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Saturday  April 5, 2003

Families mourn fallen 507th soldiers, await word on how they died - 4/5/03 10:38 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Families of the 507th Maintenance Company members killed in an ambush last month in Iraq mourned Saturday and awaited word on how their loved ones died. One lawmaker said that if their autopsies show evidence of torture or execution, "a lot of us are going to be very angry."
U.S. troops prove they can move into Baghdad; leaders concede fight is 'far from finished' - 4/5/03 10:08 PM
U.S. troops dashed inside Baghdad on Saturday, blasting targets nestled in palm trees, to show they can move at will against Iraq's beleaguered defenders. Allies adapted their air campaign to prepare for a climactic ground assault on the capital.
Caribbean leaders in Jamaica discuss impact of U.S.-led war in Iraq - 4/5/03 10:05 PM
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) -- Caribbean leaders met Saturday to map out ways to deal with economic woes from a drop in tourism since the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
Explosions rock Baghdad as Iraqi troops mass to protect capital - 4/5/03 9:56 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Deafening explosions rocked central Baghdad early Sunday as Iraqi troops, members of President Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia and teenage soldiers patrolled streets to protect the capital from U.S.-led forces.
U.S. Army sweeps through Republican Guard positions south of Baghdad, finding little resistance - 4/5/03 9:34 PM
SUWAYRAH, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of young Iraqi men on the roadside greeted the passing U.S. troops -- their clothes civilian, but their haircuts military. "Look at all the Republican Guard waving at us," joked one U.S. soldier as the Americans overran one guard base after another south of Baghdad on Saturd
U.S. forces with Iraqi Kurds in south and north of autonomous region - 4/5/03 9:19 PM
SOZ BLAKH, Iraq (AP) -- American forces supporting Kurdish fighters against President Saddam Hussein's army took up positions in the no-man's land south of the Kurdish autonomous region and in the north, where U.S. warplanes hit Iraqi positions near the commercial center of Mosul.
Families mourn fallen 507th soldiers, await word on how they died - 4/5/03 8:44 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Families of the 507th Maintenance Company members killed in an ambush last month in Iraq mourned Saturday and awaited word on how their loved ones died. One lawmaker said that if their autopsies show evidence of torture or execution, "a lot of us are going to be very angry."
Florida governor speaks to 15,000 at "Rally for America," one of several rallies Saturday - 4/5/03 8:11 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- More than 15,000 people packed a waterfront park Saturday, many waving American flags and patriotic signs, as speakers including Gov. Jeb Bush showed their support for the troops fighting in Iraq.
Coalition reports strike on home of Iraqi general notorious for chemical weapons attack - 4/5/03 8:02 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition aircraft on Saturday struck the villa of an Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali" for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds in 1988. Allied officials said the general -- Saddam Hussein's cousin -- was believed to be home at the time, but it wa
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/5/03 7:44 PM
The names of troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. The military totals include casualties whose names may not yet be available.
U.S. forces make a pass through nearly encircled Baghdad, battle to the south - 4/5/03 7:01 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces plunged a dagger into the capital city on Saturday, sweeping through industrial neighborhoods with tanks and armored vehicles and offering Saddam Hussein's loyalists a taste of things to come.
Piestewa, Lynch were friends; now their families mourn, rejoice - 4/5/03 6:49 PM
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- A photo shows Pfcs. Lori Piestewa and Jessica Lynch in February, the day before they were deployed to the Middle East: roommates, good friends, smiling in their Army fatigues.
Crowd in Fieldsboro protests yellow ribbon ban - 4/5/03 6:17 PM
FIELDSBORO, N.J. (AP) -- Unhappy with the mayor's policy banning yellow ribbons on municipal property, ralliers marched through town Saturday, tacking the offending emblems on everything from the front door of the town hall to the mayor's car.
