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Sunday  March 23, 2003

Protesters around the world march and chant against war in Iraq - 3/23/03 11:51 PM
Protesters in countries ranging from Australia to Italy marched and shouted Sunday against war in Iraq. Romans hung a peace banner from the Colosseum, demonstrators in Jordan burned an American flag and a 7-year-old in Pakistan beat an effigy of President Bush.
Philippines orders expulsion of two Iraqi embassy staff members - 3/23/03 11:47 PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' president ordered the expulsion of an Iraqi diplomat and another Iraqi Embassy staffer Monday following a U.S. request for countries to expel Iraqi diplomats.
Specially trained Iraqi guerrillas leading resistance, officials say - 3/23/03 11:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Specially trained paramilitary guerrillas and Saddam Hussein's security forces are leading the stiffest resistance to the U.S.-led invasion, trying to keep Iraqi soldiers from surrendering and organizing battlefield tricks that have inflicted casualties, U.S. and British officials said S
Two British soldiers missing after combat in Iraq - 3/23/03 11:31 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Two British soldiers were missing Monday after vehicles they were traveling in were attacked in southern Iraq, British defense officials said.
Fierce fighting at An Nasiriyah as allied advance continues - 3/23/03 11:27 PM
AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces suffered their worst casualties of the war Sunday in two bloody battles near An Nasiriyah that raged for hours before Iraqi resistance was vanquished. Marines said they would move around the city rather than march through it on the road to Baghdad.
First Predator strike of war hits anti-aircraft gun - 3/23/03 11:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first strike of the U.S. war with Iraq using a pilotless Predator drone was used to hit an Iraqi anti-aircraft gun, military officials said.
st Predator strike of war hits anti-aircraft gun - 3/23/03 11:21 PM
The strike Friday used a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator drone to hit the artillery gun outside the Iraqi town of Amarah, which is on the Tigris River north of Basra.
Pro-war demonstrators show support for troops day after massive anti-war rallies - 3/23/03 10:49 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after massive anti-war rallies attracted thousands across the nation -- including more than 100,000 people in a march down Broadway -- hundreds of people gathered in Times Square and other cities Sunday to show support for the war in Iraq.
Sergeant detained in Kuwait attack on 101st Airborne camp - 3/23/03 10:27 PM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A sergeant accused of killing a fellow serviceman by throwing grenades into tents at a military command center in Kuwait told his mother he feared persecution because he is a Muslim and reportedly had recently been reprimanded for insubordination.
Prime minister says Turkey seeking to send troops to Iraq to secure border, prevent influx of refugees - 3/23/03 10:24 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Despite warnings from the United States and other NATO allies, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his government was seeking to send troops into northern Iraq to prevent instability at the Turkish-Iraqi border.
Two British soldiers missing after combat in Iraq - 3/23/03 10:21 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Two British soldiers were missing after coming under attack in southern Iraq, British defense officials said Monday.
Allies run into setbacks on the road to Baghdad, U.S. soldiers killed, taken prisoner - 3/23/03 10:18 PM
Iraq used ambushes and even fake surrenders to kill and capture U.S. troops Sunday, inflicting the first significant casualties on the allied forces driving toward Baghdad. U.S. war leaders declared the invasion on target despite the bloody setbacks.
U.S. troops checking several possible chemical weapons sites, officials say - 3/23/03 10:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces on Sunday pressed to find the first cache of Saddam Hussein's chemical and biological weapons, seizing a suspected chemical factory in southern Iraq and checking other sites based on leads from captured Iraqis and documents.
New Mexico woman says she is mother of prisoner of war in Iraq - 3/23/03 9:55 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico woman said Sunday she saw her son interviewed on Iraqi television as one of the U.S. soldiers taken prisoner, and she prays fellow soldiers "will get him out of there."
Protesters around the world march and chant against war in Iraq - 3/23/03 9:52 PM
Protesters in countries ranging from Australia to Italy marched and shouted Sunday against war in Iraq. Romans hung a peace banner from the Colosseum, demonstrators in Jordan burned an American flag and a 7-year-old in Pakistan beat an effigy of President Bush.
U.S. forces reported building in northern Iraq - 3/23/03 9:49 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military's northern front against Iraq appears to be building, with American planes landing in the Kurdish north and more airstrikes pounding positions of a militant Islamic group with alleged al-Qaida and Baghdad ties.
Sergeant detained in Kuwait attack on 101st Airborne camp - 3/23/03 9:42 PM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A U.S. soldier accused of killing a fellow serviceman by throwing grenades into tents at a 101st Airborne Division command center in Kuwait was reportedly a Muslim who had recently been reprimanded for insubordination.
Baghdad comes under heavy bombardment - 3/23/03 9:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Aircraft screamed in low over the Iraqi capital, shaking buildings early Monday with a heavy bombardment. As anti-aircraft guns responded, a call of "God is great" rang out from a mosque, apparently to boost Iraqis' morale.
