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Monday, July 19, 2004

Iraq War News
Anti-terror plans loss 'very bad': "Home Secretary David Blunkett described the disappearance of a secret police dossier on counter-terror plans for Heathrow Airport as "very bad"."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Nine dead in Baghdad car bombing: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A fuel truck sped toward a police station in southwest Baghdad and exploded as policemen waited for their assignments early Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 57, Iraqi officials and witnesses said."

In Modesto Bee: Iraq

Car Bomb Kills Nine: "
A fuel tanker truck raced toward a police station in southwest Baghdad early Monday, detonating and killing at least nine people and wounding about 52 others, Iraqi officials and witnesses said.
The tanker exploded as policemen took daily assignments from their officers at the station in Seidiyeh neighborhood, a wounded policemen said.

In Command Post: Irak

Olmsted's Iraq Report: July 18/04: "Welcome! Our goal at Winds of Change.NET is to give you one power-packed briefing of insights, news and trends from Iraq that leaves you stimulated, informed, and occasionally amused every Monday & Thursday. This briefing is brought to you by Andrew Olmsted of Andrew Olmsted dot com .
  • A suicide bomber attempted to kill Iraq's justice minister Saturday by ramming into his car. The minister survived, but five other people died in the attempt, as terrorists continue to target Iraqi leaders in hopes of preventing democracy from taking hold in Iraq.

Other Topics Today Include: prisoner processing accelerated; Prime Minister takes justice into his own hands(?); al-Sadr's press starts up again; the wages of appeasement; the U.S. Army could emerge from Iraq even stronger.
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In Command Post: Irak

Bounty On Iraqi Prime Minister: "Reuter's reports:

A group led by suspected al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi offered a reward of $282,000 on Sunday for the killing of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, according to a statement posted on an Islamist Web site.
"We in Khalid bin al-Walid Brigade announce to the Iraqi people a reward of 200,000 Jordanian dinars ($282,000) to whoever gets us Allawi's head," said a group statement posted on the site.
The authenticity of the message could not be verified and it was unclear why the offer was made in Jordanian currency.
The brigade, which said it was part of Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad Group, blasted Allawi as an "American agent." Several earlier purported Zarqawi messages have threatened Allawi.

In Command Post: Irak

Car Bombs Target Police : 2 Killed: "From The Australian :
Two car bombs targeting police exploded in the city of Tikrit today killing two police officers and wounding five others, Iraqi authorities said.
One car bomb exploded near the Albu-Ajil police station in Tikrit this morning killing two police and wounding two others, according to Iraqi police Lt. Nabil Abdel-Hamid.
Another car bomb exploded near a police training centre in the city, wounding three officers, according to Iraqi police Capt. Louai Qahtan.

In Command Post: Irak

Air Strike in Fallujah: "
A military strik e was launched on a home in the Iraqi city of Fallujah today, the United States command said.
At least 10 people were killed, according to hospital and local officials.
Explosions rocked the restive city and angry crowds gathered near the building that was hit.
Angry crowds gathered around the house and they were chanting "God is great."

In Command Post: Irak

Car Bomb Kills Six: "
A car bomb struck the Iraqi justice minister's car as it passed through western Baghdad on Saturday, the latest in a wave of assassination attempts on government officials. Malik Dohan al-Hassan was unhurt but five bodyguards were killed.
The blast hit the tail end of al-Hassan's convoy at an intersection 500 yards from his home. At nearly the same time, a car bomb exploded outside an Iraqi National Guard headquarters in Mahmudiyah, 20 miles south of Baghdad. One person was killed and 25 were wounded, hospital officials said.

In Command Post: Irak

Report: Philippines Paid Six Million Dollars for Release of Hostage: "The report comes from the Philippines Daily Tribune via Michelle Malkin .

A ransom of $6 million was offered and paid out to the Iraqi rebels holding Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz hostage, to ensure his release before President Arroyo's scheduled State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 26, a high level Philippine intelligence officer told the Tribune yesterday.

The reaction of the Philippines government to the kidnapping has set off other terrorists :

TAKING advantage of the government's changed stance against terrorism, the New People's Army said it would not release the soldiers it captured until the government suspends all military and police operations in the Bicol region.

Interesting developments.

In Command Post: Irak

Palestinians protest Arafat appointment: "In one of the most serious Palestinian challenges to his rule, militants angered by Yasser Arafat's choice of a relative to be security chief attacked government offices and battled forces loyal to the Palestinian leader."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Philippines completes pullout from Iraq: "The Philippines said Monday that it has completed the controversial withdrawal of its peacekeeping contingent from Iraq, meeting a demand by Iraqi insurgents threatening to behead a Filipino hostage."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

U.S. Airstrike Kills 14 in Fallujah: "A U.S. airstrike authorized by Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi hit purported trenches and fighting positions in Fallujah used by al-Qaida linked foreign fighters, killing 14 people early Sunday, Iraqi officials said. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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