U.S. troops prove they can move into Baghdad; leaders concede fight is 'far from finished' - 4/5/03 6:09 PM
U.S. troops dashed inside Baghdad on Saturday, blasting targets nestled in palm trees, to show they can move at will against Iraq's beleaguered defenders. Allies adapted their air campaign to prepare for a climactic ground assault on the capital.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/5/03 5:54 PM
The 3rd Infantry Division tightened control over the southwestern outskirts of Baghdad, and elements of the 1st Marine Division spread out through areas just east of the capital. Allied troops also were on the northern and northwest edges of the city, a U.S. military official said, speaking on condition of
First U.S. network television news reporter returns to Baghdad - 4/5/03 5:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first U.S. network television news correspondent to return to Baghdad arrived just hours before U.S. forces penetrated the Iraqi capital Saturday.
Piestewa, Lynch were friends; now their families mourn, rejoice - 4/5/03 5:25 PM
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- A photo shows Pfcs. Lori Piestewa and Jessica Lynch the day before they were deployed: smiling, arms around each other, roommates, good friends.
First U.S. network television news correspondent returns to Baghdad - 4/5/03 5:25 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first U.S. network television news correspondent to return to Baghdad arrived just hours before U.S. forces penetrated the Iraqi capital Saturday.
At Baghdad's gates, furious fighting and absent Iraqis - 4/5/03 5:18 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces plunged a dagger into the capital city on Saturday, sweeping through industrial neighborhoods with tanks and armored vehicles and offering Saddam Hussein's loyalists a taste of things to come.
Several strategies behind troops' first move into Baghdad - 4/5/03 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first American foray into Baghdad was a quick in-and-out trip, by design. With more likely to come, these "pinpoint missions" are meant to show off U.S. military might and flush out Iraqi defenses.
Pilots worry about hitting each other over Baghdad - 4/5/03 4:14 PM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- Pilots say the sky over Baghdad is so congested with coalition planes that they worry more about in-flight collisions than Iraqi anti-aircraft fire.
'I'm an American soldier, too': Central Command releases details of POW's rescue - 4/5/03 4:10 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- "Jessica Lynch," a U.S. soldier called out. "We are United States soldiers, and we're here to protect you and take you home."
U.S. troops prove they can move into Baghdad; leaders concede fight is 'far from finished' - 4/5/03 4:05 PM
U.S. troops declared a near chokehold on Baghdad on Saturday and dashed daringly inside, blasting targets nestled in palm trees, to show they can move at will against the capital's beleaguered defenders.
Confusion, fear and Fedayeen drift through streets as coalition forces penetrate Baghdad - 4/5/03 3:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Black-clad members of President Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia appeared Saturday for the first time in the streets of central Baghdad, where the arrival of U.S.-led forces created a storm of rumors and confusion.
U.S. forces with Iraqi Kurds in south and north of autonomous region - 4/5/03 3:50 PM
SOZ BLAKH, Iraq (AP) -- American forces supporting Kurdish fighters against President Saddam Hussein's army took up positions in the no-man's-land south of the Kurdish autonomous region and in the north, where U.S. warplanes hit Iraqi positions near the commercial center of Mosul.
Despite bombing and power outages, some in Baghdad struggle to keep a normal routine - 4/5/03 3:45 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- As he's done for 20 years, Haji Taleb came to the city's Shorja market Saturday to hawk packets of rat poision -- never mind that U.S. forces have penetrated the city and black-clad members of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia were in the streets.
Marines pick up casualties along devastated road south of Baghdad - 4/5/03 3:41 PM
ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Marine casualty and evacuation helicopters ranged across a panorama of destruction south of Baghdad on Saturday and carried a wounded Marine, injured children and at least one Iraqi fighter disguised as a civilian to medical care.
Coalition reports strike on home of Iraqi general notorious for chemical weapons attack - 4/5/03 3:33 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition aircraft on Saturday struck the villa of an Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali" for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds in 1988. U.S. military officials could not confirm where he was or if he was hurt.
Marines pursue Iraqi army, shoot at shadows - 4/5/03 3:33 PM
SOUTHEAST OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They knew the remnants of an Iraqi army division were out there. But in a three-day pursuit that brought them within four miles of Baghdad, all the Marines found were wrecked trucks, abandoned uniforms and frightened civilians.