Interviewing POWs to try to find chemical sites - 3/23/03 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military is moving quickly to interrogate more than 2,000 Iraqi POWs -- including two generals -- for information about the location of chemical and biological weapons
Key developments concerning Iraq - 3/23/03 9:14 PM
-- Iraqi television aired footage of what it said were dead Americans and interviews with five U.S. prisoners answering questions. U.S. officials confirmed that 12 soldiers were missing after an ambush near the southern city of An Nasiriyah.
Fierce fighting at An Nasiriyah as allied advance continues - 3/23/03 9:13 PM
AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces suffered their worst casualties of the war Sunday in two bloody battles near An Nasiriyah that raged for hours before Iraqi resistance was vanquished. Marines said they would move around the city rather than march through it on the road to Baghdad.
Allies run into setbacks on the road to Baghdad, U.S. soldiers killed, taken prisoner - 3/23/03 9:05 PM
Iraq used ambushes and even fake surrenders to kill and capture U.S. troops Sunday, inflicting the first significant casualties on the allied forces driving toward Baghdad. U.S. war leaders declared the invasion on target despite the bloody setbacks.
Baghdad comes under heavy bombardment - 3/23/03 9:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Aircraft screamed in low over the Iraqi capital, shaking buildings early Monday with a heavy bombardment. As anti-aircraft guns responded, a call of "God is great" rang out from a mosque, apparently to boost Iraqis' morale.
U.S. troops find suspected chemical plant near An Najaf, officials say - 3/23/03 8:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops have found a suspected chemical factory in Iraq and officials were trying to determine late Sunday whether it was involved in making chemical weapons, U.S. officials said.
New Mexico woman says she is mother of prisoner of war in Iraq - 3/23/03 8:45 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico woman said Sunday she saw her son interviewed on Iraqi television as one of the U.S. soldiers taken prisoner, and she prays fellow soldiers "will get him out of there."
WASHINGTON: have questioned. - 3/23/03 8:41 PM
U.N. weapons inspectors are not aware of any large-scale chemical sites which could be used to make chemical weapons in An Najaf, said Ewen Buchanan, spokesman for the inspectors. However, there are many such dual-use sites in other parts of the country because of Iraq's petrochemical industry.
WASHN: produce them. - 3/23/03 8:35 PM
Asked at a news conference in Qatar Sunday about reports of the chemical plant, Lt. Gen. John Abizaid of U.S. Central Command declined comment. He said top Iraqi officers have been questioned about chemical weapons.
Networks weighing whether to show video of captured American soldiers in Iraq - 3/23/03 8:31 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. television networks spent hours weighing Sunday whether to air video footage, shown elsewhere in the world, of what appeared to be American prisoners of war in Iraq.
U.S. forces reported building in northern Iraq - 3/23/03 8:29 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military's northern front against Iraq appears to be building, with American planes landing in the Kurdish north and more airstrikes pounding positions of a militant Islamic group with alleged al-Qaida and Baghdad ties.
Prime minister says Turkey seeking to send troops to Iraq to secure border, prevent influx of refugees - 3/23/03 8:21 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Despite warnings from the United States and other NATO allies, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his government was seeking to send troops into northern Iraq to prevent instability at the Turkish-Iraqi border.
Allies run into setbacks on the road to Baghdad, U.S. soldiers killed, taken prisoner - 3/23/03 8:00 PM
Iraq used ambushes and even fake surrenders to kill and capture U.S. troops Sunday, inflicting the first significant casualties on the allied forces driving toward Baghdad. U.S. war leaders declared the invasion on target despite the bloody setbacks.
Iraqi television airs footage of captured American troops - 3/23/03 7:44 PM
British network says missing reporter believed dead from 'friendly fire' - 3/23/03 7:37 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A British television news reporter who disappeared in southern Iraq was believed to have been killed by "friendly fire," his employer said Sunday.
New POWs in Iraq keep fate of Navy pilot downed in 1991 at forefront - 3/23/03 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The apparent capture of U.S. Army soldiers in Iraq refocuses attention on the fate of a Navy pilot shot down over Iraq in 1991.
Networks weighing whether to show video of captured American soldiers in Iraq - 3/23/03 7:22 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. television networks were weighing Sunday whether to air video footage, shown elsewhere in the world, of what appeared to be American prisoners of war in Iraq.
Army: Soldier suspected of deadly grenade attack on 101st Airborne had 'attitude problem' - 3/23/03 7:21 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A U.S. soldier most likely acted out of resentment Sunday when he threw grenades into tents at a 101st Airborne Division command center, killing a fellow serviceman, an Army spokesman said.
Fierce fighting at An Nasiriyah as allied advance continues - 3/23/03 7:20 PM
AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces suffered their worst casualties of the war Sunday in two bloody battles near An Nasiriyah that raged for hours before Iraqi resistance was vanquished. Marines said they would move around the city rather than march through it on the road to Baghdad.
State Department expresses concern about Russia's sale to Iraq of sensitive military equipment - 3/23/03 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department protested Sunday that Russian companies sold sensitive military equipment to Iraq in the run-up to U.S.-led war against Saddam Hussein's regime.
