Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Wra Blog Iraq War Updates
Baghdad airport may reopen next month: "Baghdad's international airport which has been closed since the Iraq war may reopen in July."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

G8 united on rebuilding Iraq in BBC: War in Iraq

Checkups For All, After Iraq: "Hoping to avoid the problems many soldiers faced after the first Gulf War, the Pentagon has ordered health screenings for every soldier, sailor, Marine and airman sent into the Iraq war."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis

US Senate opens Iraq weapons probe in BBC: War in Iraq

'Last' Blix report raises questions in BBC: War in Iraq

British troops reopen Basra prison in BBC: War in Iraq

Bush seeks Arab backing for Mideast plan: "President Bush looked Tuesday for a commitment from Arab leaders to end violence and move toward peace with Israel, which U.S. officials said should strengthen Bush's hand in winning corresponding concessions from the Jewish state."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Blair returns to growing unrest in BBC: War in Iraq

Palestinians hope for release of prisoner: "Dozens of Palestinians gather each day outside the home of a man who had become a legend in this West Bank village because he's lived so much of it behind bars."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Basra: British forces fail to provide security: "Nearly eight weeks after British forces entered Basra, they still have not addressed basic security needs in Iraq's second largest city, Human Rights Watch said today."

In Electronic Iraq

Top UN envoy for Iraq arrives in Baghdad; food distribution resumes: "The top United Nations envoy for Iraq arrived in Baghdad today pledging to assist in the ?critical efforts? to quickly establish a representative Iraqi government, as UN-supplied food rations again began reaching the civilian population."

In Electronic Iraq

US soldier killed in Iraq: "An American soldier has been shot dead while on patrol in central Iraq."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Ex-U.S. Army Chief: U.S. in Iraq for Long Stay: "Former Army Secretary Thomas Whitesaid in an interview that it was time for the Pentagon to admitthe U.S. military was in for a long stay in Iraq that willrequire a major commitment of troops. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Blair returns to mounting fury over Iraq weapons: "Tony Blair is facing a mounting revolt from his own Labour MPs over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Trade picks up with Iraq despite pitfalls: "The line stretches for more than two miles: hundreds of Turkish trucks massed at the Iraqi border, a traffic jam that illustrates both the promise of trade and the possible pitfalls."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

U.S. choppers the peace from above Iraq: "The half-dozen Apache and Black Hawk helicopters clattered above this sprawling capital, hovering over intersections and crisscrossing paths as they banked over palm-lined avenues and the winding Tigris River."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


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