POW's family not ready for prime time yet - 4/5/03 3:23 PM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- The movie offers have come in, along with proposals for book deals. Everyone, it seems, wants to cash in on the dramatic rescue of former POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
Some Iraqis say thanks for coming _ now show us the water - 4/5/03 3:10 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A thirsty Iraqi mimed drinking from a bottle. A U.S. Marine shook his canteen to show it was empty.
Allied air chief says backbone of Iraq's army has been shattered - 4/5/03 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American commander of the air war over Iraq said Saturday the Republican Guard has ceased to exist as a cohesive fighting force. The choice facing remnants: "We either kill them or they give up."
Community, families mourn deaths of 8 soldiers found during rescue of American POW in Iraq - 4/5/03 3:06 PM
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- News of the death of the first American woman soldier killed in the Iraq war hit hard in this community on the Navajo Reservation, not far from Hopi land.
Postal Service sees mail to war zone increase 35-fold - 4/5/03 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Postal Service has chartered two cargo jets to help deliver 750,000 pounds of mail per week to soldiers stationed in the war zone.
Bush: U.S. helps Iraqi people while defending itself against terror - 4/5/03 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Saturday that coalition forces "serve a great and just cause" as they fight on several fronts in Iraq.
Turkey expels three Iraqi diplomats - 4/5/03 2:39 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey ordered three Iraqi diplomats expelled for engaging in what it said were activities unrelated to their missions, Foreign Ministry officials said Saturday.
War-Phoning Iraq - 4/5/03 2:00 PM
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- The last time Yasin Said spoke by telephone to his parents in Baghdad, the war was two days old.
Patriotism runs deep in small-town Wyoming - 4/5/03 1:45 PM
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) -- Sharon Earhart walks along Bent Street, past the row of flags that have flown since Sept. 11, 2001, handing out star-spangled signs for display in downtown storefronts.
America's remake of Mideast must overcome troubled past, turbulent present - 4/5/03 1:30 PM
AQABA, Jordan (AP) -- At sundown, the gentlemen of Aqaba gather at outdoor tables under a spreading acacia to suck on water pipes, sip mint tea and watch the bombing, live from Baghdad.
Civilians fire paintballs at mock enemy to ease war stress - 4/5/03 1:30 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- During World War II, Americans worked out their anxiety with cartoons portraying Hitler as a pig. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, they used toilet paper imprinted with Osama bin Laden's face. Today, they're shooting paintballs at Saddam Hussein.
Two-week long battle for bridges at Nasiriyah is microcosm of broader war - 4/5/03 1:28 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE -- This story of the two-week long battle for Nasiriyah is based on reports by The Associated Press and other journalists traveling with U.S. Marine and Army units, along with accounts by soldiers evacuated to Germany after being wounded in action.
Postwar paradox: policing a place where cops are criminals - 4/5/03 1:25 PM
Police will be needed to maintain order in postwar Iraq, but the country's cops are notorious for yanking out tongues, dipping dissidents in acid and feeding people to meat grinders.
Too many wounded, too few drugs in Baghdad hospitals, visiting doctor reports - 4/5/03 1:22 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Baghdad's hard-pressed surgeons, flooded with war-wounded, are amputating the limbs of children and adults with too few anesthetics to block the pain and too few antibiotics to protect the patients, a Greek doctor newly arrived from Iraq reported Saturday.
WASHINGTON TODAY: Few of war's architects taking credit for battle plan - 4/5/03 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the war against Iraq enters its riskiest phase, Bush administration officials who pressed the hardest for ousting Saddam Hussein are ducking any responsibility for the battle plan. Credit is being passed down the chain of command.
Administration has shared few details with Congress on postwar Iraq plans - 4/5/03 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress say they know few details about what kind of a postwar government is envisioned for Iraq, how long American troops will have to remain there and how much taxpayer money will have to be spent.
How things survive a hail of bombs - 4/5/03 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nightly ritual of screaming bombs and billowing smoke in Baghdad is followed by this daybreak reality: buildings at ground zero still standing, sometimes looking remarkably intact.
