Thursday, October 28, 2004
Iraq War NewsU.S. Air Strike Kills Two in Iraq's Falluja (Reuters)
: "Reuters - U.S. planes bombed the Iraqi city of Falluja overnight, killing two people, in a new strike on rebels digging in for an expected U.S.-led offensive.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqU.S. Bombs Suspected Rebel Site in Iraq (AP)
: "AP - U.S. aircraft bombed a suspected rebel safehouse Thursday in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, killing two people, the U.S. military and witnesses said.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqBritish troops start perilous Iraq mission, Japan defiant after kidnapping (AFP)
: "AFP - Hundreds of British soldiers have left southern Iraq on a risky mission to free US forces for a possible assault on rebel-held Fallujah, as a kidnapped British woman was seen reportedly pleading in a new video for the withdrawal of British troops from the country and the release of Iraqi women prisoners.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqCar Bomb Hits U.S. Patrol in Iraq; 2 Dead (AP)
: "AP - A car bomb exploded Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing a U.S. soldier and at least one Iraqi civilian, the U.S. military said.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqArmed Group Claims to Have Iraq Explosives (AP)
: "AP - An armed group claimed in a video Thursday to have obtained a large amount of explosives missing from a munitions depot facility in Iraq and threatened to use them against foreign troops.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqJapan Presses for Release of Iraq Hostage (AP)
: "AP - Japanese leaders struggled on Thursday to make contact with Islamic militants in Iraq who took a Japanese traveler hostage as the 48-hour deadline approached for the young man's threatened beheading. Tokyo stood firm in its refusal to meet the kidnappers' demand to withdraw troops from Iraq.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqU-S aircraft bomb suspected "meeting site" in Iraq's rebel-held Fallujah
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorU-S soldier, civilian killed in Iraq car bomb
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorIraq Explosives Claim URGENT
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorHostage Hassan makes new plea
: "The kidnapped British director of CARE International has made another plea for Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and asked for the aid organisation to close its offices in the country.
"In Ananova: War In IraqArafat 'in serious condition'
: "Yasser Arafat was in serious condition after collapsing and briefly losing consciousness, as his two-week illness took a sudden turn for the worse.
"In Ananova: War In IraqBlack Watch reach first camp
: "A Black Watch battle group has camped in the Iraqi town of Nasiryah on their way to the Triangle of Death to relieve US forces.
"In Ananova: War In IraqU.S., allies leave mark on history in Iraq
: "Hammurabi the lawgiver was here. So were Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, Saddam Hussein and now, apparently, Sgt. Woods and "O-Dog."
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqRussian troops linked to missing Iraqi explosives (AFP)
: "AFP - Russian special forces "almost certainly" removed the explosives missing from a military base south of Baghdad before the March 2003 US invasion and sent them to Syria, Lebanon and possibly Iran, The Washington Times daily said quoting a US official.
"In Yahoo! News: Iraq
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Iraq War NewsCIA secretly removes detainees from Iraq
: "WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA has secretly moved as many as a dozen unidentified prisoners out of Iraq in the last six months, a possible violation of international treaties, The Washington Post reported.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqBomb detonates near U.S. patrol in Mosul
: "MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - A car bomb exploded Sunday near a U.S. patrol in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, the military said. No casualties were reported.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqState Dept. officer killed in Iraq
: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A State Department security officer was killed Sunday during a mortar or rocket attack at a U.S. base near Baghdad International Airport, the U.S. Embassy announced.
"In Fresno Bee: IraqRebels 'Execute' 49 Iraqi Troops, Kill U.S. Diplomat (Reuters)
: "Reuters - Rebels ambushed and killed 49 unarmed Iraqi soldiers and, in a separate attack Sunday, killed a U.S. diplomat in a mortar strike near Baghdad airport.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqUS secretly moved prisoners out of Iraq for questioning (AFP)
: "AFP - The CIA has secretly transferred detainees out of Iraq for interrogation after asking the US Justice Department to write a memo justifying the practice, which violates the Geneva Conventions, The Washington Post reported.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqChaos inside the triangle of death (24 Oct 04)
in Radio Free USAAfghan Election URGENT
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorAmerican security officer reported killed in Baghdad
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorState Department officer dies...Bodies found in Iraq...Karzai wins majority
in Katu.com: Iraq & TerrorRebels 'Execute' 49 Iraqi Troops, Kill U.S. Diplomat
: "Rebels ambushed and killed 49unarmed Iraqi soldiers and, in a separate attack Sunday, killeda U.S. diplomat in a mortar strike near Baghdad airport. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqAP: Saddam Abused Oil-For-Food Program
: "Interviews with dozens of former and current Iraqi officials by congressional investigators have produced new evidence that Saddam Hussein micromanaged business deals under the U.N. oil-for-food program to maximize political influence with important foreign governments like Russia and neighboring Arab states. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq50 Iraqi Soldiers Found Shot to Death
: "The bodies of about 50 Iraqi soldiers were found on a remote road in eastern Iraq, apparently the victims of an ambush as they were heading home on leave, Iraqi authorities said Sunday. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq16 Killed in Bombing at Police Checkpoint
: "BAGHDAD â?? A suicide car bomb detonated Saturday outside the gates of a Marine base in western Iraq, killing at least 16 Iraqi police officers and wounding 40 people at a police checkpoint. (Los Angeles Times)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqU.S. Diplomat Killed in Baghdad Mortar Attack
: "A U.S. diplomat was killed in a mortarattack near the Baghdad airport early on Sunday, Secretary ofState Colin Powell said in a statement. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq49 Iraqi Soldiers Shot to Death
BAGHDAD, Iraqâ?? Forty-nine soldiers in Iraqâ??s new army have been found shot to death, police said Sunday.
Gen. Walid al-Azzawi, commander of the Diyala (search) provincial police, said the bodies were discovered Saturday about 30 miles south of Baqouba.
They were laid out in four rows each, with 12 bodies in each row, he said.
â??After inspection, we found out that they were shot after being ordered to lay down on the earth,â?? he said.
A U.S. military source in the region confirmed the discovery, but said there appeared to be fewer dead, around 30 to 35.
Al-Azzawi said all were members of the new Iraqi army and were training in the Kirkush military camp in Baladruz (search). He said many were from southern provinces.
An investigation is under way, he said.
"In Command Post: Irak