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Friday, August 06, 2004

Iraq War News
Four Lebanese truck drivers missing in Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Second day of battles across Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

U.S. Troops, Al-Sadr Militants Clash: "Coalition troops battled militiamen loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in several Iraqi cities Friday, the second day of fighting that has shattered truces to end a widespread rebellion two months ago."

In Kansas City Star: Iraq

Saudi forces arrest a top terror suspect: "Saudi police arrested a top Saudi terror suspect, officials said Friday, weeks after the al-Qaida-linked cleric reassured followers he was "taking all necessary precautions" to evade a government sweep."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

4 Lebanese truck drivers missing in Iraq: "Four Lebanese truck drivers are missing in Iraq, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. Contacts are underway to find out whether the four have been kidnapped, a ministry official said, speaking on customary condition of anonymity."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Iraq Shiite cleric seeks heart treatment: "Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, changed planes here Friday on his way to London, where he will receive treatment for a heart condition."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Iraq's top Shiite cleric flies to for London for heart treatment in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Saudi terror suspect nabbed in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Top terror arrests...More Iraqi fighting... Keyes reportedly to run in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Coalition Troops Battle Al-Sadr: "Coalition troops for the second day in a row are battling militiamen loyal to radical Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, whose aides are calling on the U.N. and the Iraqi government to help them restore a truce."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis

U.S. Says Security Preventing New Troops for Iraq: "The United States hopes nationswill contribute troops by next month to a new force to guardU.N. staff in Iraq but U.S. Ambassador John Danforthacknowledged on Thursday volunteers were scarce. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Light blogging for a couple of days: "Just got back from an overnight embed and I'm exhausted. No sleep for last two days (more or less.) And I've got to file for TIME and another draft due on a story I'm working on. So it will be light here for a couple of days. Oh, and I just spent an hour deleting about 100 spam messages. Jesus, I hate you guys. You can't get on the board, so just stop trying, OK?..."

In Back to Iraq 2.0

How did Iraqis feel?: "The Daily News story is up. How'd you like more on that one?"

In Back to Iraq 2.0

Attacks wound 15 U-S soldiers in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Italian Troops Clash with Shi'ite Militia in Iraq: "Italian forces clashed withShi'ite militia fighters in the southern city of Nassiriyaearly on Friday and tensions were still high, an Italianmilitary spokesman said. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Clinton accuses Bush of contracting out US security to Pakistan: "Former US president Bill Clinton accused President George W. Bush's administration of contracting out US security and the hunt for Osama bin Laden to Pakistan, in its zeal to wage war in Iraq. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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