U.S. forces move into Baghdad; Marines battle with bayonets in marsh - 4/5/03 1:13 PM
U.S. armored vehicles drove through Baghdad on Saturday, smashing through Iraq's Republican Guard to reach -- at least briefly -- the ultimate destination of their two-week surge across southern Iraq. In one skirmish, Marines with bayonets battled Arab fighters from abroad in a marsh on Baghdad's outskirts
Community, families mourn deaths of 8 soldiers found during rescue of American POW in Iraq - 4/5/03 12:44 PM
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- News of the death of the first American woman soldier killed in the Iraq war hit hard in this community on the Navajo Reservation, not far from Hopi land.
Families, communities mourn deaths of 8 soldiers found during rescue of American POW in Iraq - 4/5/03 12:40 PM
TUBA CITY (AP) -- News of the death of the first American woman soldier killed in the Iraq war hit hard in this community on the Navajo Reservation, not far from Hopi land.
Coalition reports strike on home of Iraqi general notorious for chemical weapons attack - 4/5/03 12:06 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition aircraft on Saturday struck the villa of an Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali" for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds in 1988.
U.S. forces move through Baghdad, seek to isolate city - 4/5/03 11:51 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American armored combat troops moved through "the heart of Baghdad" on Saturday from the south and coalition troops also took several objectives surrounding the capital in the north and northwest, U.S. military officials said.
U.S. forces move into Baghdad; Marines battle with bayonets in marsh - 4/5/03 11:49 AM
U.S. armored vehicles drove through Baghdad on Saturday, smashing through Iraq's Republican Guard to reach -- at least briefly -- the ultimate destination of their two-week surge across southern Iraq. In one skirmish, Marines with bayonets battled Arab fighters from abroad in a marsh on Baghdad's outskirts
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/5/03 11:44 AM
The names of troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. The military totals include casualties whose names may not yet be available.
Allied air forces begin 24-hour air missions over Iraqi capital, commander says - 4/5/03 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Allied warplanes on Saturday began flying missions over the Iraqi capital specifically designed to prepare for any future U.S. ground attack on downtown Baghdad, the U.S. Air Force general in charge of the air war said.
Families, communities mourn deaths of 8 soldiers found during rescue of American POW in Iraq - 4/5/03 11:10 AM
PHOENIX (AP) -- News of the death of the first American woman soldier killed in the Iraq war hit hard in Tuba City, a community on the Navajo Reservation that is also close to Hopi land.
Coalition reports strike on home of Iraqi general notorious for chemical weapons attack - 4/5/03 11:10 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition aircraft on Saturday struck the villa of an Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali" for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds in 1988.
British forces discover boxes of human remains at warehouse in southern Iraq - 4/5/03 10:54 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- British forces in southern Iraq have found hundreds of boxes containing human remains in a warehouse near Zubayr and are investigating how they got there, military officials said Saturday.
LA Times poll: Americans support broad U.S. role in Middle East - 4/5/03 10:41 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A majority of Americans back the war in Iraq and half reported they would support military action against Iran if it continues to develop nuclear weapons, according to a Los Angeles Times poll released Saturday.
U.S. forces move into Baghdad; Marines battle with bayonets in marsh - 4/5/03 10:37 AM
U.S. armored vehicles drove through Baghdad on Saturday, smashing through Iraq's Republican Guard to reach -- at least briefly -- the ultimate destination of their two-week surge across southern Iraq. In one skirmish, Marines with bayonets battled Arab fighters from abroad in a marsh on Baghdad's outskirts
Saving Pfc. Lynch: Central Command releases details of rescue - 4/5/03 10:14 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Frightened and seriously wounded, a 19-year-old supply clerk who was held by Iraq for more than a week at first hid under a sheet when a team of U.S. military commandos stormed into her hospital room.
Confusion, fear and Fedayeen drift through streets as coalition forces penetrate Baghdad - 4/5/03 10:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Black-clad members of President Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia appeared Saturday for the first time in the streets of central Baghdad, where the arrival of U.S.-led forces created a storm of rumors and confusion.
