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Friday  March 28, 2003

Marines batter Nasiriyah with artillery, rockets to put down Iraqi resistance - 3/28/03 11:22 PM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- Artillery and rocket barrages set buildings on fire and raised a pall of thick, black smoke over Nasiriyah on Friday as Marines outside the Euphrates River city tried to stamp out Iraqi resistance on a key supply route to Baghdad.
Command: U.S. warplanes strike gathering of 200 Saddam paramilitaries in Basra - 3/28/03 11:20 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. warplanes firing laser-guided missiles destroyed a two-story building where some 200 Iraqi paramilitary fighters were believed to be meeting Friday in the besieged Iraqi city of Basra, the U.S. military said.
Fierce fighting on road to Baghdad - 3/28/03 11:16 PM
American-led forces dropped 1,000-pound bombs on Iraqi Republican Guard units ringing Baghdad on Friday and battled for control of the strategic city of Nasiriyah. President Bush warned of "further sacrifice" ahead in the face of unexpectedly fierce fighting.
Iraqi missile fired at Kuwait City; explosion rocks popular shopping mall - 3/28/03 10:51 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A missile fired by Iraq fell into the sea and exploded near Kuwait's most popular shopping mall early Saturday, blasting out windows, according to Kuwaiti and U.S. officials.
British soldier reported killed in "friendly fire" incident - 3/28/03 10:49 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A British soldier was believed killed after armored vehicles came under attack in a possible "friendly fire" incident in southern Iraq, defense officials said Saturday. Four other soldiers were injured.
Soldier suspected in attack on 101st Airborne Division departs detention facility in Germany - 3/28/03 10:13 PM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A U.S. soldier suspected of a deadly grenade attack on his own comrades in the 101st Airborne Division in Kuwait has left the Army's detention facility in Germany, military officials said Friday.
Private group files complaints against Chirac - 3/28/03 10:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A conservative group filed complaints Friday against French President Jacques Chirac, demanding that international police investigate his alleged role in unlawful proliferation of nuclear technology and arms trafficking.
First of wounded troops arrive back in United States for treatment - 3/28/03 10:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At least four American service members wounded in Iraq arrived here Friday -- the first to return from the battlefield to the United States.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/28/03 9:43 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 28 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead.
Command: U.S. warplanes strike gathering of 200 Saddam paramilitaries in Basra - 3/28/03 9:42 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. warplanes destroyed a two-story building in the besieged Iraqi city of Basra where some 200 Iraqi paramilitary fighters were believed to be meeting Friday, the U.S. military said.
Iraq says dozens dead, scores injured in Baghdad market - 3/28/03 9:38 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's information minister said at least 58 people were killed Friday in a crowded market in northwest Baghdad by what local officials called a coalition bombing.
Rallies in San Francisco show varying views of war - 3/28/03 9:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- At the site of some of the most heated U.S. protests against the war with Iraq, demonstrators supporting the war rallied Friday while also expressing support for others to state their views.
Commanders say troop numbers sufficient as Rumsfeld doctrine faces test - 3/28/03 9:20 PM
When the United States kicked Iraqi forces out of Kuwait in 1991, the motto was "overwhelming force." The Pentagon flooded the region with 500,000 troops, even more than commander Norman Schwarzkopf requested.
Coalition controls much of Iraq's land, most of its skies, Pentagon says - 3/28/03 8:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces control more than a third of Iraq's territory and 95 percent of its skies, the Pentagon's top general said Friday.
Air Force jets destroy Basra building where Iraqi paramilitary forces were meeting - 3/28/03 8:57 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- A pair of F-15E Strike Eagles destroyed a two-story building in Basra where some 200 Iraqi regime paramilitary members were believed to be meeting Friday night, the U.S. Central Command said.
Iraqi missile fired at Kuwait City; explosion rocks popular shopping mall - 3/28/03 8:46 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A missile apparently fired by Iraq fell into the sea and exploded near Kuwait's most popular shopping mall early Saturday, blasting out windows but causing no injuries, according to Kuwaiti and U.S. officials.
New York-based Marine reserves head for war, with memories of Sept. 11 still fresh - 3/28/03 8:42 PM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- For a handful of reservists heading to the Middle East, the prospect of fighting in the war on terrorism has an added significance.
Silkworm, anti-ship missile, suspected in Kuwaiti blast - 3/28/03 8:30 PM
The "Silkworm" -- believed to be the missile that exploded near a major shopping mall in Kuwait City early Saturday -- is a Chinese-made version of the Soviet Styx, a crude but sometimes effective anti-ship missile.
Security Council votes unanimously to resume massive U.N. humanitarian program for Iraq - 3/28/03 8:30 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to resume a massive U.N. humanitarian program for Iraq once the U.S.-led war subsides. It gave Secretary-General Kofi Annan authority to speed billions of dollars of food and medicine to the Iraqi people.
Fierce fighting on road to Baghdad - 3/28/03 8:29 PM
American-led forces dropped 1,000-pound bombs on Iraqi Republican Guard units ringing Baghdad on Friday and battled for control of the strategic city of Nasiriyah. President Bush warned of "further sacrifice" ahead in the face of unexpectedly fierce fighting.
Two Apache helicopters crash in first attack mission by 101st Airborne choppers - 3/28/03 8:26 PM
SOMEWHERE IN IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- Apache helicopter gunships raided Republican Guard units south of Baghdad late Friday in the first major attack by the 101st Airborne Division during the war. Two of the Apaches crashed but all crew members escaped injury, officials said.
