Saturday, July 05, 2003

Force down rogue state jets, say US, Australia in IraqWar.ru (English)

Turkish fury at US Iraq 'arrests': "BBC :

Turkey has protested to the United States, after accusing American troops of arresting 11 of its soldiers in northern Iraq.

"It's a totally ugly incident, it's something that shouldn't have happened," said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Several hours later, Mr Erdogan said some of the men had been released but did not specify the number.

Reports in the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet suggested the special forces troops were detained in the city of Sulaymaniyah on Friday on suspicion of planning an attack on a regional governor.

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In Command Post: Irak

British journalist shot dead in Baghdad: "A British journalist has been shot dead in Baghdad, witnesses said."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Blast in Turkish capital injures dozens: "A powerful explosion at a downtown gas station rocked the capital, Ankara, on Saturday, injuring dozens of people, police said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Pakistan probes al-Qaida link to Massacre: "Pakistani authorities raised the possibility Saturday that Taliban fugitives and their al-Qaida allies carried out a massacre of 44 Shiite Muslims at a mosque in this southwest Pakistani town across the border from Afghanistan."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


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