U.S. forces move through Baghdad, seek to isolate city - 4/5/03 9:50 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American armored combat troops moved through "the heart of Baghdad" on Saturday from the south and coalition troops also took several objectives surrounding the capital in the north and northwest, U.S. military officials said.
Peter Arnett now reporting for Arab channel Al-Arabiya - 4/5/03 9:27 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Peter Arnett, fired by NBC earlier this week for giving an interview to state-run Iraqi television, is reporting for pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Arabiya, the station said Saturday.
U.S. forces move into Baghdad; Marines battle with bayonets in marsh - 4/5/03 9:17 AM
U.S. armored vehicles drove through Baghdad on Saturday, smashing through Iraq's Republican Guard to reach -- at least briefly -- the ultimate destination of their two-week surge across southern Iraq. In one skirmish, Marines with bayonets battled Arab fighters from abroad in a marsh on Baghdad's outskirts
Saving Pfc. Lynch: Central Command releases details of rescue - 4/5/03 9:11 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Frightened and seriously wounded, a 19-year-old supply clerk who was held by Iraq for more than a week at first hid under a sheet when a team of U.S. military commandos stormed into her hospital room.
U.S. forces claim to have moved to center of Baghdad - 4/5/03 8:32 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American armored combat troops entered the "heart of Baghdad" on Saturday, defeating Iraqi forces as they went, the U.S. Central Command said.
Graves of Iraqi fighters potent symbol of ties with Palestinians - 4/5/03 8:12 AM
JENIN, West Bank (AP) -- At a roadside cemetery in the West Bank, in the midst of thistles and pictures honoring Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the graves of 53 Iraqis stand as potent reminders of the Arab nation's involvement in the Palestinian struggle.
Resolve and anxiety duel as troops near pivotal battle - 4/5/03 7:25 AM
Her sunglasses reflect a bronze Vietnam War memorial on the lush grounds of the old North Carolina capitol, but Carol Jackson's thoughts are on today's war in Iraq, a campaign she believes is long overdue.
U.S. troops capture headquarters of Republican Guard division - 4/5/03 7:05 AM
SUWAYRAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Army soldiers Saturday captured the headquarters of the Republican Guard's Medina Division in this town about 35 miles southeast of Baghdad.
Pentagon says U.S. in no hurry to take Baghdad - 4/5/03 6:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq's military is in sad shape and essentially leaderless after two weeks of attacks from the air and the ground, Pentagon officials say.
Turkey expels three Iraqi diplomats - 4/5/03 6:52 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey ordered three Iraqi diplomats expelled for engaging in what it said were activities unrelated to their missions, the Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.
U.S. forces move into Baghdad; Iraqis prepare to resist - 4/5/03 6:10 AM
U.S. armored forces rolled into parts of Baghdad on Saturday, smashing through Iraq's Republican Guard to reach the ultimate destination of their two-week surge across southern Iraq. In one skirmish, Marines with bayonets battled Arab fighters from abroad in a marsh on Baghdad's outskirts.
LA Times poll: Americans support broad U.S. role in Middle East - 4/5/03 5:55 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A majority of Americans back the war in Iraq and half reported they would support military action against Iran if it continues to develop nuclear weapons, according to a Los Angeles Times poll released Sunday.
U.S. warship with carrying tanks crosses Egypt's Suez Canal bound for war in Iraq - 4/5/03 5:45 AM
PORT SAID, Egypt (AP) -- A U.S. warship carrying armored tanks for possible use in the war in Iraq crossed Egypt's Suez Canal early Saturday, harbor officials said.
Families, communities mourn deaths of 8 soldiers found during rescue of American POW in Iraq - 4/5/03 5:36 AM
PHOENIX (AP) -- News of the death of the first American woman soldier killed in the Iraq war hit hard in Tuba City, a community on the Navajo Reservation that is also close to Hopi land.