British soldier reported killed in "friendly fire" incident - 3/28/03 8:23 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain said it is investigating a report that a British soldier was killed Friday when a U.S. warplane hit British vehicles in a "friendly fire" incident in Iraq.
Battle rages for remaining 60 percent of Iraq under Saddam's control - 3/28/03 8:21 PM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- Artillery and rocket fire set buildings on fire and raised a pall of thick, black smoke over Nasiriyah on Friday as Marines outside the Euphrates River city tried to stamp out Iraqi resistance on a key supply route to Baghdad.
Rallies in San Francisco show varying views of war - 3/28/03 8:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- At the site of some of the most heated U.S. protests against the war with Iraq, demonstrators supporting the war rallied Friday while also expressing support for others to state their views.
Coalition controls much of Iraq's land, most of its skies, Pentagon says - 3/28/03 8:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces control more than a third of Iraq's territory and 95 percent of its skies, the Pentagon's top general said Friday.
Missile fired at Kuwait City; explosion rocks popular shopping mall - 3/28/03 8:07 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A missile, apparently a Silkworm fired from southern Iraq, fell into the sea and exploded near a major shopping mall in Kuwait City early Saturday but causing no injuries and little damage, U.S. and Kuwaiti officials said.
Tons of food and water get to Iraq, but Basra residents out of reach - 3/28/03 8:05 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Tons of desperately needed food and water reached this port city escorted by attack helicopters and a minesweeping ship, but the people it could benefit most -- 1.3 million residents of nearby Basra -- remained under siege Friday and under fire from Iraqi fighters.
An army brigade dashed full speed across Iraq, but now it appears it may have moved too fast - 3/28/03 8:02 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Every day, they're told they'll be moving soon, but every day has brought more of the same -- waiting.
Fierce fighting on road to Baghdad - 3/28/03 8:02 PM
American-led forces dropped 1,000-pound bombs on Iraqi Republican Guard units ringing Baghdad on Friday and battled for control of the strategic city of Nasiriyah. President Bush warned of "further sacrifice" ahead in the face of unexpectedly fierce fighting.
Sister of captured soldier from New Jersey dies of rare neurological disorder - 3/28/03 8:02 PM
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) -- The sister of an Army sergeant captured by Iraqi forces died Friday of a rare neurological disorder.
Questioned about how the war's going Bush administration lashes out at press - 3/28/03 7:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Annoyed by questions about how the war in Iraq is going, Bush administration officials are criticizing press coverage.
Canadian prime minister cancels trip to Washington after U.S. ambassador's criticism - 3/28/03 7:12 PM
OTTAWA (AP) -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien has canceled a private trip to Washington to receive an award, days after the U.S. ambassador criticized his government for failing to join the war against Iraq.
FDA approves lotion to help soldiers in chemical attack - 3/28/03 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has approved a special skin lotion for U.S. soldiers to apply immediately after a chemical attack to neutralize otherwise potentially deadly weapons.
AOL Time Warner indicates possible $400 million restatement ahead - 3/28/03 7:02 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- AOL Time Warner Inc. indicated Friday that it might have to restate its financial results by as much as another $400 million because of the government investigation into accounting improprieties at its America Online division.
Sister of captured soldier from New Jersey dies of rare neurological disorder - 3/28/03 7:02 PM
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A family whose son is being held as a prisoner of war in Iraq suffered another tragedy Friday when their daughter died of a rare neurological disorder.
EU seeks containment of Iraq refugees - 3/28/03 6:57 PM
VERIA, Greece (AP) -- The European Union on Friday pledged to help Iraq's neighbors contain an expected influx of war refugees by building "hospitality centers" to house them.
British soldier reported killed in "friendly fire" incident - 3/28/03 6:42 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain said it is investigating a report that a British soldier was killed Friday when a U.S. warplane hit British vehicles in a "friendly fire" incident in Iraq.
Saddam's survival could depend on how long the fighting lasts - 3/28/03 6:38 PM
Militias fighting in Iraqi towns, guerrillas attacking U.S. military convoys, the Republican Guard moving south to greet approaching coalition forces.
Security Council votes unanimously to resume massive U.N. humanitarian program for Iraq - 3/28/03 6:36 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to resume a massive U.N. humanitarian program for Iraq once the U.S.-led war subsides. It gave Secretary-General Kofi Annan authority to speed food and medicine to the Iraqi people.
KUWAIT CITY: Sharq mall. - 3/28/03 6:36 PM
Parts of the ceiling and walls littered the ground in a covered entry way after the explosion.
Battle rages for remaining 60 percent of Iraq under Saddam's control - 3/28/03 6:13 PM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- As pieces of the strategic puzzle came together Friday to the north, south and west of Baghdad, U.S. forces almost 200 miles away -- in Nasiriyah -- got a sample of the kind of firefight that may await them at the capital city.
Weather forecast for Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey - 3/28/03 6:10 PM
Saturday's forecast for Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey: Baghdad -- High: 68. Mostly sunny and breezy. Low: 46. Basra -- High: 76. Mostly sunny. Low: 53. Kirkuk -- High: 61. Sunny and cool. Low: 38. Mosul -- High: 59. Sunny and cool. Low: 33. Najaf -- High: 71. Mostly sunny and pleasant. Low: 43.
Explosion rocks Kuwait City shopping mall early Saturday; no immediate reports of casualties - 3/28/03 6:04 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A large explosion rocked a major shopping mall in the Kuwaiti capital early Saturday, according to a security official.
Britain, best U.S. ally in war with Iraq, has own postwar agenda - 3/28/03 5:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Britain stand shoulder to shoulder in fighting the war, but President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair have distinctly different views of how to deal with Iraq once the shooting stops.