Specially trained Iraqi guerrillas leading resistance, officials say - 3/23/03 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Specially trained paramilitary guerrillas and Saddam Hussein's security forces are leading the stiffest resistance to the U.S.-led invasion, trying to keep Iraqi soldiers from surrendering and organizing battlefield tricks that have inflicted casualties, U.S. and British officials said S
Bush demands humane treatment for any U.S. prisoners of war in Iraq - 3/23/03 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush demanded Sunday that American troops held captive in Iraq be treated humanely, warning that Iraqis who do otherwise will be punished as war criminals.
Networks holding off on showing video of captured American soldiers in Iraq - 3/23/03 6:59 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. television networks were weighing Sunday whether to air video footage, shown elsewhere in the world, of what appeared to be American prisoners and also of a morgue containing dead bodies claimed to be those of Americans.
From cancellations to booing the anthems, sports affected by war in Iraq - 3/23/03 6:57 PM
From boos and cheers raining on national anthems to disappointed marathoners whose race was canceled in Washington, the war in Iraq reverberated across sports this weekend.
Despite alert for Iraqi missiles, Tel Aviv life hums along - 3/23/03 6:49 PM
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- High atop a skyscraper, two police detectives peer through binoculars and nightvision scopes, ready to spot Iraqi Scuds. But the main worry so far for these spotters hasn't been missiles. It's been boredom.
U.S. troops withdraw from Turkish logistics base near Iraqi border - 3/23/03 6:39 PM
NUSAYBIN, Turkey (AP) -- U.S. forces withdrew from a logistics base near the Iraqi border Sunday after Washington abandoned plans to send ground troops into northern Iraq from Turkey.
Lugar says intelligence reports suggested Saddam injured in initial raid - 3/23/03 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Early intelligence reports suggested Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was injured in a missile attack last week and carried from the targeted building on a stretcher, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana said Sunday.
Hundreds search in Baghdad for what is believed to be downed pilot - 3/23/03 6:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of Iraqi police and security agents searched for a possibly downed coalition pilot Sunday, shooting into the reeds and shallow water alongside Baghdad's Tigris River. They set fire to brush in some spots, and small boats patrolled the river's edge
Iraqi envoy urges Arab ministers to listen to their people and demand end to war - 3/23/03 6:17 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri insisted Sunday that his country would not surrender easily and accused Arab countries assisting the U.S.-led coalition of "stabbing the Iraqi people in the back."
Strains in U.S.-German relationship reaches school exchanges - 3/23/03 6:16 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.S.-German clash over war in Iraq has filtered down to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where a high school has canceled precisely the kind of student exchange that is supposed to promote mutual understanding.
Pro-war demonstrators show support for troops day after massive anti-war rallies - 3/23/03 6:13 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after massive anti-war rallies attracted thousands across the nation -- including more than 100,000 people in a march down Broadway -- hundreds of people gathered in Times Square and other cities Sunday to show support for the war in Iraq.
U.S. military leaders caution that tougher days are ahead - 3/23/03 6:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military leaders said Sunday they expect fighting in Iraq to intensify as coalition forces advance toward Baghdad, facing increased resistance from Saddam Hussein's troops and their possible use of chemical or biological weapons.
USS Kitty Hawk ready to handle threats pointed its way - 3/23/03 6:09 PM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- A whistle blows an alert over the shipwide intercom: "Snoopy team, starboard bow!" Spotters with powerful binoculars rush to catch sight of whatever is approaching the aircraft carrier's safe zone: a plane? a ship? a tiny sailing dhow?
Muslim rage takes on stronger religious tone as U.S. strikes Iraq - 3/23/03 5:38 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- From mosques to the Internet, Muslims around the world are increasingly expressing anger at the U.S. attack on Iraq in radical religious terms
Fierce fighting at Nasiriyah as allied advance continues - 3/23/03 5:34 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The fiercest fighting yet in the battle for Iraq flared Sunday near this city on the Euphrates River. By ambush and faked surrender, Iraqi forces killed, wounded and captured Americans -- and some of them, alive and dead, were exhibited on Iraqi television.
USS Kitty Hawk ready to handle threats pointed its way - 3/23/03 5:32 PM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- A whistle blows an alert over the shipwide intercom: "Snoopy team, starboard bow!" Spotters with powerful binoculars rush to catch sight of whatever is approaching the aircraft carrier's safe zone: a plane? a ship? a tiny sailing dhow?
Allies run into setbacks on the road to Baghdad, U.S. soldiers killed, taken prisoner - 3/23/03 5:30 PM
Iraq used ambushes and even fake surrenders to kill and capture U.S. troops Sunday, inflicting the first significant casualties on the allied forces driving toward Baghdad. U.S. war leaders declared the invasion on target despite the bloody setbacks.
British, U.S. military officials say Patriot missile battery shot down British fighter jet - 3/23/03 5:24 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition forces suffered their first confirmed "friendly fire" deaths of the Iraq war Sunday, when a U.S. Patriot missile battery downed a British fighter jet near the Iraqi-Kuwait border, killing the two fliers on board.
