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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

March 15th Iraqi Round Up

Ok, here is a list of Stories Regarding Iraq that have taken place in the last 24 - 48 Hours.

Journalist arrested over Jordanian suicide bomber in Iraq story
AMMAN (AFP) - Jordanian authorities have arrested a journalist who wrote that a Jordanian national carried out the suicide bombing in Iraq last month that cost 118 lives, the official Petra news agency said.

"Hadi Abdellatif al-Nsour of the Jordanian daily Al-Ghad was arrested because of his erroneous and fabricated article on the Jordanian Raed al-Banna who died in Iraq and in which he alleged that (Banna) carried out the attack in Hilla," interior ministry spokesman Faisal al-Qadi was quoted as saying.

Hard Question: Was this Mentioned during Bush's Little Question and Answer Session with the King of Jordon sitting there next to him as Bush Praised his crusade for Freedom and Democracy Today at the White House?

Kurd, Shiite leaders gather in Baghdad


Deadly day in Baghdad
A series of Baghdad suicide bombings has killed at least five people. One of the bombs exploded near a US convoy, leaving two US soldiers hurt.


House Bars Money for Embassy in Baghdad
WASHINGTON - The House, debating an $81.4 billion war spending bill on Tuesday, prohibited money in the legislation from being used for a new U.S. embassy in Baghdad, a move that went against the administration's wishes.


Hussein Relatives Are Captured in Tikrit
BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 14 - Iraqi security forces, acting on tips from residents in Saddam Hussein's hometown, captured two relatives of the former dictator who are accused of helping to finance and carry out attacks, officials said today.


Iraqis protest Jordanian's alleged role in Hilla bombing
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Hundreds of Iraqi Shiites staged protests in Baghdad and the holy city of Karbala against the alleged involvement of a Jordanian in a devastating bombing in Hilla two weeks ago.


General Myers Sees Rise in Iraq Insurgent Violence
The insurgency in Iraq, dominated by Saddam Hussein loyalists and foreign fighters, is increasingly being fueled also by organized crime and criminals-for-hire, the top U.S. general said Tuesday.


A Daily Look at U.S. Deaths in Iraq
As of Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at least 1,516 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,156 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.


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