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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 August, 2003, 11:28 GMT 12:28 UK
Press see Iraq quagmire

As the death toll among US troops in Iraq increases almost daily, the Arabic press continues to warn Washington that there is no end in sight to the attacks on coalition forces.

One influential Egyptian daily calls for a united Arab front to help restore order in Iraq.


The US forces in Iraq are now facing a critical situation since they are unable to restore security in Iraq and are even unable to defend themselves. The situation facing Iraq today is a result of the war resolution adopted by Washington alone.

Al-Watan - Saudi Arabia


The situation in Iraq is getting worse daily. The Iraqis are facing frustration as a result of the US occupation.

Al-Ahram - Egypt


The Iraqi issue is another major challenge which needs a united Arab front in a bid to restore peace and stability for the Iraqi people, form an all-inclusive government and withdraw all foreign troops from Iraq.

Al-Jumhuriyah - Egypt


There is no power which has the right to prevent people, whether in Palestine, Lebanon or Iraq, from restoring their rights.

Al-Vefagh - Iran, Arabic-language


The Iraqi resistance is strengthening and many countries are hesitating to give a helping hand to the US which needs an important political success in Palestine to restore its lost credibility... (US President George W) Bush's problem is that he started a war he could not stop and opened a door he could not close. His open war has turned into an open wound. Iraq is becoming a new Vietnam by draining $4bn a month from US coffers.

Al-Watan - Qatar


After the US sensed its entrapment in the Iraqi swamp, it thought of involving other countries by calling for international peacekeepers to take care of security in Iraq... We do not want to see any Arab country which respects itself, people and military involving itself with the USA in this issue.

Akhbar-al-Yawm - Sudan


BBC Monitoring, based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.




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