Key developments concerning Iraq - 3/23/03 5:17 PM
-- Iraqi television aired footage of what it said were dead Americans and interviews with five U.S. prisoners answering questions. U.S. officials confirmed that 12 soldiers and perhaps one aircraft were missing in southern Iraq -- some possibly lured into a trap by Iraqi soldiers pretending to surrender.
Bush demands humane treatment for any U.S. prisoners of war in Iraq - 3/23/03 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush demanded Sunday that American troops held captive in Iraq be treated humanely, warning that Iraqis who do otherwise will be punished as war criminals.
Networks holding off on showing video of captured American soldiers in Iraq - 3/23/03 5:12 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. television networks were weighing Sunday whether to air video footage, shown elsewhere in the world, of what appeared to be American prisoners and also of a morgue containing dead bodies claimed to be those of Americans.
Britain says Patriot shot down fighter jet, 2 killed - 3/23/03 5:11 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A U.S. Patriot missile battery shot down a British fighter plane Sunday near the Iraqi border with Kuwait, killing the two fliers on board, the British military said.
Marine town reacts to losses from Camp Pendleton base - 3/23/03 5:10 PM
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Dealing with death is a way of life in any military town, but the residents in and around Camp Pendleton, which has already lost five Marines, are steeling their resolve just a few days into war with Iraq
Army: Soldier suspected of deadly grenade attack on 101st Airborne had 'attitude problem' - 3/23/03 5:04 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A U.S. soldier most likely acted out of resentment Sunday when he threw grenades into tents at a 101st Airborne Division command center, killing a fellow serviceman, an Army spokesman said
Iraqi television airs footage of captured American troops - 3/23/03 4:59 PM
Interviewing POWs to try to find chemical sites - 3/23/03 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military is moving quickly to interrogate more than 2,000 Iraqi POWs -- including two generals -- for information about the location of chemical and biological weapons.
Britain says Patriot shot down fighter jet, 2 killed - 3/23/03 4:35 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A U.S. Patriot missile battery shot down a British fighter plane Sunday near the Iraqi border with Kuwait, killing the two fliers on board, the British military said.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: identify them. - 3/23/03 4:25 PM
"They were returning from one of many successful and professionally conducted missions in Iraq, and I would like to pay tribute to their expertise and dedication," Commander Mike Oldham of Britain's Marham base said in a statement.
Prayers for U.S. troops replace church leaders' criticisms of war policy at Sunday worship - 3/23/03 4:20 PM
Though many national church leaders have lobbied ardently against war, prayers for America's leaders and soldiers -- and, in some cases, for the Iraqi people -- took precedence over criticism of the Bush administration Sunday as the country's Christians gathered for worship.
Britain say Patriot shot down fighter jet, 2 killed - 3/23/03 4:20 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A U.S. Patriot missile battery shot down a British Royal Air Force fighter aircraft Sunday near the Iraqi border with Kuwait. The two fliers on board were killed , the military said.
Allies run into setbacks on the road to Baghdad, U.S. soldiers killed, taken prisoner picks p 6th graf On the - 3/23/03 4:20 PM
Allied forces confronted a shaken but combative foe in their advance through southern Iraq on Sunday, suffering more combat deaths and the first U.S. prisoners of war. They declared the invasion on target but it was increasingly bloody for the coalition.
Hundreds search in Baghdad for what is believed to be downed pilot - 3/23/03 4:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of police and security agents searched for a possibly downed coalition pilot Sunday, shooting into the reeds and shallow water alongside Baghdad's Tigris River. They set fire to brush in some spots, and small boats patrolled the river's edge.
War hits hard in San Diego County, where 6 killed in conflict were stationed or lived - 3/23/03 4:08 PM
LA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- The war in Iraq has repeatedly hit home in the San Diego area, where six of the first Americans killed during the conflict were either stationed or had lived.
U.S. military leaders caution that tougher days are ahead - 3/23/03 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military leaders said Sunday they expect fighting in Iraq to intensify as coalition forces advance toward Baghdad, facing increased resistance from Saddam Hussein's troops and their possible use of chemical or biological weapons.
In war, America's seas, borders, airports become front line for security - 3/23/03 3:57 PM
TERMINAL ISLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sidearms in place, batons and pepper spray latched to their belts, the two sea marshals scrambled aboard a pilot boat under a sliver of moonlight. Still hours before sunrise, they sped off into black waters, headed for the day's first job on this stretch of the homeland fron
Strains in U.S.-German relationship reaches school exchanges - 3/23/03 3:55 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- First, President Bush snubbed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Now a Tennessee high school has called off an exchange with German students.
U.S. Marines defeat Iraqi forces near southern city; about 10 Marines killed, 12 soldiers missing - 3/23/03 3:37 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH (AP) -- U.S. Marines defeated Iraqi forces near the southern city of An Nasiriyah in the sharpest engagement of the war so far, U.S. Central Command said Sunday. But in a separate engagement, Iraqi forces ambushed an army supply convoy and 12 soldiers were missing.