Battlefield discoveries suggest chemical weapons being considered - 3/28/03 5:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battlefield intelligence increasingly points to the possibility the Iraqis might use chemical weapons, officials say, although American and British troops apparently have not found any of Saddam's alleged deadly agents in their search.
Bush warns of "further sacrifice" in fight for Baghdad - 3/28/03 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, bracing the nation for more casualties, said Friday that fierce Iraqi resistance "will demand further courage and further sacrifice" from U.S. troops as they advance on Baghdad.
Iraq says dozens dead, scores injured in Baghdad market - 3/28/03 5:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's information minister said at least 58 people were killed Friday in a crowded market in northwest Baghdad by what local officials called a coalition bombing.
Polls suggest public thinks U.S. underestimated Iraqis, expects a long war - 3/28/03 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half the Americans think the United States underestimated how much resistance the Iraqi army would put up against a U.S. invasion, and even more expect this country to face a significant number of casualties in a war that could last months, new polls say.
Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs report sporadic hate crimes as war continues - 3/28/03 5:38 PM
Muslim, Arab and Sikh groups say reports of backlash crimes are trickling in, and they fear an increase if the war in Iraq drags on.
Mysterious scribe captivates cyberspace with Baghdad blog - 3/28/03 5:38 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Every day, tens of thousands of people turn to the Web seeking updates from a mysterious scribe whose detailed accounts of life in besieged Baghdad have made him a cyberspace celebrity.
U.S. government provides $8 million grant for humanitarian aid in Iraq - 3/28/03 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is giving an $8 million grant to the United Nations Children's Fund to pay for water, health care, and sanitation systems in Iraq.
Some of the Marines missing in action in Iraq - 3/28/03 5:31 PM
Some of the U.S. Marines reported missing by the Defense Department. The Pentagon said the soldiers haven't been seen since a battle Sunday near the southern Iraq town of Nasiriyah; seven are stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. and one at nearby Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
A ground war like the U.S. hasn't seen in decades - 3/28/03 5:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing an Iraqi foe fighting harder than expected, the U.S. military has been forced to adapt its plans and direct thousands more troops to protect vulnerable supply lines and wipe out guerrilla fighters. The fight to topple Saddam Hussein is shaping up as America's most intense ground w
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 3/28/03 5:29 PM
THE OIL FIELDS: Three fires were still burning Friday at damaged well heads in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field, firefighters said. An American team from Boots & Coots International Well Control planned to attack one of the blazes after positioning water tanks nearby, said the company's president, Brian Krau
Newspaper reports Russian agents meeting with Iraqis, possibly seeking control of archives - 3/28/03 5:29 PM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian intelligence agents are holding daily meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad, and may be interested in gaining control of Iraqi secret service archives if Saddam Hussein's regime falls, the newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported Friday.
Syria denies Washington's claim that it is supplying military equipment to Iraq - 3/28/03 5:25 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria rejected Washington's claims Friday that it was sending military equipment to Baghdad, calling the accusation an American attempt to cover up U.S. crimes against Iraqi civilians.
Congressman wants to end French company's contract to feed the Marines - 3/28/03 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The French have turned down any role in the U.S.-led war against Iraq, but in Marine Corps mess halls across the United States, they're still in charge of the menu
101st Airborne Division sets up camp in central Iraq - 3/28/03 5:20 PM
SOMEWHERE IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- In a remote part of central Iraq so barren that even camels are rare, a base camp with thousands of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division has emerged in just a matter of days.
Kirkuk's oil fields loom again as a prize, 80 years after Westerners jostled to claim them - 3/28/03 5:17 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. and British forces moved quickly to secure Iraq's southern oil fields, home to much of the country's petroleum wealth. But the heartland of Iraq's oil industry lies much farther north, near the city of Kirkuk, where an earlier generation of Westerners scrambled for oil-drilling rig
Columbia teacher calls for `a million Mogadishus;' referring to 1993 ambush of U.S. servicemen - 3/28/03 5:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Columbia University professor told an anti-war gathering that he would like to see "a million Mogadishus" -- referring to the 1993 ambush in Somalia that killed 18 American servicemen.
List of missing Marines grows; anxious family members wait for word - 3/28/03 5:12 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Pfc. Tamario Burkett is a poet, an artist and a doting big brother who worried before he left for Iraq whether God would forgive him if he had to kill someone in combat.
Coalition casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/28/03 5:08 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 28 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead (only 10 names have been released).
Iraq's Shiite majority, contrary to expectations, remain calm - 3/28/03 5:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of shoppers were out on the streets of Saddam City on Friday; traffic on the streets was bumper to bumper. Life seemed normal in this down at the heels neighborhood of Baghdad, home to 1.5 million Shiite Muslims. For now, at least, there's no sign of a Shiite revolt against
Demonstrators rally in support of American troops - 3/28/03 5:03 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Julie Infante opposes war with Iraq, but on Friday, the Ecuadorian-born mother of a U.S. Marine joined protesters rallying in support of Americans in battle.
Bush's wartime leadership echoes the best, worst of his predecessors - 3/28/03 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After ordering U.S. military commanders to target Saddam Hussein in the first air strikes of the war, President Bush has given them authority to attack the Iraqi leader again without his prior approval
In San Diego's shadow, residents of Tijuana, Mexico, worry about war's fallout - 3/28/03 4:43 PM
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Worries about the war in Iraq are spilling across the U.S. border, with fewer Mexicans crossing into San Diego to shop and visit, and many wondering about the dangers of living in the shadow of a key U.S. military installation.
