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Friday, September 17, 2004

Iraq War News
U.S. launches anti-Zarqawi attacks: "U.S. forces launched attacks Thursday in the western towns of Fallujah and Ramadi, killing up to 60 insurgents in strikes against allies of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a military statement said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

U.S. allies reject U.N. Iraq war claims: "The United States and its coalition partners defended the war in Iraq Thursday after U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan asserted that it was "illegal" because it didn't have Security Council support. But France, which led the opposition to the war, shied away from reopening the debate that divided traditional allies."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Police in Iraq report finding corpse of foreigner: "BAGHDAD, Iraq - Police found the corpse of a man they believe to be a foreigner north of Baghdad on Friday, authorities said. The body, which had blonde hair and Western features, was pulled from the Tigris River near the central Iraqi village of Yethrib, said Capt. Hakim al-Azawi, the head of security at Tikrit's Teaching Hospital."

In kgw.com: Iraq News

New Intelligence Outlook Grim for Iraq in IraqWar.info

Survive Iraq, murdered in America in IraqWar.info

US and Briton taken hostage in Iraq in IraqWar.info

Major U.S. allies reject Annan Iraq claim: "U.S. allies Britain and Australia on Thursday rejected a claim by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that the war in Iraq was "illegal" because Washington and its coalition partners never got Security Council backing for the invasion."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

U.S. confirms Iraq kidnapping of Americans: "Two Americans are among three people kidnapped from a house in central Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Saudi Arabia seeks 2 men in man's slaying: "Saudi police are seeking two young men in the killing of a Briton in a Riyadh parking lot, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, and the British ambassador called it a terrorist attack."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

IRAQ: Children work instead of going to school: "BAGHDAD, 16 Sep 2004 (IRIN) - Iraqi children are suffering both economically and psychologically after the war to topple Saddam Hussein, with many forced to work instead of attending school, a recent Ministry of Education (MoE) survey says."

In IRIN: Iraq Crisis

Army Defends Baghdad Battle That Left 16 Dead: "BAGHDAD - U.S. commanders acknowledged Wednesday that their helicopters fired seven rockets and 30 high-caliber machine-gun rounds onto a crowded Baghdad street this week during a battle that killed 16 Iraqis and sparked a heated debate about how civilians often become the victims of U.S. firepower. (Los Angeles Times)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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