Red Cross: Showing American prisoners on television violates international law - 3/23/03 3:36 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- Showing footage of captured U.S. troops on Iraqi television violated the Geneva Conventions, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.
Jordan expels five Iraqi diplomats, including commercial attache - 3/23/03 3:30 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan became the first Arab state to expel Iraqi diplomats, saying Sunday that five envoys had performed acts "incompatible" with diplomatic duties. Hours later, however, the government said two of the five could stay.
U.S. forces battle Iraqi armored column after rush to within 100 miles of Baghdad - 3/23/03 3:30 PM
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Tired after a two-day dash across the desert that put part of the 3rd Infantry Division within striking distance of Baghdad, American infantrymen were resting in a farm field Sunday when the radio crackled out orders to mount up.
Of shock, awe and regime change: A war of words as well as military might - 3/23/03 3:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The invasion of Iraq has its own lexicon, a shorthand way for the government to sell the war against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in palatable, familiar terms.
Allies run into setbacks on the road to Baghdad, U.S. soldiers killed, taken prisoner - 3/23/03 3:08 PM
Allied forces confronted a shaken but combative foe in their advance through southern Iraq on Sunday, suffering more combat deaths and the first U.S. prisoners of war in an ambush. They declared the invasion on target but it was increasingly bloody for the coalition.
Hundreds search in Baghdad for what is believed to be downed pilot - 3/23/03 3:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of police and security agents searched for a possibly downed coalition pilot Sunday, shooting into the reeds and shallow water alongside Baghdad's Tigris River. They set fire to brush in some spots, and small boats patrolled the river's edge.
U.S. forces reported building in northern Iraq - 3/23/03 3:05 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military's northern front against Iraq appears to be building, with American planes landing in the Kurdish north and more airstrikes pounding positions of a militant Islamic group with alleged al-Qaida and Baghdad ties
U.S. troops defeat Iraqi forces at southern city; about 10 troops killed, 12 missing - 3/23/03 2:58 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH (AP) -- U.S. troops defeated Iraqi forces at the southern city of An Nasiriyah in the sharpest engagement of the war so far, U.S. Central Command said Sunday. It said about 10 soldiers were killed and 12 were reported missing after Iraqis ambushed an army supply convoy.
War-Bush-Text - 3/23/03 2:30 PM
Text of President Bush's remarks Sunday on the war in Iraq. He spoke to reporters upon returning to the White House from Camp David. The transcription was provided by the White House:
WA--War-National Guard - 3/23/03 2:29 PM
With war overseas and fears of terrorism at home, the National Guard has more troops in action than at any time since the Korean War.
War hits hard in San Diego County, where 6 killed in conflict were stationed or lived - 3/23/03 2:28 PM
LA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- The war in Iraq has repeatedly hit home in the San Diego area, where six of the first eight Americans killed during the conflict were either stationed or had lived.
Grenade attack at 101st Airborne camp in Kuwait kills one, wounds 15; U.S. soldier detained - 3/23/03 2:27 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was detained Sunday on suspicion of throwing grenades into three tents at a 101st Airborne command center in Kuwait, killing one fellow serviceman and wounding 15, at least three of them seriously.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: Geneva Conventions. - 3/23/03 2:23 PM
Brig Gen. Vincent Brooks said the ambush came after allied forces met a unit outside of Nasiriyah that showed signs it was prepared to surrender. The forces came under fire while preparing to accept what appeared to be surrendering forces.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: thus far." - 3/23/03 2:15 PM
Abizaid, speaking at the Qatar headquarters of U.S. Central Command, said "a number" of U.S. troops were wounded in the engagement with Iraqi forces.
12 U.S. troops reported missing after confrontation in Iraqi city of Nasiriyah - 3/23/03 2:11 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Twelve U.S. troops were reported missing Sunday after an ambush in southern Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.
Allies run into setbacks on the road to Baghdad, U.S. soldiers taken prisoner - 3/23/03 2:09 PM
Allied forces confronted a shaken but combative foe in their advance through southern Iraq on Sunday, suffering the first U.S. prisoners of war. They declared the invasion on target but an increasingly tough slog.
U.S. forces reported building in northern Iraq - 3/23/03 2:04 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military's northern front against Iraq appears to be building, with American planes landing in the Kurdish north and more airstrikes pounding positions of a militant Islamic group with alleged al-Qaida and Baghdad ties.
War-National Guard - 3/23/03 1:57 PM
With war overseas and fears of terrorism at home, the National Guard has more troops in action than at any time since the Korean War.
U.S. forces surge to within 100 miles of Baghdad; footage shown allegedly of U.S. POWs - 3/23/03 1:49 PM
As U.S. forces surged to within 100 miles of Baghdad on Sunday, Arab satellite television showed what it said were American dead in an Iraqi morgue -- and others it said were U.S. troops taken prisoner.
Protesters: Police escalated situation by quickly clearing area - 3/23/03 1:42 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The organizers of an antiwar march said Sunday police escalated tensions by trying to clear a downtown park too quickly, while Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed a handful of unruly protesters for the injuries of 17 police officers.