Rumsfeld says movement of military material from Syria to Iraq is `hostile act' - 3/28/03 4:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld accused Syria and Iran of meddling in the Iraq war and warned Friday that both Iraqi neighbors would be held accountable if it continued.
French government insists it wants U.S. to win war - 3/28/03 4:33 PM
PARIS (AP) -- France's government angrily insisted on Friday that it hopes U.S.-led forces win the war in Iraq, signaling fear in Paris that its image as an untrustworthy friend could seriously damage long-term relations with Washington.
More explosions hit Baghdad; Arab TV says dozens killed - 3/28/03 4:32 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Explosions shook Baghdad on Friday, and Arab television stations reported more than 50 people were killed when a missile struck a market
'Invisible soldier' _ disappearance shocks far-flung Arizona reservation community - 3/28/03 4:30 PM
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- In this wind-swept town on the sprawling Navajo reservation, an American flag flutters near a trailer home and a swing set moves in the breeze. A stream of solemn visitors silently pass by yellow balloons and signs offering support.
`God Bless America' to be sung at baseball home openers - 3/28/03 4:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major league baseball teams will pay tribute to the U.S. armed forces and the nation by having "God Bless America" sung during the seventh-inning stretch of all home openers.
Tons of food and water get to Iraq, but Basra residents out of reach - 3/28/03 4:20 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Tons of desperately needed food and water reached this port city escorted by attack helicopters and a minesweeping ship, but the people it could benefit most -- 1.3 million residents of nearby Basra -- remained under siege Friday and under fire from Iraqi fighters.
New Air Force cruise missile passes final test - 3/28/03 4:18 PM
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- A new, low-cost cruise missile flew through a window and destroyed a two-story test house in its final test flight this week, clearing the way for possible use in Iraq, an Air Force official said Friday.
Kurdish factions urge Iraqis to revolt; new northern front grows in number - 3/28/03 4:05 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The main Kurdish factions in northern Iraq -- whose members usually disagree on almost everything -- issued a joint statement Friday with other regime opponents, urging everyday people across Iraq to defy Saddam Hussein.
FBI seeking to expand presence overseas to combat terrorism - 3/28/03 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI plans to open offices in Kabul, Jakarta and eight other foreign capitals as part of a decade-long overseas expansion that officials say is crucial to meet the global threat of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.
Amid continued anti-war sentiment, coalition members redefine their roles - 3/28/03 4:03 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Some of America's allies in the war with Iraq are cautiously redefining their roles to appease opponents at home whose anger shows no sign of diminishing.
Rumsfeld warns Syria against sending military equipment to Iraq - 3/28/03 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld warned Syria on Friday to stop sending military equipment to Iraqi forces, a charge that Mideast nation called "absolutely unfounded."
Outspoken Army general upsets White House with public comments - 3/28/03 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- His war plan may not have panned out in Iraq quite as neatly as Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace had hoped.
Fierce fighting on road to Baghdad - 3/28/03 3:52 PM
American forces backed by Cobra helicopter gunships fought for control of a strategic city on the road to Baghdad on Friday, and four Marines were reported missing. British officials accused Iraq of firing on civilians fleeing Basra
Sister of captured soldier from New Jersey dies of rare neurological disorder - 3/28/03 3:37 PM
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) -- The sister of captured U.S. Army Sgt. James Riley has died, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.
Schools across country cancel trips amid war worries - 3/28/03 3:31 PM
Superintendent Wayne Scarlett doesn't see much sense in letting his students fly to Europe when Americans traveling abroad are being advised to keep a low profile.
Iraqi terror-attack plans thwarted in two countries, U.S. says - 3/28/03 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said on Friday it had information that Iraqi intelligence officers planned terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in two foreign countries.
Hopes over of a quick war, Marines settle in to longer campaign, more fighting - 3/28/03 3:30 PM
SOUTH-CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) -- Convoys bearing tens of thousands of Marines bound for Baghdad are taking days to crawl a few miles of central Iraq's "Ambush Alley" -- so dubbed for the rocket-propelled grenade and mortar attacks along the way.
WASHINGTON: of embassies. - 3/28/03 3:27 PM
Last month, Philippine officials expelled an Iraqi consul, Husham Husain, over suspicion of links with Filipino Muslim extremists.
WASHINGTON: facilities overseas." - 3/28/03 3:24 PM
Last week, the State Department announced the three Iraqi diplomats remaining in Washington had been ordered to leave. The government called on countries with diplomatic ties to Iraq to expel Iraq's senior envoys as well.
Bush says Iraqi war criminals will be "hunted relentlessly" - 3/28/03 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, accusing Saddam Hussein's regime of committing scores of atrocities against the Iraqi people and prisoners of war, said those responsible will be "hunted relentless and judged severely."
WASHINGTON: Boucher said. - 3/28/03 3:11 PM
The United States has asked a number of countries to expel suspected Iraqi intelligence officers based on "the significant threat posed by their presence," Boucher said.
Amid casualties and anti-war sentiment, coalition members redefine their roles - 3/28/03 3:10 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- As coalition casualties mount, America's allies in the war with Iraq are cautiously redefining their roles to appease angry opponents at home.
Security Council approves resolution on humanitarian aid to Iraq - 3/28/03 3:08 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday to restart a humanitarian food program for Iraq once the U.S.-led war winds down.
Paterson Muslims urged to avoid anti-war rally - 3/28/03 3:02 PM
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- An anti-war protest is scheduled for Saturday in a predominantly Arab neighborhood, but businessmen in the community are urging residents not to participate, fearing it will hurt business and damage the community's reputation.
Rumsfeld warns Syria against sending military equipment to Iraq - 3/28/03 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a stern warning to Syria on Friday to stop sending military equipment to Iraqi forces, saying such shipments have included night-vision goggles.
'Invisible soldier' _ disappearance shocks far-flung Arizona reservation community - 3/28/03 2:56 PM
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- In this wind-swept town on the sprawling Navajo reservation, an American flag flutters near a trailer home and a swing set moves in the breeze. A stream of solemn visitors silently pass by yellow balloons and signs offering support.
Arab TV stations report more than 50 dead in Baghdad attack - 3/28/03 2:55 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Arabic language television stations reported a U.S. missile struck a market Friday in western Baghdad, killing more than 50 people.
Kenya identifies two truck drivers captured in Iraq - 3/28/03 2:53 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Foreign Ministry on Friday identified the two Kenyan truck drivers who were captured by Iraqi forces while bringing humanitarian aid to Iraq and said efforts were being made to secure their release.
British man changes his name to protest U.S.-led war - 3/28/03 2:47 PM
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) -- A British man named Eric Bush has taken a dramatic step to protest the U.S.-led war in Iraq -- he's changed his name.
Some of the bombs being dropped over Iraq pack a psychological punch - 3/28/03 2:44 PM
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) -- Instead of explosives, one kind of "cluster bomb" being dropped over Iraq contains a powerful message -- give up or die.
U.S. missile falls in southeastern Turkey - 3/28/03 2:27 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States stopped firing missiles at Iraq through Turkish airspace Friday after a missile in flight fell in southeastern Turkey, a Turkish official said. No one was injured.
FBI seeking to expand presence overseas to combat terrorism - 3/28/03 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI plans to open offices in Kabul, Jakarta and eight other foreign capitals as part of a decade-long overseas expansion that officials say is crucial to meet the global threat of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.
Soldier suspected in attack on 101st Airborne Division departs detention facility in Germany - 3/28/03 2:24 PM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- A U.S. soldier suspected of a deadly grenade attack on his own comrades in the 101st Airborne Division in Kuwait has left the Army's detention facility in Germany, military officials said Friday.
FDA approves lotion to help soldiers in chemical attack - 3/28/03 2:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has approved a special skin lotion for U.S. soldiers to apply immediately after a chemical attack to neutralize otherwise potentially deadly chemical weapons.
Nine more U.S. wounded evacuated to German hospital; 33 under treatment - 3/28/03 2:21 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Nine more U.S. soldiers with battlefield injuries have been evacuated to a military hospital in Germany, an Army spokeswoman said Friday, bringing the number of war wounded here to 33
French government insists it wants U.S. to win war - 3/28/03 2:14 PM
PARIS (AP) -- France's government angrily insisted on Friday that it hopes U.S.-led forces win the war in Iraq, signaling fear in Paris that its image as an untrustworthy friend could seriously damage long-term relations with Washington.
Fierce fighting on road to Baghdad - 3/28/03 2:12 PM
American ground forces backed by Cobra helicopter gunships fought for control of a strategic city on the road to Baghdad on Friday and four Marines were reported missing. British officials accused Iraqis of firing on civilians fleeing Basra.
Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad; Four U.S. Marines missing - 3/28/03 2:07 PM
The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far -- two 4,700-pound "bunker busters" -- struck a communications tower Friday in an intense U.S. bombardment. Four U.S. Marines were missing after fierce fighting in Nasiriyah.
Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs report sporadic hate crimes as war continues - 3/28/03 2:05 PM
Muslim, Arab and Sikh groups say reports of backlash crimes are trickling in, and they fear an increase if the war in Iraq drags on.
Rumsfeld warns Syria against sending military equipment to Iraq - 3/28/03 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a stern warning to Syria on Friday to stop sending military equipment to Iraqi forces, saying such shipments have included night-vision goggles.
WASHN: he said. - 3/28/03 1:42 PM
"These deliveries pose a direct threat to the lives of coalition forces," the defense secretary said.
WASHN: Pentagon briefing. - 3/28/03 1:38 PM
"There's no question but that to the extent that military supplies or equipment or people are moving across the borders between Iraq and Syria, it vastly complicates our situation," Rumsfeld said.
Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad; Iraqi fighters said to fire on civilians in Basra - 3/28/03 1:34 PM
The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far -- two 4,700-pound "bunker busters" -- struck a communications tower Friday in an intense U.S. bombardment. Four U.S. Marines were missing after fierce fighting in Nasiriyah.
U.S. troops in position to strike Baghdad from several directions - 3/28/03 1:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a stern warning to Syria on Friday to stop sending military equipment to Iraqi forces, saying such shipments have included night-vision goggles.
Coalition casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/28/03 1:30 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 28 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead (only 10 names have been released).
Four Marines reported missing in Iraq - 3/28/03 1:29 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Four U.S. Marines are missing after fierce combat in Nasiriyah, U.S. Central Command said Friday.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH: Command said. - 3/28/03 1:17 PM
American forces are "aggressively seeking to determine the status of these (missing) individuals," a Central Command statement said. The statement did not say when the Marines disappeared. No names were made public.
Security Council approves resolution on humanitarian aid to Iraq - 3/28/03 1:16 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday to restart a U.N. humanitarian food program for Iraq once the U.S.-led war winds down.
UNITED NATIONS: he said. - 3/28/03 1:07 PM
France's U.N. Ambassador, Jean-Marc de La Sabliere, said that "on the basis of this humanitarian text, the Security Council has recovered its unity, and that is an important result as well."
UNITED NATIONS: adopted unanimously. - 3/28/03 1:00 PM
"This is a signal to the people that they are not forgotten," Pleuger said.
UNITED NATIONS: winds down. - 3/28/03 12:51 PM
The resolution gives Secretary-General Kofi Annan control for the next 45 days over the humanitarian side of the U.N. program that uses Iraq's oil revenues for medical supplies and food.
Bush's $74.7 billion bill for war getting flak on Capitol Hill - 3/28/03 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers have pledged to rush to passage President Bush's $74.7 billion proposal for paying for the war with Iraq -- but they want some changes.
Prosecutor fired for allegedly pointing out undercover officers at anti-war protest - 3/28/03 12:46 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The district attorney fired a prosecutor accused of deliberately blowing the cover of two plainclothes officers at an anti-war rally.
Coalition casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/28/03 12:24 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 28 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead (only 10 names have been released).
U.S. troops in position to strike Baghdad from several directions - 3/28/03 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's battle plan for Baghdad is taking shape, with U.S. forces now in position to strike the Iraqi capital from nearly all sides -- or to mount a siege and wait for Saddam Hussein's regime to fall to internal opposition.
Kurds prepare camps to handle 500,000 people fleeing to protected autonomous region - 3/28/03 11:46 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Kurds are preparing camps to hold as many as 500,000 people fleeing Saddam Hussein's territory, but face severe shortages of tents and other equipment, officials said Friday.
Baghdad is rocked by the most powerful bombardment in days - 3/28/03 11:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Thunderous explosions rocked Baghdad on Friday and a towering column of churning orange smoke rose over the skyline after a break in the weather opened the way for the mightiest bombardment of the Iraqi capital in days.
Civilians under fire by Iraqi paramilitary forces in Basra, British troops attempt rescue - 3/28/03 11:38 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Iraqi paramilitary forces in Basra fired mortars and machine guns Friday on about 1,000 Iraqi civilians trying to leave the besieged city, forcing them to retreat, British military officials and witnesses said.
Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad; Iraqi fighters said to fire on civilians in Basra - 3/28/03 11:29 AM
The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far -- two 4,700-pound "bunker busters" -- struck a communications tower Friday in an intense U.S. bombardment. In the south, British officers said Iraqi fighters defending the besieged city of Basra fired on hundreds of civilians trying to flee.
Outspoken Army general upsets White House with public comments - 3/28/03 11:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the rough-spoken commander of the ground war in Iraq, humbled by the responsibility for hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers, the hardest part of Operation Iraqi Freedom has been waiting for a massive battle in Baghdad
Western leaders burned in effigy as war protesters seethe - 3/28/03 11:02 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Anger against the invasion of Iraq erupted in protests across the Middle East after Islamic prayers on Friday, with crowds provoking the police to fire shots in the air in Iran and tear gas in Jordan.
British ship with relief supplies docks at Iraqi port of Umm Qasr under heavy security - 3/28/03 10:56 AM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Flanked by patrol boats and assault helicopters, the British supply ship Sir Galahad docked at the hard-won port of Umm Qasr on Friday, loaded with the first military shipment of relief aid for Iraqi citizens.
57-year-old comes out of retirement to serve country - 3/28/03 10:53 AM
HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) -- When the call came to serve his country in the Iraqi conflict, Edmund Johnson didn't hesitate.
Russian president calls war against Iraq the most serious crisis since end of Cold War - 3/28/03 10:05 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the U.S.-led war against Iraq the most serious crisis since the end of the Cold War and warned that it threatened global stability.
Turkish official: Suspected missile falls in southeastern Turkey - 3/28/03 10:05 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Four pieces of what was believed to be a missile fell in southeastern Turkey Friday, a Turkish official said. No one was injured.
Kenya identifies two truck drivers captured in Iraq - 3/28/03 10:00 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Foreign Ministry on Friday identified the two Kenyan truck drivers who were captured by Iraqi forces while bringing humanitarian aid to Iraq and said efforts were being made to secure their release.
UNICEF: at least 570,000 Iraqi children could need help to recover from war trauma - 3/28/03 9:23 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- More than half a million traumatized Iraqi children could need psychological counseling by the time the war ends, the U.N. Children's Fund representative in Iraq said Friday.
Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad; Iraqi fighters said to fire on civilians in Basra - 3/28/03 9:01 AM
The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far -- two 4,700-pound "bunker busters" -- struck a communications tower Friday in an intense U.S. bombardment. In the south, British officers said Iraqi fighters defending the besieged city of Basra fired on hundreds of civilians trying to flee.
Iraqis say dozens of civilians die in coalition attacks - 3/28/03 9:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq claimed Friday that coalition forces attacked civilian areas throughout Iraq and had killed 75 and injured 290, while Iraqi forces killed four U.S. soldiers near the southern city of Najaf.
Austrian hang-glides into St. Peter's in anti-war protest - 3/28/03 8:39 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A 26-year-old Austrian hang-glided into St. Peter's Square on Friday and tried to put up an anti-war banner before police carried him away, police said.
Iraqis say dozens of civilians die in coalition attacks - 3/28/03 9:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq claimed Friday that coalition forces attacked civilian areas throughout Iraq and had killed 75 and injured 290, while Iraqi forces killed four U.S. soldiers near the southern city of Najaf.
Russian president calls war against Iraq the most serious crisis since end of Cold War - 3/28/03 8:37 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the U.S.-led war against Iraq the most serious crisis since the end of the Cold War and warned it threatened global stability.
Fighting rages in Nasiriyah as Marines try to secure the rear of the U.S. advance - 3/28/03 8:36 AM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- One group of Marines traded fire with Iraqi forces Friday amid the burning buildings of An Nasiriyah, while others pushed north of the strategic city in a grinding bumper-to-bumper movement of weapons and supplies.
Central Command says military planners did not underestimate Iraqi paramilitary fighters - 3/28/03 8:29 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. Central Command said Friday that American military planners had not underestimated Iraqi troop strength and fighting ability in preparing the invasion of Iraq, challenging the assessment of a U.S. general in the field.
Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad; Iraqi fighters said to fire on civilians in Basra - 3/28/03 8:23 AM
The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far -- two 4,700-pound "bunker busters" -- struck a communications tower Friday in an intense U.S. bombardment. In the south, British officers said Iraqi fighters defending the besieged city of Basra fired on hundreds of civilians trying to flee.
Loaded with relief supplies, British ship docks at Iraqi port of Umm Qasr under heavy security - 3/28/03 8:19 AM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Flanked by patrol boats and assault helicopters, the British supply ship Sir Galahad docked at the hard-won port of Umm Qasr on Friday, loaded with the first military shipment of relief aid for Iraqi citizens.
U.S. troops in position to strike Baghdad from several directions - 3/28/03 8:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's battle plan for Baghdad is taking shape, with U.S. forces now in position to strike the Iraqi capital from nearly all sides -- or to mount a siege and wait for Saddam Hussein's regime to fall to internal opposition.
Burlington County town bans war tributes on public property - 3/28/03 7:49 AM
FIELDSBORO, N.J. (AP) -- Yellow ribbons and all other war memorials have been banned from public property here, a decision that has drawn criticism from residents and business owners who want to show their support for American troops fighting in Iraq.
Baghdad is rocked by the most powerful bombardment in days - 3/28/03 7:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Thunderous explosions rocked Baghdad on Friday and a towering column of churning orange smoke rose over the skyline after a break in the weather opened the way for the mightiest bombardment of the Iraqi capital in days.
Russian president calls war against Iraq the most serious crisis since end of Cold War - 3/28/03 7:10 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the U.S.-led war against Iraq the most serious crisis since the end of the Cold War and warned it threatened global stability.
Bush's wartime leadership echoes the best, worst of his predecessors - 3/28/03 6:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After ordering U.S. military commanders to target Saddam Hussein in the first air strikes of the war, President Bush has given them authority to attack the Iraqi leader again without his prior approval.
Civilians under fire by Iraqi paramilitary forces in Basra, British troops attempt rescue - 3/28/03 6:59 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Iraqi paramilitary forces in Basra fired mortars and machine guns Friday on a "couple of thousand" Iraqi civilians trying to leave the besieged city, British military officials said.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 3/28/03 6:37 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Three fires were still burning Friday at damaged well heads in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field, firefighters said. An American team from Boots & Coots International Well Control planned to attack one of the blazes after having spent Thursday positioning water tanks nearby, said the firm's
Kurds prepare camps to handle 500,000 people fleeing to protected autonomous region - 3/28/03 6:23 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Kurds are preparing camps to hold as many as 500,000 people fleeing Saddam Hussein's territory, but face severe shortages of tents and other equipment, officials said Friday.
Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad; Iraqi fighters said to fire on civilians in Basra - 3/28/03 6:15 AM
U.S. troops in position to strike Baghdad from several directions - 3/28/03 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's battle plan for Baghdad is taking shape, with U.S. forces now in position to strike the Iraqi capital from nearly all sides -- or to mount a siege and wait for Saddam Hussein's regime to fall to internal opposition.
Iraqis say dozens die in coalition attacks - 3/28/03 5:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq claimed Friday that coalition forces attacked civilian areas throughout Iraq and had killed 75 and injured 290 as they pressed the invasion of Iraq.
Biggest bombs yet strike Baghdad; Iraqis say allies will pay high price if they storm the city - 3/28/03 5:12 AM
The biggest bombs dropped on Baghdad so far -- two 4,700-pound "bunker busters" -- struck a communications tower Friday in an intense U.S. bombardment aimed at cutting off Saddam Hussein's command from his forces.
Fighting rages in Nasiriyah as Marines try to secure the rear of the U.S. advance - 3/28/03 5:06 AM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- One group of Marines traded fire with Iraqi forces Friday amid the burning buildings of An Nasiriyah, while others pushed north of the strategic city in a grinding bumper-to-bumper movement of weapons and supplies.
Pentagon turns to commercial satellites to ease wartime data squeeze - 3/28/03 4:55 AM
The war in Iraq is the most digitally intensive conflict ever, with virtually every tank, plane, Humvee and -- in many cases -- bombs and missiles linked by satellite to sometimes distant combat control rooms.
Monterey Navy facility predicts weather for distant war - 3/28/03 4:27 AM
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) -- Half a world away from the sandstorms of Iraq, two supercomputers at the Navy forecasting center process worldwide weather observations from ships, satellites, balloons and buoys in order to predict conditions U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf and around the world will face.
New TV wartime ads for Army and Marines focus on patriotism - 3/28/03 4:22 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- They're still few and they're still proud, but in new TV ads, the Marine Corps wants Americans to know they also value honor, courage and country.
Michigan-born U.S. Marine and veteran of 1991 war killed in Iraq, family says - 3/28/03 4:20 AM
WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A U.S. Marine major who was a veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War has died in the latest conflict in Iraq, a family member told The Associated Press.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: he said. - 3/28/03 4:16 AM
British forces have ringed the southern city -- which at a population of 1.3 million is Iraq's second-largest -- in hopes of eliminating units still loyal to Saddam Hussein and getting in badly needed humanitarian aid.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: the Gulf. - 3/28/03 4:08 AM
He said a "couple of thousand" Iraqi civilians had tried to break out of the besieged city in the north and west, but came under fire from Iraqi paramilitary forces inside.
Camp Lejeune, already rocked by 11 deaths, learns eight more missing in Iraq - 3/28/03 4:03 AM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- This military community, already mourning the loss of at least 11 Marines killed in Iraq, got more bad news as word arrived that eight others were missing.
WASHINGTON TODAY: Dean first to single out Democratic presidential rivals for criticism - 3/28/03 3:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Howard Dean has brought an end to the polite public tone of the Democratic presidential primary by singling out John Kerry's position on Iraq.
Senate provides tax relief to service members, reservists - 3/28/03 3:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate unanimously approved tax relief for military personnel and reservists, with lawmakers saying that those fighting for their country should not have to come home to burdensome taxes.
Close air support softens adversaries, helps ground troops - 3/28/03 3:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Close air support is a battlefield benefit the Americans have established so firmly that most adversaries, including Iraq, don't even try to use the strategy themselves.
Coalition casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/28/03 2:32 AM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 28 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead (only 10 names have been released).
Experts: Iraqi tribes are likely to turn against Saddam if he loses war - 3/28/03 2:15 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- For years Saddam Hussein has protected his regime by promoting tribal interests and buying the loyalties of the chiefs, thereby ensuring he had the allegiance of the entire tribe.
Security Council reaches tentative agreement on humanitarian aid for Iraq - 3/28/03 2:09 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council agreed on a draft resolution Thursday to revive a humanitarian aid program for Iraq that uses Baghdad's oil revenues for medical supplies and food.
Commanders say troop numbers sufficient as Rumsfeld doctrine faces test - 3/28/03 1:54 AM
The first time the United States took on Saddam Hussein, its motto was "overwhelming force" -- half a million troops swiftly kicked the Iraqis out of Kuwait. The sequel is proving far more complex, but the U.S. has just half as many troops in the region, and fewer than 90,000 in Iraq itself.
Marine with a grenade launcher worries about endangering civilians - 3/28/03 1:49 AM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- Lance Cpl. Jack Self is killing people for the first time in his life.
Shaking with fear, family flees Baghdad over bombed-out road lined with armed tribesmen - 3/28/03 1:44 AM
AL-RUWEISHID, Jordan (AP) -- They didn't say a word as they barreled down the deserted, crater-pocked highway at 110 mph Thursday. For eight hours, their lips moved with verses from the Quran, but no sound emerged.
Task of removing Saddam Hussein "tough and difficult," Blair says - 3/28/03 1:40 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Removing Saddam Hussein from power will be "tough and difficult," Prime Minister Tony Blair said in an interview broadcast Friday.
On the nation's water, a daunting new war against terror for the Coast Guard - 3/28/03 1:36 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Attacks at home and war abroad have transformed the U.S. Coast Guard from an agency that once focused primarily on search and rescue to a force shielding Americans from would-be terrorists.
Rapid advance leaves resistance in U.S. rear - 3/28/03 1:34 AM
HIGHWAY 8, Iraq (AP) -- Two men in flowing white robes and red headdresses emerge phantom-like from a dirty, desert haze. U.S. soldiers drop to their knees, prepared to open fire with M-16 rifles and machine guns.
War-Rural Reserves - 3/28/03 1:33 AM
BIG STONE GAP, Va. (AP) -- Though far from the battlefield, the effects of war in Iraq can be felt in Virginia's small towns, from the missing faces at church to the extra chores at home to the tears loved ones dab from their eyes.
Washington military school prepares pilots for surviving captivity in enemy hands - 3/28/03 1:29 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- When instructors at a U.S. Air Force school here lecture about what to expect if captured in Iraq, their students listen. After all, some of the teachers have lived it.
Playing politics: Internet gamblers wager on how long Saddam Hussein will last - 3/28/03 1:29 AM
Think Saddam Hussein's days are numbered? Care to put a little money on it?
Travel industry fears war's effect on summer travel - 3/28/03 1:27 AM
The first full week of fighting in Iraq caused sharp declines in springtime travel bookings. Now industry officials are crossing their fingers, hoping for a quick end to the war so the slowdown does not carry over into what is traditionally the busiest time of year for leisure travel.
Iraq says U.S. troops will pay price in Baghdad street fighting; heavy bombardment rocks capital - 3/28/03 1:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes pounded communication and command facilities Friday in the most powerful bombardment of the capital in days. Iraq's defense minister was defiant, insisting the real battle for Baghdad will be prolonged, painful and street by street
Coalition casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/28/03 1:04 AM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 27 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead (only 10 names have been released).
Goal of coalition's northern push: important oil fields of Kirkuk - 3/28/03 12:49 AM
NEAR IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- After falling out of the sky and sleeping in the mud, American paratroopers grabbed a strategic air base on Thursday and began plotting how to cross 80 miles and thousands of Iraqi troops to seize invaluable oil fields in northern Iraq.
Coalition forces strike throughout Iraq, target Saddam's command structure - 3/28/03 12:15 AM
American-led forces bombed Iraqi targets and battled troops across Saddam Hussein's slowly shrinking domain Thursday, battering the regime's communications and command facilities in Baghdad.

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