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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Iraq War News
Iraq to impose visa requirements: "In a bid to bolster security, all foreigners visiting Iraq after the interim government assumes power July 1 will require visas, an Interior Ministry official said Saturday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Saudi TV shows slain al-Qaida leader: "An al-Qaida cell fulfilled its threat to kill an American hostage, beheading him and showing the grisly photos on the Internet. Saudi officials claimed they later gunned down four militants including the cell leader who allegedly masterminded Paul M. Johnson's kidnapping."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Powell: U.S. should remain in Saudi Arabia: "Secretary of State Colin Powell says terrorists would earn a victory if American workers leave Saudi Arabia in response to a spate of terrorist attacks, including the murder of hostage Paul Johnson."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Terrorist dead...Bush condemns hostage killing...Fighting in Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

US hostage beheaded: "The al Qaida group which kidnapped American Paul M Johnson Jr said in an online statement that it had killed the hostage - and posted three still photographs of his beheaded body."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Saudi anti-extremist campaign ineffective: "The Saudi government's intense public relations campaign to discourage people from supporting extremists isn't swaying some of its citizens, who still consider the militants heroes despite appeals from Muslim religious leaders."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Iran will announce uranium details: "Iran will announce in the coming days whether it will resume uranium enrichment activities that were criticized in a sharply worded rebuke from the U.N. nuclear watchdog."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Troops wounded in clash near Baghdad: "U.S. troops fought insurgents for a third straight day Saturday in an area north of Baghdad, wounding two American soldiers, U.S. military officials and witnesses said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Bush Gets Boost From McCain on Iraq: "Before cheering troops, President Bush got a strong endorsement on Iraq and a boost for his re-election campaign Friday from Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican courted by Democrat John Kerry to be his running mate. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Shootout in Saudi Arabia...Denial from al-Qaida cell...Powell on beheading in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Saudi Arabia: militants dead...Condemnation of beheading...Fighting in Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

World leaders condemn slaying of American hostage in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

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