Australia troops still without casualties in third week of war - 4/5/03 5:23 AM
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian elite commandos are battling Iraqis in "shoot-and-scoot" missions deep behind enemy lines, air force pilots are pounding enemy positions and navy divers are swimming through murky waters hunting anti-shipping mines.
Army forces isolate Baghdad from southwest as Marine forces move in from southeast - 4/5/03 5:22 AM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. ground forces took their first steps into the Iraqi capital Saturday as troops moved in from the south to test the strength of President Saddam Hussein's defenders, who are believed to have fallen back for an urban battle.
Powell says Iraq will be ruled by its people, rejects Syria-Iran invasion claims, says newspaper report - 4/5/03 5:04 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraq should be ruled by its own people and American forces will not invade Syria and Iran after liberating Baghdad, Secretary of State Colin Powell was quoted as saying in an interview published Saturday.
Forces use explosives to clear tunnels at airport - 4/5/03 4:59 AM
BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) -- Using tactics similar to those employed at the caves of Afghanistan, U.S. forces sought to clear Baghdad's international airport Saturday of Iraqi resistance -- both above and below ground.
Kurds gather forces in the southern part of autonomous region - 4/5/03 4:56 AM
SOZ BLAKH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish forces have started massing troops near the southern edge of their autonomous region in striking distance of the oil-rich city of Khaneqin.
U.S. forces move to center of Baghdad - 4/5/03 4:45 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American armored combat troops entered the "heart of Baghdad" on Saturday, defeating Iraqi forces as they went, U.S. Central Command said.
Pentagon: Bodies found in raid that freed U.S. POW included 8 from ambushed convoy - 4/5/03 4:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight dead soldiers found during the rescue of an American POW in Iraq this week were in her ambushed convoy, the Pentagon announced Saturday.
Coalition forces have penetrated to near center of Baghdad. - 4/5/03 3:59 AM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Substantial numbers of coalition troops were near the center of Baghdad on Saturday and had no plans to pull back, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said.
Machine gun fire rips through Baghdad as U.S. troops flow into city - 4/5/03 3:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militiamen materialized in the city center for the first time in weeks as U.S. officials reported that coalition forces had pushed to the heart of Baghdad just hours after their first major incursion.
U.S. army tanks roll into Iraqi capital - 4/5/03 2:58 AM
U.S. forces fought their way to near the center of Baghdad early Saturday while columns of armored vehicles began encircling the city of 5 million people and seat of President Saddam Hussein's power. Thousands of Iraqis fled the city, fearing urban warfare.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/5/03 2:56 AM
Coalition troops entered Baghdad and were near the center of the capital, while Marines and infantry units on the city's edges began moving to encircle the city. U.S. troops captured headquarters of Republican Guard division southeast of Baghdad.
SUWAYRAH: the route. - 4/5/03 2:54 AM
When U.S. troops pulled into Suwaryah, the Republican Guard artillery pieces were sandwiched between civilian homes and business. Hundreds of young men in civilian clothes stood on the side of the road waving as U.S. troops drove by.
SUWAYRAH: completely collapsed. - 4/5/03 2:45 AM
Outside the base on a three-mile stretch of road were hundreds of bunkers and foxholes and dozens of artillery pieces, antiaircraft guns, tanks, and armored personnel carriers.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: Thorp said. - 4/5/03 2:29 AM
The move into the city came after U.S. Army tanks rumbled into Baghdad early Saturday for the first time while columns of armored vehicles began encircling the city of 5 million people and seat of Saddam Hussein's power
Small arms could be key to taking Baghdad, say weapons experts - 4/5/03 2:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Carpet bombs won't pick off an urban sniper. A tank isn't much use in an alley. In a Baghdad battle, handguns and high-powered assault rifles would be vital -- along with some decidedly low-tech weapons like a shotgun, bulldozer or pick ax.
Soldier charged in grenade attack on 101st Airborne Division that killed two in Kuwait - 4/5/03 2:27 AM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A U.S. soldier could face the death penalty after being charged with murder for allegedly tossing grenades into his comrades' tents in Kuwait last month.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: move forward. - 4/5/03 2:25 AM
He declined to be specific on how many troops were moving in the city, describing the numbers as "substantial."
