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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Iraq War News
Black Watch set for Iraq patrols: "The Black Watch prepared to begin active patrols around the Iraqi city of Fallujah as Prime Minister Tony Blair called on militants in the rebel stronghold to lay down their arms."

In Ananova: War In Iraq


Marine says he was ordered to grab Iraqi prisoner's neck: "Marine Cpl. Christian Hernandez said he was struggling to move a sick and listless prisoner out of a holding room at the Camp Whitehorse jail in Iraq when he heard an order: "Grab him by the neck.""

In San Diego Union-Tribune: In Iraq

U.S. jets pound parts of Fallujah: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. jets pounded parts of Fallujah on Thursday, targeting insurgents in a city where American forces were said to be gearing up for a major offensive."

In Modesto Bee: Iraq

U.S. Embassy in Syria closes: "The U.S. Embassy in Damascus closed Thursday for security reasons, an official said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Mom of Marine killed in Iraq supports war: "WASHINGTON (AP) - As the wife of a 25-year Air Force veteran, Debra Bascom has long dreaded the day that word would arrive on her doorstep that her husband had died on a distant battlefield."

In Fresno Bee: Iraq

Iraqi National Guard patrol hit by car bomb in central Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Italy says it will keep troops in Iraq as long as they're wanted in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Arafat has repeatedly lost consciousness: "Palestinian officials said Thursday that Yasser Arafat lost consciousness repeatedly in recent hours, a day after he was rushed to an intensive care unit at a French military hospital."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Chief rivals to Hamid Karzai concede election defeat in Afghanistan in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Militants threatening to kill U-N hostages allow time for talks in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Peace Corps expands in Muslim world: "When Jennifer Peterson joined the Peace Corps in 2000, she wanted to go to the Middle East. That left her with just one option - Jordan, where she spent two years teaching English to girls."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

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