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Wednesday  July 9, 2003

Jordan confiscates more than 200 Iraqi artifacts from travelers in last 10 days - 7/9/03 8:41 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordanian customs officials have confiscated more than 200 Iraqi artifacts from foreign and Iraqi travelers in the last 10 days, many apparently stolen from museums and archaeological sites, the director-general of the Customs Department said Wednesday.
Rumsfeld says troop rotations, foreign forces will ease U.S. burden in Iraq - 7/9/03 6:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of the longest-serving U.S. troops in Iraq will return home soon and more countries will be providing soldiers to ease the burden on American forces who are increasingly under attack, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told senators Wednesday.
Bush, Rumsfeld defend weapons information supporting Iraq war - 7/9/03 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defending the war against Iraq, the Bush administration said Wednesday that information on Saddam Hussein's alleged illicit weapons programs was solid even though one of President Bush's claims was based on a forgery.
Iraqi arrested on charges of aiding Hussein's intelligence service - 7/9/03 6:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- The publisher of a Chicago-based Arabic newspaper was arrested Wednesday on charges of secretly gathering information on Iraqi opposition figures as an agent of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service.
Rush to Baghdad, mistakes led to deadly ambush, report says - 7/9/03 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unprecedented speed of the Army's drive to Baghdad contributed to mistakes that ended in the deaths of 11 U.S. troops and the capture of six, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch, an Army report says.
A look at U.S. daily casualties in Iraq - 7/9/03 5:56 PM
As of Wednesday, July 9, 212 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of operations in Iraq, according to the Pentagon. The British government has reported a total of 42 casualties.
Blair denies misleading lawmakers on Iraqi weapons - 7/9/03 5:48 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair denied Wednesday that he misled lawmakers about intelligence contained in a dossier on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
Two more top-level Iraqi fugitives taken into custody by U.S. forces - 7/9/03 2:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces captured Iraq's swashbuckling former interior minister, while a top-level Baath party official surrendered, the latest arrests from a list of 55 most-wanted fugitives from Saddam Hussein's ousted regime.
Alleged Iraqi intelligence agent arrested in Chicago - 7/9/03 2:27 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- A suburban Chicago man was arrested Wednesday on charges of secretly gathering information on Iraqi opposition figures as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service.
Alleged Saddam Hussein intelligence agent arrested in suburban Chicago - 7/9/03 1:11 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- A suburban Chicago man was arrested Wednesday on charges of serving as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein's government, including spying on opposition leaders for Iraqi intelligence, federal officials said.
Recruiting for new Iraq army to begin next week - 7/9/03 1:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Nearly two months after dissolving Saddam Hussein's army, officials of the U.S.-led occupation said Wednesday that recruiting for a new force will begin next week.
CHICAGO: was crumbling. - 7/9/03 1:01 PM
Federal officials said a preliminary translation of the dossier indicated that it contained Iraqi intelligence reports from an "agent/asset" in the United State code-named "Sirhan."
Confusion, 'fog of war', played role in Iraq ambush, report says - 7/9/03 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army report on the ambush of the 507th Maintenance Company in Iraq says fatigue, bad communications and other difficulties arising in "the fog of war" all factored into the deaths of 11 and capture of six, including still hospitalized Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
CHICAGO: the FBI. - 7/9/03 12:49 PM
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said in a statement that Dumeisi had furnished information to Iraqi intelligence without registering as a foreign agent.
Army division that helped capture Baghdad coming home - 7/9/03 12:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which played a central role in capturing Baghdad in April, is beginning a pullout from Iraq, and the entire unit will be back in the United States by September, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
Iraq's postwar problems a legacy of quick drive to Baghdad, Pentagon official says - 7/9/03 10:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sabotage and a threadbare infrastructure, not bad U.S. planning, are to blame for setbacks in the postwar reconstruction of Iraq, the Pentagon's top policy official said.
Confusion, 'fog of war' played a part in Iraq ambush that killed 11, injured Private Lynch, report says - 7/9/03 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army report on the ambush of the 507th Maintenance Company in Iraq says fatigue, bad communications and other difficulties arising in "the fog of war" all factored into the deaths of 11 and capture of six, including still hospitalized Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
White House mea culpa prompts new calls for probe of prewar intelligence on Iraq - 7/9/03 10:13 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday defended his use of prewar intelligence on Iraq, saying he is "absolutely confident" in his actions despite the discovery that one claim he made about Saddam Hussein's weapons pursuits was based on false information.
Blair denies misleading lawmakers on Iraqi weapons - 7/9/03 10:12 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair denied Wednesday that he misled lawmakers about intelligence contained in a dossier on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
Two top-level Iraqi fugitives taken into custody by U.S. forces - 7/9/03 6:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's former interior minister and a top member of his Baath party have been taken into custody, the latest arrests from a list of 55 most wanted Iraqi fugitives, the military said Wednesday.
Coalition takes two top-level Iraqi fugitives into custody - 7/9/03 6:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's former interior minister and a top member of his Baath party have been taken into custody, the latest arrests from a list of 55 most wanted Iraqi fugitives, the military said Wednesday.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: Central Command. - 7/9/03 5:52 AM
Al Hadi, number 23 on the U.S. list of 55 most wanted Iraqis, turned himself in the capital on Tuesday. Al-Ahmad, number 29 on the list, was captured the same day, the Central Command statement said. It gave no details on their detention.
Ex-Iraqi interior minister and former Baath party official taken into custody - 7/9/03 5:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's former interior minister and a top member of his Baath party are in coalition hands, the latest arrests from a list of 55 most wanted Iraqi fugitives, the military said Wednesday.
White House mea culpa prompts new calls for probe of prewar intelligence on Iraq - 7/9/03 5:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats said White House acknowledgment that President Bush misspoke when he said Saddam Hussein tried to buy uranium in Africa justifies a broad review of how the administration used prewar intelligence on Iraq.
No reprieve for U.S. forces in Iraq as insurgents fire RPGs on soldiers in restive region - 7/9/03 4:01 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces came under renewed attack Wednesday, with insurgents in this restive Iraqi town firing two rocket-propelled grenades at soldiers. The U.S. military and police in Fallujah said there were no injuries and no arrests made.
U.S. Army baits ambushers _ with its own soldiers - 7/9/03 2:01 AM
NEAR BAQUBA, Iraq (AP) -- The sweat dripped from Lt. Kurt Chapman's face. The 4th Infantry Division platoon commander had just set a trap for a group of Iraqi ambushers -- and he was the bait.
Archaeologists counting missing Iraqi artifacts say about a tenth have been returned - 7/9/03 1:42 AM
LONDON (AP) -- About 10 percent of the artifacts known to have been stolen from Iraqi museums after the war have been recovered, archaeologists said Tuesday, emphasizing they are working to determine what is still missing, damaged or destroyed.
Attacks wound seven U.S. soldiers, coalition offers reward for attackers - 7/9/03 1:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A blistering series of attacks, coming nearly hourly, wounded seven U.S. soldiers in Iraq on Tuesday, and the United States offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone who kills a coalition soldier or Iraqi policeman.

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