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Thursday  August 21, 2003

Former analyst says prime minister's office distorted Iraq intelligence - 8/21/03 11:30 PM
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A former senior intelligence analyst Friday accused Prime Minister John Howard's government of exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq to justify sending Australian troops to war.
Hometown rallies for soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners; they say it was self-defense - 8/21/03 9:40 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The families of four U.S. Army reservists accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners of war have enlisted politicians, veterans groups and hundreds of friends to help persuade the military to dismiss the charges at a hearing next week.
Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' to be questioned about anti-American violence in Iraq - 8/21/03 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of Saddam Hussein's most notorious henchmen, a senior general nicknamed "Chemical Ali," is in U.S. custody and will be interrogated to see if he has any knowledge of guerrilla operations in Iraq, U.S. officials said Thursday.
U.N. says will not increase Iraq security after bomb attack, death toll rises to 23 - 8/21/03 5:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- More bodies were pulled from the rubble of the bombed U.N. headquarters on Thursday, and the United Nations announced plans to withdraw one-third of its staff. The U.S. military said it had captured one of Saddam Hussein's top generals, Ali Hassan al-Majid -- nicknamed "Chemical Ali"
Iraqi Governing Council delegation arrives in Saudi Arabia - 8/21/03 5:21 PM
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Delegates of Iraq's U.S.-backed interim council met with a Saudi Cabinet minister Thursday, part of a tour of Gulf states to bolster political support.
IMF, World Bank still focused on Iraq after move - 8/21/03 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank say they remain fully engaged in the work of rebuilding financial institutions in Iraq, despite moving employees out of the country for safety.
US commander says terrorism now top security threat in Iraq - 8/21/03 3:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Terrorism is now the biggest threat to U.S.-led efforts to stabilize Iraq, but adding more American troops to the fight is not the answer, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Thursday.
Israeli ambassador believes truck used in bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad came from Syria - 8/21/03 2:52 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Israel's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that intelligence reports show the truck used in the deadly bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad came from Syria.
Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' captured, terrorism remains a threat - 8/21/03 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the military announced the capture of another of Saddam Hussein's top henchmen, a general known as "Chemical Ali," the head of U.S. forces in Iraq said terrorism is now the top threat there.
Previously unknown group claims responsibility for U.N. bombing - 8/21/03 2:30 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- A previously unknown group claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, an Arab television station reported Thursday.
Soldiers scour rubble of U.N. offices as death toll climbs to 23; 'Chemical Ali' captured - 8/21/03 2:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United Nations said Thursday it was pulling a third of its staff from Iraq as the death toll rose to 23 in the bombing of its Baghdad headquarters. The U.S. military said it captured "Chemical Ali" -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, No. 5 on the list of most-wanted Iraqis.
Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' captured - 8/21/03 1:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The general in charge of American forces in Iraq said terrorism is now the top threat there, even as the military announced the capture of one of Saddam Hussein's most brutal henchmen, known as "Chemical Ali."
Previously unknown group claims responsibility for U.N. bombing. - 8/21/03 12:46 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- A previously unknown group claimed responsibility for this week's deadly bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, an Arab television station reported Thursday.
Soldiers scour rubble of U.N. offices as death toll climbs to 23; "Chemical Ali" captured - 8/21/03 12:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United Nations said Thursday it was pulling a third of its staff from Iraq as the death toll rose to 23 in the bombing of its Baghdad headquarters. The U.S. military said it captured "Chemical Ali" -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, No. 5 on the list of most-wanted Iraqis.
IMF, World Bank still focused on Iraq after move - 8/21/03 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank say they remain fully engaged in the work of rebuilding financial institutions in Iraq, despite moving employees out of the country for safety.
Soldiers scour rubble of U.N. offices as death toll climbs to 23; "Chemical Ali" captured - 8/21/03 11:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Searchers pulled three more bodies from the rubble of the bombed U.N. headquarters in Baghdad on Thursday, raising the death toll to 23. Also, the U.S. military said it captured Ali Hassan al-Majid, No. 5 on the list of most-wanted Iraqis.
Powell: U.S., U.N. working on language for member states to do more in Iraq - 8/21/03 10:32 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. and U.N. officials are working on a draft resolution "that might call on member states to do more" in Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday after meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
UNITED NATIONS: ground there." - 8/21/03 10:17 AM
The possibility of a new U.N. resolution to enlist more foreign troops to bolster the U.S-led military presence in Iraq was at the top of the agenda as the United Nations searches for ways to improve security in Iraq after the bombing of its Baghdad headquarters, which killed at least 23 people.
UNITED NATIONS: of anonymity. - 8/21/03 10:13 AM
While the United States was encouraging a new resolution, it was not willing to give up control in Iraq to the United Nations. Some nations have demanded greater U.N. authority before they would send troops.
U.S. seeks help from United Nations, others in bolstering American forces in Iraq - 8/21/03 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is asking top U.N. officials to push for a new Security Council resolution designed to encourage more countries to send troops to help secure Iraq, a U.S. official said today.
U.N. debates how to boost security in Iraq after bombing - 8/21/03 9:52 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell met Thursday with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the United States seeks to revive its campaign to get a larger and stronger multinational force in Iraq.
Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' captured - 8/21/03 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, one of Saddam Hussein's most brutal henchmen who earned the nicknames "Chemical Ali" and "butcher of the Kurds" for leading poisonous gas attacks, has been captured, U.S. officials said Thursday.
WASHN: northern Iraq. - 8/21/03 8:09 AM
U.S. officials at first thought that al-Majid was killed in April in an airstrike on a house in southern Iraq. But Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters in June that interrogations of Iraqi prisoners indicated that he might be alive.
List of 55 most wanted Iraqis and their status - 8/21/03 8:06 AM
The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Thirty-seven are in custody, 15 remain at large, two have been confirmed killed and one has been reported killed.
Soldiers scour rubble of U.N. offices as death toll climbs to 23 - 8/21/03 5:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three more bodies were pulled Thursday from the rubble of the U.N. headquarters in the Iraqi capital, raising the death toll from the devastating blast to 23, a U.N. spokesman said.
U.S. soldiers arrest suspected senior Fedayeen militia with explosives shopping list - 8/21/03 5:09 AM
ABBARAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces captured a suspected senior member of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia who was carrying a shopping list for explosives materials, a military official said Thursday.
Three more bodies found at U.N. headquarters, death toll rises to 23 - 8/21/03 4:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three more bodies were pulled Thursday from the rubble of the U.N. headquarters in the Iraqi capital, a U.N. spokesman said. The discovery raised the death toll from the devastating truck bomb attack to 23.
Attack on U.N. in Iraq disrupts humanitarian work but aid agencies vow to keep working - 8/21/03 2:40 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A deadly attack on U.N. headquarters in Baghdad could disrupt humanitarian work as fears grow that aid workers have become targets in a guerrilla war against the U.S.-led occupation. Relief organizations, however, pledged to keep up their fight to help Iraqis.
U.S. seeks help from U.N., other nations in bolstering American forces in Iraq - 8/21/03 1:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, in a series of phone consultations with European allies, campaigned Wednesday to enlist more foreign troops to bolster the U.S-led military presence in Iraq.

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