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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Iraq War News
Afghanistan makes plea...Reports: Hostages to be freed in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror


Deal struck to hand over Saddam to Iraq: Special Tribunal: "The US-led multinational force in Iraq has agreed to hand jailed dictator Saddam Hussein and 11 senior members of his old regime over to Iraqi custody in the next few days, the head of the country's special tribunal told AFP. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Militants Say U.S. Soldier Executed in Iraq: "An Arabic television station broadcasta video tape showing what militants said was the execution of aU.S. soldier, hours after the United States and Britainformally handed power to an interim Iraqi government. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Roadside Blast Kills U.S. Marines in Iraq: "A roadside bomb explosion killed anunknown number of U.S. Marines in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, aMarine at the scene said. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Sister furious over soldier's death: "Family and neighbours of a British solider killed in Iraq have hit out at the army, claiming the teenager did not have adequate training to be sent to the war-torn country."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Report: Turkish co. stops business in Iraq: "A Turkish company has agreed to stop doing business with the U.S. military in Iraq to win the freedom of two employees held hostages by militants who have threatened to behead them, a news report said Tuesday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

IRAQ: Insecurity means rising unemployment: "BASRA, 28 Jun 2004 (IRIN) - Many foreign companies have scaled back or paused operations in Iraq in part due to rising security threats, exacerbating the still high unemployment rate in the country."

In IRIN: Iraq Crisis

Blair and Bush hail Iraq handover: "Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush have hailed the birth of a new Iraq after the early transfer of power to Baghdad."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Britons split on Iraq 'success': "Britons are split on the prospects of success for the new Iraqi government, a new poll shows."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Soldier killed in convoy attack: "A British soldier killed when a military convoy on routine patrol was attacked in southern Iraq has been named."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Saddam to face court 'within days': "Saddam Hussein will appear before an Iraqi judge in the "next few days," to face charges related to his 23 years of misrule, Iraqi and coalition officials said in Baghdad."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

On the airwaves, Iraqis rejoice and warn terrorists: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi voices filled the airwaves of the nation's first independent talk radio station Monday, applauding a surprise move by the U.S.-led coalition to return sovereignty to Iraq two days early."

In Fresno Bee: Iraq

They Hate us because we?re Free...: " Occidentalism ? The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies Book Review. 'Occidentalism ? The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies' by Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit (Penguin Press: New York, 2004) 'In their attempt to ground Occidentalism historically, the authors end up shoving animosity towards the West under a make-shift rubric of pathological hatred.'"


U.S. Hands Power to Iraqis Two Days Early: "Iraq's new leaders reclaimed their nation two days early, accepting limited power Monday from U.S. occupiers, who wished them prosperity and handed them a staggering slate of problems - including a lethal insurgency the Americans admit they underestimated. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Family Fights to Free Accused Soldiers: "It's hard to defend the image in the photograph: Staff Sgt. Ivan "Chip" Frederick II stands behind a naked Iraqi prisoner who's been smeared in feces. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Hometown holds prayer vigil for captive soldier after grim report in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

U-S military says explosions in Baghdad due to mortar barrage in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Soldier's death unconfirmed...Power change...Key Supreme court ruling in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Report: Iraqi militants kill U.S. soldier: "Iraqi militants killed an American soldier they have held hostage for nearly three months, saying the killing was because the U.S. government did not change its policy in Iraq, Al-Jazeera television said Tuesday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Wait and see in Kurdish north: "The transfer of power catches Iraq's Kurds in an unsettled and insecure mood, the BBC's Jim Muir reports."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq

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