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Friday, October 22, 2004

Iraq War News
Family: Turkish Hostage Escapes in Iraq (AP): "AP - A Turkish welder who was kidnapped in Iraq and threatened with death if his company did not withdraw from the neighboring nation, has escaped his captors, his family said Friday."

In Yahoo! News: Iraq

Trial Date Set for Soldier at Abu Ghraib (AP): "AP - A military judge ordered a U.S. Army reservist on Friday to stand trial Jan. 7 in Baghdad for allegedly abusing Iraq inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad."

In Yahoo! News: Iraq

Further prison abuse hearings start as US pounds Fallujah: "Court martial proceedings started for two US soldiers involved in Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison scandal, while seven people were killed in fresh air strikes on suspected weapons warehouses in the rebel-held city of Fallujah. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Iraqi television Al-Sumariya to start broadcast from Beirut: "A satellite television channel dominated by Iraqi shareholders plans to start broadcasting from Beirut on Friday because of insecurity in Iraq, an official from the broadcaster, Al-Sumariya, told AFP. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Iraq vote preparations said on schedule: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Preparations for the crucial January election are "on track" and the absence of international observers due to the country's tenuous security should not detract from the vote's credibility, the top U.N. electoral expert here said."

In Fresno Bee: Iraq

U.S. continues airstrikes in Fallujah: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. Marines clashed with insurgents on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Fallujah and launched airstrikes at militant targets, the U.S. command said Friday, ignoring a call from the city's leaders to halt new attacks."

In Fresno Bee: Iraq

Kidnappers silent on aid worker: "Kidnappers holding a British aid worker hostage in Iraq have failed to respond to her husband's emotive plea for his wife's release."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

U.S. Army Medics Care for Iraq Wounded (AP): "AP - A U.S. Army helicopter flashes over insurgent-infested Iraq, flying fast and low. Instead of mounted weapons, this Black Hawk wears a red cross, identifying it as an ambulance but offering little protection to the medics inside."

In Yahoo! News: Iraq

Speeding up training in Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

French national identified among the dead insurgency fighters in Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

IRAQ: Turkoman struggle for rights could cause ethnic tensions in north: "KIRKUK, 21 Oct 2004 (IRIN) - In a country of mixed religions and cultures the Turkoman aresearching for rights equal to those they see given to Arabs and Kurds, but political disagreements over land could fuel tensions in the north where all three groups live."

In IRIN: Iraq Crisis

How Arab TV Covered the Third Anniversary of 9/11: "The San Francisco based Mosaic news program on Link TV put together a program on how Arab satellite TV channels like Abu Dhabi Television covered the third anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. (NCM, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi, Sep 16, 2004)"

In New California Media: Focus on Iraq

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