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Thursday  July 24, 2003

De Villepin says more foreign forces in Iraq risks prolonging a tense situation - 7/24/03 11:10 PM
PARIS (AP) -- French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin on Thursday rejected a renewed U.S. appeal for more international military support for Iraq, saying that sending in French troops would only prolong a tense situation.
In a plea deal, former Bosnian Serb police commander admits to role in massacre of Muslims - 7/24/03 6:29 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A former Bosnian Serb police commander, charged in the murder of more than 200 men, pleaded guilty to war crimes at the Yugoslav tribunal Thursday in a deal with U.N. prosecutors.
Vice President says threat from Saddam justified invasion - 7/24/03 6:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein and Iraq's weapons programs were sufficient threats to the United States to justify the U.S.-led invasion, Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday, joining in the Bush administration's public defense of the war.
TV networks, newspapers, Web sites deciding how to use pictures of Saddam's sons - 7/24/03 5:55 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Television networks barely hesitated to air bloody photos of the corpses of Saddam Hussein's sons Thursday, while newspaper editors grappled with whether and how to print the pictures, knowing many readers already had seen them on TV or on the Internet.
As Iraqis view pictures of Saddam's dead sons, doubts linger, attacks continue - 7/24/03 5:31 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United States released grisly photos Thursday to convince Iraqis that Saddam Hussein's sons were dead and to weaken support for an anti-American insurgency. But some Iraqis saw the pictures of the bloodied, bearded men as a ruse.
Rumsfeld says American forces had no chance of taking Saddam's sons alive - 7/24/03 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. troops who killed Saddam Hussein's sons had no chance of capturing them alive once a gun battle began, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday.
Three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq as insurgency shows no signs of waning - 7/24/03 4:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades killed three American soldiers Thursday from the 101st Airborne -- the division that carried out the deadly assault on Saddam Hussein's sons -- another sign insurgents are intent on driving U.S. troops from Iraq.
A look at U.S. daily casualties in Iraq - 7/24/03 4:01 PM
As of Thursday, July 24, 239 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Defense Department's most recent figures.
United States negotiating for more foreign troops in Iraq, general says - 7/24/03 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is applying "a full-court press" to persuade additional countries to send troops to Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told senators Thursday.
U.S. releases photos of Odai and Qusai's bodies to prove to Iraqis Saddam's sons are dead - 7/24/03 3:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military released graphic after-death photographs Thursday in an effort to prove to Iraqis that Saddam Hussein's feared sons, Odai and Qusai, were killed in a fierce gunbattle this week.
Photos of corpses released to document deaths of Saddam's sons - 7/24/03 2:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States released pictures of the bodies of Odai and Qusai Hussein because the Iraqi people "deserved confirmation" that Saddam Hussein's sons were dead, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday.
BAGHDAD: each man. - 7/24/03 11:18 AM
The photographs were immediately broadcast by CNN and two Arab satellite television networks widely viewed in Iraq.
BAGHDAD: out Tuesday. - 7/24/03 11:12 AM
The photos showed the men from the chest up -- one on bloody white sheets, the other in what appeared to be a body bag -- with blood caked on their faces. Both men, with heavy beards, had their eyes closed, the lids darkly bruised.
Photos of corpses of Saddam's sons to be released - 7/24/03 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States hopes to convince skeptical Iraqis that two of Saddam Hussein's sons are dead by releasing photographs of their bodies, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says.
Three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq; further evidence insurgency hasn't waned - 7/24/03 5:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three American soldiers were killed Thursday when their convoy was hit by gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in northern Iraq, a military spokeswoman said.
Three American soldiers killed in northern Iraq - 7/24/03 3:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three American soldiers were killed Thursday when their convoy was hit by gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in northern Iraq, a military spokeswoman said.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: happen daily. - 7/24/03 2:38 AM
The deaths brought to 158 the number of American servicemen killed in action since the war began March 20, surpassing by eight the death toll in the 1991 Gulf War.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: Airborne Division. - 7/24/03 2:33 AM
The timing of the attack wasn't known, V Corps in Baghdad said, adding that reports were still coming in from the field.
Three American soldiers killed in Iraq - 7/24/03 2:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three American soldiers were killed when they came under attack from gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in northern Iraq, a military spokeswoman said Thursday.
List of 55 most wanted Iraqis and their status - 7/24/03 2:21 AM
The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Thirty-five are in custody, 16 remain at large, two have been confirmed killed and two have been reported killed.
Two out of three Iraq's most wanted are captured or dead _ but Saddam is still loose - 7/24/03 2:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fully two-thirds of Iraq's most-wanted leaders are in custody or dead, but the big fish -- Saddam Hussein -- continues to elude capture.
Freeze on work at Iraqi Embassies creates problems for expatriates - 7/24/03 2:10 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Dozens of times a day, the Iraqi Embassy receptionist signals to a sign on the wall that reads, "Consulate affairs are suspended until further notice."
One of Saddam's tribesmen tipped as sons' betrayer - 7/24/03 1:42 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi with ties to Saddam Hussein is blamed by neighbors for tipping off coalition forces that the ousted Iraqi leader's sons Odai and Qusai were staying with him and his family.
Coalition commander defends killings of Saddam's sons; some critics ask why they weren't taken alive - 7/24/03 1:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- By killing Odai and Qusai Hussein instead of capturing them, U.S. forces lost a chance to expose the inner workings of Saddam's regime, provide clues to the dictator's whereabouts and yield intelligence on anti-American guerrilla operations.
Soldiers didn't know they were fighting Saddam's sons until they were dead - 7/24/03 1:40 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- It was 10 a.m. when the four Humvees pulled up outside the handsome villa on Shalalat Street and disgorged a party of U.S. soldiers. Over a bullhorn, they told the occupants to come out with their hands up.

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