War-Geneva Conventions-Box - 3/23/03 1:41 PM
Excepts from the Geneva Conventions regarding the treatment of prisoners of war. The first conventions were drawn up in 1864 to deal with treatment of wounded on the battlefield. Further conventions in 1949 set out standards for the treatment of the wounded and POWs, as well as protection of civilians
Bush demands humane treatment for any U.S. prisoners of war in Iraq - 3/23/03 1:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush demanded Sunday that any American troops held captive in Iraq be treated humanely. He said he was pleased with the progress of the war.
feel fine. - 3/23/03 1:25 PM
"We're slowly but surely achieving our objective," Bush said. "We're just in the beginning phases. We're executing a plan."
WASHINGTON: Iraqi prisoners. - 3/23/03 1:22 PM
Bush said he mourned for all those killed in the war and had "asked God's comfort" for those grieving.
WASHINGTON: Bush said. - 3/23/03 1:19 PM
Bush spoke to reporters shortly after the Arab satellite station aired footage from Iraqi television of interviews with what the station identified as captured American prisoners. Also shown were bodies in uniform in an Iraqi morgue that the station said were Americans.
Protesters: Police escalated situation by quickly clearing area - 3/23/03 1:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The organizers of an antiwar march said Sunday police escalated tensions by trying to clear a downtown park too quickly, while Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed a handful of unruly protesters for the injuries of 17 police officers.
British network says missing reporter believed dead from 'friendly fire' - 3/23/03 12:59 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A British television news reporter who disappeared in southern Iraq was believed to have been killed by "friendly fire," his employer said Sunday
U.S. forces surge to within 100 miles of Baghdad; footage shown allegedly of U.S. POWs - 3/23/03 12:52 PM
As U.S. forces surged to within 100 miles of Baghdad on Sunday, Arab satellite television showed what it said were American dead in an Iraqi morgue -- and others it said were U.S. troops taken prisoner.
Britain say Patriot shot down fighter jet - 3/23/03 12:25 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A U.S. Patriot missile battery shot down a British Royal Air Force fighter aircraft Sunday near the Iraqi border with Kuwait, British officials said.
Florida couple have 5 children in military, 4 in Middle East - 3/23/03 12:13 PM
BELLEVIEW, Fla. (AP) -- The fence in front of Mary and Ronald Harper's home is adorned with six blue stars -- one for each of their five children serving in the Army, and another for a son-in-law. The display forms a constellation symbolizing a family's sacrifice.
Grenade attack at 101st Airborne camp in Kuwait kills one, wounds 15; U.S. soldier detained - 3/23/03 11:57 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was detained Sunday on suspicion of throwing grenades into three tents at a 101st Airborne command center in Kuwait, killing one fellow serviceman and wounding 15, at least three of them seriously.
Rumsfeld says American soldiers are missing in Iraq - 3/23/03 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some American soldiers are missing in the fighting in Iraq and possibly being held as prisoners, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday.
Al-Jazeera airs footage allegedly of captured American troops in Iraq - 3/23/03 11:36 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera aired footage from Iraqi television Sunday of interviews with what the station identified as captured American prisoners, and also showed bodies in uniform in an Iraqi morgue that it said were Americans.
U.S. troops battle Iraqi armored force after head-long rush to within 100 miles of Baghdad - 3/23/03 11:21 AM
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The alert crackled over the radio at midmorning Sunday: An armored column of more than 30 Iraqi vehicles was coming, and a company of the 3rd Infantry Division was ordered forward to dig in behind irrigation levees.
Hundreds search in Baghdad for what is believed to be downed pilot - 3/23/03 10:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of police and security agents searched for a possibly downed coalition pilot Sunday, shooting into the reeds and shallow water alongside Baghdad's Tigris River. They set fire to brush in some spots, and small boats patrolled the river's edge.
DOHA, Qatar: soldier replied. - 3/23/03 10:53 AM
One of the prisoners was shown lying on his back on a bed, with apparent wounds to both arms and hands and marks on his forehead. He had a bandage on one hand and what appeared to be dried blood on his shirt, arms and face.

DOHA, Qatar: 507th Maintenance. - 3/23/03 10:46 AM
Al-Jazeera was broadcasting footage from Iraqi television.

Four bodies could be seen lying on the floor of the room.

At least five prisoners, speaking American-accented English, were interviewed. Two were bandaged.

One of the men, sitting up, was being interviewed by an unseen person holding a microphone labeled "Iraqi TV." The soldier spoke in English and at one point said: "I'm sorry. I don't understand you."

Rumsfeld says there are reports of missing plane and missing U.S. soldiers - 3/23/03 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some American soldiers are missing in the fighting in Iraq and possibly being held as prisoners, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday. He acknowledged a report of a missing allied aircraft but U.S. defense officials said there was no evidence of that.
Britain say Patriot shot down fighter jet - 3/23/03 9:57 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A Patriot missile battery shot down a British Royal Air Force fighter aircraft Sunday near the Iraqi border with Kuwait, British officials said.
