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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Latest news in Iraq

20 Iraqi Inmates killed in prison break

BAGHDAD: Twenty Iraqi detainees and a prison officer were shot dead in a failed jail break in Baghdad on Wednesday, as the country's dominate Shiites and Kurds worked on the formation of a new government. Prisoners stole a weapon from a guard at an Iraqi detention facility in the northern Shi..... Full Story

Interpol issues worldwide arrest warrant for Zarqawi

LYON,France: The international police organization Interpol said on Wednesday it had issued a worldwide arrest warrant for Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, who is wanted in several countries for attacks he allegedly carried out for the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation.........Full Story

U.N. Says No Need for a Re-Vote in Iraq AP - Wed Dec 28, 2:39 PM ET
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A United Nations official said Wednesday that Iraq's recent elections were credible and there was no justification for a rerun of the vote that gave a strong lead to the Shiite religious bloc dominating the current government.

Related Web Sites:

Iraqi Transitional Government - official interim government site for Iraq. Includes profiles of officials and information on issues such as elections, security, reconstruction, law, and the Iraqi constitution.

U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq - includes press releases.

UN: Iraq - includes information on Security Council actions, and agencies' humanitarian efforts.

Iraq Body Count - independent public database of media-reported civilian deaths in Iraq from the U.S.-led war and occupation.

Iraqi Special Tribunal - includes news and background information on the cases and defendants.

U.S. State Department: Iraq Update - includes official statements, issue studies, and more.

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