Wednesday, July 02, 2003

War Blog Iraq Updates
EgyptAir says keen to reopen Baghdad route swiftly in IraqWar.ru (English)

Iran Foreign Minister says Tehran should continue talks with London in IraqWar.ru (English)

Bush, Putin Discuss Iran, North Korea in IraqWar.ru (English)

Baghdad Blogger in IraqWar.ru (English)

U.S. needs international help in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)

Iraq attacks pose political challenge for Bush in IraqWar.ru (English)

Pentagon Reassessing Violence As Shi'a Leaders, Iran Deny Roles in IraqWar.ru (English)

Anti-Saddam chief shot for speaking out in IraqWar.ru (English)

US Blames Blast on Bomb Class as Iraqi Ire Simmers in IraqWar.ru (English)

U.S. Marine Killed in Iraq Mine Explosion in IraqWar.ru (English)

Straw Visits Iraq, U.S. Soldier Dies from Wounds in IraqWar.ru (English)

Bush warns militants who attack U.S. troops in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)

Bush: U.S. will prevail in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)

'Bomb factory' caused Iraq blast: "BBC :

A fatal explosion at a mosque in the Iraqi town of Falluja was caused by a bomb-making class, the US military has said.
Local residents have blamed the blast, which killed nine people, on a US missile attack, saying aircraft had been heard overhead just beforehand.
The US denies this version of events, saying investigations by the military and the Fallujah police had exonerated US military forces of any involvement.
The flashpoint town, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Baghdad, has been the scene of regular attacks on US troops since clashes with the local population in April in which the Americans killed at least 15 people.[...]
"The explosion was apparently related to a bomb manufacturing class that was being taught inside the mosque," US Central Command said in a statement.

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In Command Post: Irak

Coalition 'will not pull out of Iraq': "BBC :

The United States and Britain have insisted they will not pull out of Iraq, despite attacks on their troops.
On a visit to Iraq, UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said the incidents had increased London's and Washington's determination to root out remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime and his Baath party.
Mr Straw's comments echoed US President George W Bush's pledge on Tuesday to meet attacks with "direct and decisive force".

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In Command Post: Irak

Multinational Peace Force Forming in Iraq: "Poland is sending 2,300 soldiers. Ukraine promises 1,800. Small bands of Macedonians and Albanians are already here. And Sri Lanka says it's ready to consider requests for help. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq


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