Hundreds search in Baghdad for what is believed to be downed pilot - 3/23/03 9:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of police and security agents searched for a possibly downed coalition pilot Sunday, shooting into the reeds and shallow water alongside the city's Tigris River. They set fire to the brush in some spots, and small boats patrolled out in the river.
War hits hard in San Diego County, where 6 killed in conflict were stationed or lived - 3/23/03 9:56 AM
LA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- The war in Iraq has repeatedly hit home in the San Diego area, where six of the first eight Americans killed during the conflict were either stationed or had lived.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: another country. - 3/23/03 9:51 AM
Asked how the missile could have brought down the plane, Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told ABC's "This Week" that "procedures and electronic means to identify friendly aircraft and to identify adversary aircraft ... broke down somewhere."
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: he said. - 3/23/03 9:45 AM
The Tornado GR4, based in Marham, Britain, was returning from an operational mission early Sunday and was engaged by the missile battery, said a statement from the British press information center at U.S. Central Command.
Rumsfeld says there are reports of missing plane and missing U.S. soldiers - 3/23/03 9:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some American soldiers are missing in the fighting in Iraq and possibly being held as prisoners, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday. He acknowledged a report of a missing allied aircraft but U.S. defense officials said there was no evidence of that.
WASHINGTON: he's dead. - 3/23/03 9:37 AM
Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the report of the missing plane was unsubstantiated
Key developments concerning Iraq - 3/23/03 9:35 AM
-- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said some American soldiers were missing in Iraq and acknowledged a report that an allied aircraft was missing but could not provide any more information. Rumsfeld also said some journalists may have been captured by Iraqi troops.
WASHINGTON: captured journalists. - 3/23/03 9:28 AM
Rumsfeld characterized the progress of the five-day-old war as excellent, noting that "there are periodic instances when the resistance is quite stiff. ... The fact that there is a firefight, someone ought not to be surprised."
Rapid U.S. advances on the battlefront; to the rear, a suspected attack by a comrade - 3/23/03 9:27 AM
U.S. forces surged to within 100 miles of Baghdad on Sunday, but their battlefield success was tempered by news that some American soldiers may have been captured in Iraq while another was suspected in a deadly grenade attack on his comrades.
Jordan expels five Iraqi diplomats, including commercial attache - 3/23/03 9:23 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan became the first Arab state to expel Iraqi diplomats, saying Sunday that five envoys had performed acts
WASHINGTON: don't know." - 3/23/03 9:18 AM
Rumsfeld said there are some American troops who are missing in Iraq. He noted that under the Geneva Convention governing prisoners of war, "It's illegal to do things to POWs that are humiliating to those prisoners."
WASHINGTON: allied aircraft. - 3/23/03 9:14 AM
Rumsfeld said he could not provide any information about a missing aircraft. In Baghdad, security officers searched the banks of the Tigris River, apparently looking for one of more pilots who may have bailed out of a downed plane.
Royal Air Force aircraft may have been shot down by a U.S. Patriot missile, officials say - 3/23/03 8:41 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A U.S. Patriot missile may have shot down a British Royal Air Force plane that was reported missing near Kuwait on Sunday, U.S. and British officials said.
Iraqis claim coalition pilot downed, U.S. calls it a fabrication - 3/23/03 8:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi officials launched a massive search for a possible downed coalition pilot in Baghdad on Sunday, shooting into the reeds and shallow water along the Tigris River. The U.S. military said the report was a fabrication.
Baghdad: Iraq: of Iraq - 3/23/03 7:15 AM
Some police also set fire to the brush alongside the river and fired shots near the base of the al-Tahrir bridge. Small boats patrolled the river, searching the murky brown waters for the downed pilots.
Baghdad rocked by more explosions, Iraqi regime insists it is scoring victories - 3/23/03 7:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With clouds of thick smoke hanging over Baghdad and explosions booming in the distance, Iraqi officials said Sunday that 77 civilians had been killed and 503 wounded in coalition air strikes across the country.
Blast heard outside base of U.S. Central Command - 3/23/03 6:56 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- An explosion was heard at the Gulf headquarters of U.S. Central Command on Sunday, but it appeared to have occurred off the base in a civilian industrial area, officials said.
Al-Jazeera popular among Arabs, who can follow the war in Iraq in their own language - 3/23/03 6:36 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- During a press tour of a presidential palace targeted by coalition missiles, Iraq's information minister addressed journalists by calling out to "Al-Jazeera and the rest."
U.S. troops cross the Euphrates River, within 100 miles of Baghdad - 3/23/03 6:35 AM
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Driving night and day, more than 70 American tanks and 60 armored troop carriers raced 700 miles across rough desert terrain -- a bold flanking movement that placed U.S. forces less than a day's march from Baghdad on Sunday.
Search for Scuds, chemical and biological weapons comes up empty thus far - 3/23/03 6:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops hunting in Iraq for banned chemical and biological weapons and Scud missiles have so far come up empty, the Pentagon says
Iraq claims to hold American prisoners of war - 3/23/03 5:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's vice president claimed Sunday that Iraq had captured U.S. prisoners of war and would soon show them on television.