Peace activists learn science of peaceful protest - 4/5/03 2:24 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Pushing as hard as he could, Ken Krayeske tried to force the group of anti-war demonstrators to move. He planted his feet and leaned forward.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: in Baghdad." - 4/5/03 2:23 AM
Thorp said the best way to classify the situation in the city is that it was under control despite sporadic fighting.
CAMP AS SALIYAH: he said - 4/5/03 2:22 AM
Asked if the U.S. Army's V Corps and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were on a probing mission, Thorp said, "they're not coming out."
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/5/03 2:16 AM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 73 dead, eight missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
Pentagon: Bodies found in raid that freed U.S. POW included 8 from her unit - 4/5/03 2:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight dead soldiers found during the rescue of an American POW in Iraq this week were in her ambushed convoy, the Pentagon announced Saturday.
Iranians jittery as war rages next door - 4/5/03 1:58 AM
TEHRAN (AP)-- When a blackout darkened Tehran and other parts of Iran, word spread: U.S. planes had attacked a power plant.
No matter their stance on the war, American youth finding ways to contribute - 4/5/03 1:57 AM
Sarah Abedi, a teen from southern California, is helping raise money for Iraqi families.
Neighborhood schools could prove key in case of terrorist attack - 4/5/03 1:57 AM
WILLOW SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- In a nation at war and on high alert for terrorism, schools across the country could help save thousands of people in case of a chemical or biological attack.
U.S. officials in Kuwait, Iraqi exiles, consider transitional government - 4/5/03 1:47 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The shape Iraq's postwar government will take is still largely unknown, but the U.S. officials who will oversee the nation's transition to peace are just across the border in Kuwait, waiting to go in when the shooting stops.
U.S. military hospital says former POW's prognosis is 'excellent' - 4/5/03 1:23 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Jessica Lynch has a new pair of eyeglasses and a close friend by her bedside. She's also made her first order from the hospital kitchen: turkey, apple sauce and steamed carrots
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/5/03 1:20 AM
U.S. armored vehicles entered Baghdad for the first time, while Marines and infantry units on the city's edges began moving to encircle the city.
Machine gun fire rips through Baghdad as capital prepares for final battle - 4/5/03 1:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Loud explosions mixed with intermittent bursts of machine gun and antiaircraft fire echoed through Baghdad on Saturday morning as allied warplanes rumbled overhead and the city's defenders prepared for a final battle.
Pentagon: Bodies found in raid that freed U.S. POW included 8 from her unit - 4/5/03 1:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight dead soldiers found during the rescue of an American POW in Iraq this week were members of her ambushed Army maintenance unit, the Pentagon announced Saturday.
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Five members of the unit remain listed as prisoners of war. Shortly after the unit's ambush, the five were shown on Iraqi state-run television being questioned by their captors.
WASHINGTON: Bliss, Texas. - 4/5/03 1:03 AM
Five members of the unit remain listed as prisoners of war. Shortly after the unit's ambush, the five were shown on Iraqi state-run television being questioned by their captors.
U.S. army tanks roll into Iraqi capital - 4/5/03 1:03 AM
U.S. Army tanks rumbled into Baghdad early Saturday for the first time while columns of armored vehicles began encircling the city of 5 million people and seat of Saddam Hussein's power. Thousands of Iraqis fled the city, fearing urban warfare.
U.S. armor enters Baghdad for the first time - 4/5/03 12:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. tanks and armored vehicles rolled into the Iraqi capital Saturday morning for the first time, making reconnaissance probes as Marines and infantry on the city edges fought to impose a "choke hold" on President Saddam Hussein's seat of power.
U.S. army tanks roll into Iraqi capital - 4/5/03 12:36 AM
U.S. Army tanks rumbled into Baghdad early Saturday for the first time while columns of armored vehicles began encircling the city of 5 million people and seat of Saddam Hussein's power. Thousands of Iraqis fled the city, fearing urban warfare.

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