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Friday  July 4, 2003

As attacks and accidents continue in Iraq, America quietly passes 200th casualty - 7/4/03 5:12 PM
They were men with military dreams -- husbands, sons and fathers from proud communities and doting families.
Senior Shiite cleric calls for a bigger U.N. role in Iraq - 7/4/03 4:34 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The United Nations should play a larger role in helping form a new Iraqi government that would eventually usher out U.S.-led occupying forces, a senior Shiite Muslim cleric said in this holy city Friday.
Voice purported to be Saddam Hussein's vows more attacks on Americans - 7/4/03 4:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A speaker claiming to be Saddam Hussein called on Iraqis in a taped message Friday to rally behind anti-U.S. resistance and promised "days of hardship" for the Americans. He also mocked Washington's justification for war: "Where are these weapons of mass destruction?"
U.S. soldiers in Iraq make most of July 4th celebrations, but still miss home - 7/4/03 3:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers observing Independence Day held barbecues at bases across Iraq on Friday and celebrated along with Kurdish allies, who are also marking the anniversary of the establishment of their first government.
Japanese lawmakers approve historic bill approving dispatch of troops to Iraq - 7/4/03 3:32 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan took a step Friday toward joining its allies on the ground in postwar Iraq, winning the approval of lawmakers for a bill that authorizes Japanese troops to help with reconstruction despite concerns they could get dragged into combat.
World Food Program sending a truck of food to Iraq every minute - 7/4/03 3:14 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- In what it claims is the largest food aid operation in history, the U.N. food agency said Friday it sent one truck of aid into Iraq every minute throughout the month of June.
Soldiers make most of 4th of July celebrations, but say they miss home. - 7/4/03 2:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers observing Independence Day held barbecues at bases across Iraq on Friday and celebrated along with Kurdish allies, who are also marking the anniversary of the establishment of their first government.
Soldier's letter told of hard work and great pride - 7/4/03 2:16 PM
On May 10, Marine Sgt. Jonathan W. Lambert e-mailed a letter to his hometown newspaper, The Banner-Independent of Booneville, Miss., describing his pride in being a Marine. On June 1, Lambert -- a husband and father of a 2-year-old daughter -- died from injuries suffered in a Humvee accident on Memorial Da ...
As attacks and accidents continue in Iraq, America quietly passes 200th casualty - 7/4/03 2:12 PM
They were men with military dreams -- husbands, sons and fathers from proud communities and doting families.
U.S. army kills 11 ambushers, purported Saddam message rallies Iraqis to resistance - 7/4/03 11:42 AM
BALAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops killed 11 Iraqis who ambushed a convoy outside Baghdad on Friday, one of the heaviest clashes yet in the daily grind of attacks on American forces, and a message purportedly from Saddam Hussein called for stepped-up resistance to the U.S.-led occupation.
Man claiming to be Saddam Hussein says Iraqi leader alive and directing anti-U.S. attacks - 7/4/03 11:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A man claiming to be Saddam Hussein said in a tape aired on the Arab television station Al-Jazeera on Friday that he is in Iraq directing attacks on American forces and he urged Iraqis to help the resistance against the U.S.-led occupation.
Text of audiotape purported to be from Saddam Hussein - 7/4/03 11:15 AM
Text of remarks purportedly made by deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in an audiotape aired Friday by Qatar-based al-Jazeera television. The text is translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press. There was no immediate way to confirm the tape's authenticity, though reporters and others who have o ...
Audiotape with voice purported to be Saddam Hussein's vows more attacks on Americans - 7/4/03 10:28 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A voice purported to be Saddam Hussein's, aired on the Arab television station Al-Jazeera on Friday, said he is in Iraq directing attacks on American forces and called on Iraqis to help the resistance against the U.S.-led occupation.
U.S. army kills 11 ambushers, attacks leave one U.S. soldier dead, 18 injured - 7/4/03 10:08 AM
BALAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops killed 11 Iraqis who ambushed a convoy outside Baghdad on Friday, one of the heaviest clashes yet in the daily grind of attacks on American forces, and a message purportedly from Saddam Hussein called for stepped-up resistance to the U.S.-led occupation.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: his "companions." - 7/4/03 9:40 AM
Al-Jazeera's chief editor Ibrahim Hilal, contacted in Doha, Qatar, said the tape was delivered to Al-Jazeera via telephone on Friday.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: or surrender." - 7/4/03 9:34 AM
"We sacrificed everything, except our ideals," the voice said.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: like his. - 7/4/03 9:29 AM
The audiotape appeared a day after Washington put a $25 million bounty on Saddam and offered $15 million for information leading to the capture of either of his sons, Odai and Qusai.
BALAD, Iraq: officials said. - 7/4/03 8:22 AM
Soldiers said flares and tracer bullets sliced across the night sky after the blasts.
Twin attacks leave U.S. soldier dead, 18 injured - 7/4/03 6:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Mortar rounds slammed into a U.S. base north of Baghdad, wounding 18 American troops, and another U.S. soldier was shot and killed while guarding the national museum in the capital, the U.S. military said Friday.
Twin attacks leave U.S. soldier dead, 10 injured - 7/4/03 3:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Mortar rounds slammed into a U.S. base north of Baghdad, wounding at least 10 American troops, and another U.S. soldier was shot and killed while guarding the national museum in the capital, the U.S. military said Friday.
Senate fact-finders disagree on any evidence of Iraqi weapons programs - 7/4/03 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators just returned from Iraq differed on whether U.S. officials there had turned up solid evidence of weapons of mass destruction programs.
Insurgents attack base, injure 10 U.S. soldiers; One soldier killed in convoy attack - 7/4/03 3:00 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Mortar rounds slammed into a U.S. base north of Baghdad, wounding at least 10 American soldiers, the U.S. military said Friday.
Japan's lower house of parliament approves sending troops to Iraq - 7/4/03 2:07 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's lower house of parliament agreed Friday to send ground troops to help in the reconstruction in Iraq, in what would be Tokyo's most visible international peacekeeping role yet.
Insurgents attack base, injure 19 U.S. soldiers; One soldier killed in convoy attack - 7/4/03 1:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Mortar rounds slammed into a U.S. base north of Baghdad, injuring at least 19 American soldiers, the U.S. military said Friday.
Baghdad, Iraq: Pruden said. - 7/4/03 1:44 AM
The convoy attack that killed an American soldier occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday in eastern Baghdad. The soldier was inside a Bradley fighting vehicle when he was shot. He was evacuated to a military hospital, but died of his wounds, Pruden said.
Insurgents attack base, 19 U.S. soldiers wounded; one soldier killed in convoy attack - 7/4/03 1:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired mortars at a U.S. base north of Baghdad, wounding at least 19 American soldiers, the U.S. military said Friday. An American soldier was killed when his convoy was attacked in the capital, military spokesman Cpl. Todd Pruden said.
Abu Nidal lived quietly in Baghdad under assumed name - 7/4/03 1:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They knew him as Abu Ali -- a masterful chef, a hospitable neighbor who grew figs and mangoes and a grandfatherly figure who taught kids to play chess.
Recovered treasures back on display in Iraqi museum - 7/4/03 1:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The sacred, 5,200-year-old Vase of Warka lies on its side in 15 pieces -- a casualty of war.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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