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Monday, October 18, 2004

Iraq War News
Iraq blasts mar Muslim holy month: "Bomb attacks on churches mark the start of Ramadan in Iraq and reports are coming in of explosions in Falluja."

In BBC: Conflict with Iraq (UK Edition)

Zarqawi movement vows allegiance with al-Qaida: "BAGHDAD, Iraq â?? The most feared militant group in Iraq, the movement of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, declared its allegiance to Osama bin Laden on Sunday, saying it had agreed with al-Qaida over strategy and the need for unity against "the enemies of Islam.""

In kgw.com: Iraq News

British government says redeployment of troops in Iraq not Bush booster in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Indonesian militant cleric to stand trial in Marriott, Bali bombings in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Car bomb kills at least seven in Baghdad: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops pounded Fallujah with airstrikes and tank fire Sunday, and the Iraqi government appealed to residents to expel "foreign terrorists" to prevent an all-out attack. A suicide driver in Baghdad exploded a car near a police patrol, killing at least seven people and wounding 20."

In Fresno Bee: Iraq

A War without reason (18 Oct 04) in Radio Free USA

U.S. Frees Fallujah Negotiator: "The military released the spokesman for the rebel-dominated city as an apparent gesture to restart talks aimed at avoiding a bloody showdown there. A car bombing in Baghdad left six people dead."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis

Palestinian: U.S. election stalling peace: "Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath said Monday that the U.S. presidential election was stalling the Middle East peace process and urged other countries to increase their efforts."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Iraq attacks aimed at sinking Bush reelection bid: Putin: "Russian President Vladimir Putin all but endorsed US President George W. Bush, saying that terror attacks in Iraq aimed to sink his reelection bid and warning they would likely increase if successful. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq


Britain rejects troop redeployment claim: "Prime Minister Tony Blair's government on Monday rejected claims from opposition lawmakers that a redeployment of British troops in Iraq would be a political show of support for the Bush administration before U.S. presidential elections."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Attacks Target Iraqi Police: "BAGHDAD â?? A car bomb attack in central Baghdad and an ambush south of the capital killed at least a dozen Iraqi police officers Sunday as insurgents continued their violent campaign against the country's security forces. (Los Angeles Times)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

U.S. Buyers of Hussein's Oil Acted to Assist Iraq: "WASHINGTON â?? A month before the Persian Gulf War began in 1991, with an attack by the U.S.-led coalition imminent, famed Texas oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt rushed his corporate jet to Baghdad to rescue 21 Americans being held hostage by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. (Los Angeles Times)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Britain seen moving Iraq troops further into harm's way: "Defence Minister Geoff Hoon is due to address the British parliament on his country's troop deployment in Iraq, amid widespread reports that some forces are to be moved from the relative calm of southern Iraq into areas around Baghdad, thereby freeing up US forces for attacks on cities like Fallujah. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

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