven rockets and 30 high-caliber machine-gun rounds onto a crowded Baghdad street this week during a battle that killed 16 Iraqis and sparked a heated debate about how civilians often become the victims of U.S. firepower. (Los Angeles Times)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Iraq War NewsForeigners Taken Hostage in Iraq Top 100
: "Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped more than 100 foreigners in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction: (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqCivilians Allowed to Return to Tal Afar
: "U.S. and Iraqi forces allowed civilians to return to Tal Afar on Tuesday, signaling an end to a siege of the northern city that killed dozens of people and angered U.S. ally Turkey. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqUN to help Iraq clean up toxic pollution after conflicts
: "The UN environmental agency said it would help Iraq clean up highly toxic pollution incurred in a decade of instability or conflict, including depleted uranium from bombing by US-led forces. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqJordanian reportedly taken hostage in Iraq
: "The Arab television network Al-Jazeera broadcast footage Tuesday of a Jordanian truck driver taken hostage in Iraq. Separately, a militant group said it would release a Turkish hostage but threatened to behead those who deal with the coalition forces here.
"In Kansas City Star: IraqAttacks on Iraqi Police Kill at Least 59
: "A car bomb Tuesday ripped through a busy market near a Baghdad police headquarters where Iraqis were waiting to apply for jobs on the force, and gunmen opened fire on a van carrying police home from work in Baqouba, killing at least 59 people total and wounding at least 114. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqItaly Drums Up Arab Support to Free Iraq Hostages
: "Italy's Foreign Minister FrancoFrattini, on a Gulf tour to try to save two Italian womenhostages in Iraq, Tuesday called for their release but saidRome would never listen to any kidnappers threats. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqIraqi president seeks help from NATO, EU
: "Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar held talks in Brussels on how NATO and the EU can do more to help stabilize and rebuild his violence-scarred country. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqAmbulance torn apart in Fallujah as US launches 'precision' strikes (14 Sep 04)
in Radio Free USAIRAQI SECURITY FORCES, MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES FOIL ROADSIDE BOMB
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseBush wants $3.5 billion to boost Iraq security
: "WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration wants Congress' permission to shift nearly $3.5 billion of the $18.4 billion in Iraqi reconstruction aid to security and faster economic growth, documents submitted to lawmakers show.
"In Fresno Bee: Iraq
in "Massive" Blackout In Iraq
MSNBC TV just reported that the pipleline fire (posted earlier below) has resulted in a "massive blackout" across Iraq. More as we find it.
"In Command Post: Irak