Iraq claims to hold prisoners of war - 3/23/03 5:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's vice president claimed Sunday that Iraq held prisoners of war and would soon show them on television.
Protesters arrested, officers injured in antiwar march - 3/23/03 4:12 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 100,000 protesters voiced their collective opposition to a war with Iraq by marching down Broadway under bright blue skies in one of several antiwar demonstrations held around the country.
Florida couple have 5 children in military, 4 in Middle East - 3/23/03 3:25 AM
BELLEVIEW, Fla. (AP) -- The fence in front of Mary and Ronald Harper's home is adorned with six blue stars -- five for each of their children serving in the Army, and one for a son-in-law. The display forms a constellation symbolizing a family's sacrifice
E-mail from Army Spec. Sean Harper to his mother - 3/23/03 3:25 AM
This is an e-mail, dated Feb. 7, from Army Spec. Sean Harper to his mother, Mary Harper of Belleview. Sean Harper is a crew chief on an MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter attached to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), based in Fort Stewart, Ga. That unit began deploying to Kuwait on Jan. 6.
Halfway to Baghdad, U.S., British forces edge closer to Iraq's toughest defenders - 3/23/03 3:15 AM
Advancing in a dusty dash toward Iraq's hard-core defenders, U.S. forces rolled to within 150 miles of Baghdad and British troops tightened their grip on the southern city of Basra. A grenade attack Sunday on a command tent in Kuwait killed one American soldier and wounded 13 others, and a fellow soldier w ...
War protests ripple across United States; others gather to back troops - 3/23/03 3:13 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- They marched down Broadway in New York, along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, in front of the White House and outside the federal courthouse in Chicago
British, U.S. officials: a Royal Air Force aircraft may have been shot down by a U.S. Patriot missile - 3/23/03 3:06 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH (AP) -- A Royal Air Force aircraft was reported missing Sunday and British and U.S. officials said it may have been shot down by a U.S. Patriot missile.
Getting Iraqi oil back on market a matter of months or years - 3/23/03 3:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Once the war in Iraq ends, it's likely to take months before the country's oil again flows into world markets, analysts say.
Search for Scuds, chemical and biological weapons comes up empty thus far - 3/23/03 2:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops hunting in Iraq for banned chemical and biological weapons and Scud missiles have so far come up empty, the Pentagon says.
Quickest way to Iraq isn't a straight line when Air Force navigates political map - 3/23/03 2:39 AM
OVER NORTHERN SAUDI ARABIA (AP) -- Maj. Craig Neill takes off in his U.S. Air Force KC-10 tanker to refuel fighter jets striking Iraq. After clearing the runway, he swings wide to assume his course -- in the opposite direction.
Al-Jazeera popular among Arabs, who can follow the war in Iraq in their own language - 3/23/03 2:07 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- During a press tour of a presidential palace targeted by coalition missiles, Iraq's information minister addressed journalists by calling out to "Al-Jazeera and the rest."
Royal Air Force aircraft missing after failing to return from mission - 3/23/03 1:31 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A Royal Air Force aircraft was missing Sunday after failing to return from a mission, British military officials said.
Key developments concerning Iraq - 3/23/03 1:19 AM
-- Coalition forces pounded Baghdad with impunity in the first daylight air raids of the war. American forces have progressed 150 miles into Iraq, halfway to Baghdad, and American ships and warplanes have launched 500 cruise missiles and several hundred precision weapons on Iraq over the past day, the Pent
U.S.-led forces cross Euphrates, face resistance moving more than halfway to Baghdad - 3/23/03 1:03 AM
HIGHWAY 80 IN SOUTHERN IRAQ (AP) -- Allied forces crossed the Euphrates River and were halfway to Baghdad on Saturday, their swift advance unimpeded by lingering resistance in the cities of Basra and Umm Qasr. The biggest hurdle: moving the massive military machine across the desert.
Grenade attack at 101st Airborne camp in Kuwait kills one, wounds 13; U.S. soldier detained - 3/23/03 12:50 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Grenades exploded at a 101st Airborne command center in Kuwait early Sunday, killing one and wounding 13 servicemen, and a U.S. soldier was detained as a suspect in the attack, the Army said.
Halfway to Baghdad, U.S., British forces edge closer to Iraq's toughest defenders - 3/23/03 12:37 AM
Advancing in a dusty dash toward Iraq's hard-core defenders, U.S. forces rolled to within 150 miles of Baghdad and British troops tightened their grip on the southern city of Basra. A grenade attack Sunday on a command tent in Kuwait killed one American soldier and wounded 13 others, and a fellow soldier w
KUWAIT CITY: military organization." - 3/23/03 12:27 AM
The suspect, who was found hiding in a bunker, is assigned to the 101st, military officials said. The motive in the attack "most likely was resentment," said Max Blumenfeld, a U.S. Army spokesman. He did not elaborate.
KUWAIT CITY: military said. - 3/23/03 12:24 AM
"I can confirm that one has died," said George Heath, civilian spokesman for Fort Campbell, Ky., the 101st Airborne Division's home base. He said he could not release the victim's name because family members had not been notified.

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