Sunday, January 02, 2005
Iraq War NewsSunni Marginalization Risks Worsening Iraq Turmoil
: "Only four weeks before crucialelections, sectarian divisions threaten to worsen Iraq'sunrest, with majority Shi'ite Muslims poised for politicaldominance and many Sunni Arabs boycotting the polls or tooafraid to vote.
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqSuicide Bomber Kills 21 Iraqi Troops
: "A suicide car bomb hit a bus carryingIraqi National Guards on Sunday, killing 22 people in thedeadliest attack of its kind in nearly four months on Iraqiscooperating with U.S. forces to secure a Jan. 30 election.
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqInsurgent attacks in Iraq usher in New Year (Chicago Tribune)
: "Chicago Tribune - The new year opened in Iraq with the same death and dismay that brought 2004 to a close: Attacks on and assassinations of Iraqi security forces and civilians targeted for working with the interim government or its U.S. military backers.
"In Yahoo! News: IraqCar Bomb Explosion Kills 18 Iraqi Troops
: "A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb north of Baghdad on Sunday, killing 19 Iraqis â?? all but one of them National Guards â?? in another strike against Iraqis cooperating with American forces, the U.S. military said. Four Iraqi policemen were killed in a separate attack.
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq17 die in Iraqi blast
: "Baghdad - Nineteen people were killed in a car bomb attack on Sunday on a bus carrying members of the Iraqi national guard near the town of Balad, north of
"In The US News: Iraq NewsWartime blogs serve as dispatches from the front
: ""The day before yesterday a big bomb exploded in Baghdad (Iraq) in Al-Rabee Street near my house," the Web log, or blog, reads.
"In The US News: Iraq NewsSuicide bomb on national guard bus kills 19 as bloodshed greets Iraq in 2005
: "Nineteen people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bus carrying members of the Iraqi national guard near a US military base north of Baghdad, the US army said, as Iraqi insurgents made a bl...
[in Turkish Press]
"In The US News: Iraq NewsTories criticise jail sentence plan
: "New legislation will put pressure on the courts to ration jail sentences, the Conservatives claimed.
"In Ananova: War In IraqEleven Iraqi soldiers and one civilian killed in car bomb ...
: "BAGHDAD, Iraq The US says 12 people including eleven Iraqi national guard troops have been killed in a car bombing. A military spokesman
"In The US News: Iraq NewsReport set to criticise police
: "Britain's police forces will face severe criticism in a think-tank report to be published next week.
"In Ananova: War In IraqLowell soldier's job: Train Iraqi soldiers to be the best
: "10-person Green Beret squad, but he played a critical role: As a weapons and tactics specialist, Ryan was in charge of training dozens of Iraqi National Guard
[in Lowell Sun]
"In The US News: Iraq NewsCar bomb kills 19 Iraqis north of Baghdad as officer, Shiite ...
: "At least 19 people were killed Sunday in a suicide car bomb attack on a bus carrying members of the Iraqi national guard near a US military base north of
"In The US News: Iraq NewsLejeune Marines will head to Iraq with better armor
: "CAMP LEJEUNE -- Marines who deploy to Iraq this year will have improved armor on their Humvees, an upgrade that has nothing to do with the recent criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the ...
[in News Observer]
"In The US News: Iraq News
in Web video shows gunmen kill Iraq officers
: "BAGHDAD, Iraq â?? Al-Qaida's arm in Iraq released a video yesterday showing its militants lining up five captured Iraqi security officers and executing them in the street, the latest move in a cam...
[in The Seattle Times]
"In The US News: Iraq News
in US Reinforcements Arrive in Mosul
From the AFP via the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) :
A new contingent of US troops has arrived in Mosul to help boost security in the restive northern Iraqi city ahead of nationwide elections.
â??Elements of the 82nd Airborne Division arrived in Mosul yesterday in an effort to provide enhanced security and stability for the January 30 elections,â?? a military statement said.
â??The 82nd will operate under the command and control of Task Force Olympia within Multi-National Brigade North-west area of operations.â??
The senior US military commander for Iraq, General John Abizaid, said recently that some 6,000 to 8,000 new troops would be deployed in Mosul ahead of the legislative vote.
"In Command Post: IrakUS Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb
From Reuters via The Australian :
A roadside bomb blast killed one US soldier and wounded another north of Baghdad yesterday, the American military said today.
"In Command Post: IrakTwenty-two Iraqi soldiers, policemen killed in separate attacks
in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror