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Friday  December 16, 2005

Sunni leader open to coalition government 12/16/2005, 5:52 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A leading Sunni politician said Friday his party would be open to an alliance with secular Shiites and Kurds to form a coalition government to run the country once the results are in from this week's parliamentary elections.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 12/16/2005, 4:19 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at least 2,153 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,692 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The figures include five military civilians.
320,000 Iraqis expats reportedly voted 12/16/2005, 3:56 p.m. PT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) More than 320,000 Iraqi expatriates voted abroad in this week's parliamentary elections, a top Iraqi election official said Friday. The overseas polls were praised by monitors despite several reported violations.
Sunni leader open to coalition government 12/16/2005, 3:13 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A leading Sunni politician said Friday his party would be open to an alliance with secular Shiites and Kurds to form a coalition government to run the country once the results are in from this week's parliamentary elections.
Iraqi militants cite safety for no attacks 12/16/2005, 1:58 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) A prominent militant group said Friday that the reason it did not attack polling stations on Iraq's election day was to avoid harming Sunni Arab voters.
Iraq reports some complaints about vote 12/16/2005, 1:34 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi authorities tallied millions of ballots Friday and received some complaints about the conduct of the parliamentary election, including allegations of "violent interference" with voters. The election commission said none of the complaints involved fraud.
Warrant issued for U.N. bombing suspect 12/16/2005, 12:50 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq has issued an arrest warrant naming Mullah Halgurd al-Khabir as the "prime suspect" in the bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, the U.S. military said Friday.
Official: Iraq freed al-Zarqawi last year 12/16/2005, 12:30 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi security forces caught terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the Fallujah area last year but released him because they didn't realize who he was, the deputy interior minister said in an interview broadcast Friday.
Aging Tomcat jet makes last runs over Iraq 12/16/2005, 12:14 p.m. PT
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) The Navy's F-14 Tomcat, a Cold War-era fighter jet emblazoned in the public's imagination as Tom Cruise's sleek ride in the movie "Top Gun," is beginning its final weeks of combat sorties over Iraq before being retired from the U.S. arsenal.
Official says 320,000 Iraqi expats voted 12/16/2005, 12:02 p.m. PT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) More than 320,000 Iraqi expatriates voted abroad in this week's parliamentary elections, a top Iraqi election official said Friday. The overseas polls were praised by monitors despite several reported violations.
Official: Iraq freed al-Zarqawi last year 12/16/2005, 7:10 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi security forces caught terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the Fallujah area last year but released him because they didn't realize who he was, the deputy interior minister said in an interview broadcast Friday.
Purported al-Qaida video outlines attack 12/16/2005, 7:05 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Dozens of al-Qaida in Iraq fighters who attacked Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison in April planned to knock a hole in the prison wall and topple guard towers with a series of car bombs to free detainees and hit U.S. forces, according to a purported al-Qaida video.
Iraq voter turnout estimated at 70 percent 12/16/2005, 6:58 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi authorities tallied millions of ballots Friday and received some complaints about the conduct of the parliamentary election, including allegations of "violent interference" with voters. The election commission said none of the complaints involved fraud.
AP: Sunni leader seeks national unity gov't 12/16/2005, 5:14 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Sunni Arab participation in the elections could have been even higher if there had there been more polling centers in key Sunni areas, the head of the largest Sunni Arab slate said Friday.
AP: Sunni leader seeks national unity govt 12/16/2005, 3:39 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Sunni Arab participation in the elections could have been even higher if there had there been more polling centers in key Sunni areas, the head of the largest Sunni Arab slate said Friday.
Iraq mistakenly freed terror leader 12/16/2005, 3:37 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi security forces caught terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the Fallujah area last year but released him because they didn't realize who he was, the deputy interior minister said in an interview broadcast Friday.
Iraq authorities tally millions of ballots 12/16/2005, 3:17 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Final results in Iraq's parliamentary election may not be known for two weeks, but early indications show the Shiite tickets doing well in traditional Shiite strongholds, election officials said Friday.
Purported al-Qaida video outlines attack 12/16/2005, 3:10 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Dozens of al-Qaida in Iraq fighters who attacked Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison in April planned to knock a hole in the prison wall and topple guard towers with a series of car bombs to free detainees and hit U.S. forces, according to a purported al-Qaida video.

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