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Thursday  September 18, 2003

Three American soldiers killed in ambush just outside Saddam Hussein's hometown - 9/18/03 11:18 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers ambushed a U.S. military patrol late Thursday, killing three American soldiers and wounding two on the outskirts of Saddam Hussein's hometown. The assault near Tikrit came hours after insurgents ambushed two U.S. military convoys with remote-controlled bombs, opening a three- ...
Secretary of State Colin Powell says Iraqis on road to democratic self-government - 9/18/03 11:03 PM
HONG KONG (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that a visit to post-war Iraq has convinced him that Iraqis are embracing freedom and heading toward democracy, pledging U.S. forces will stay until the country is fully democratic.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 9/18/03 8:55 PM
As of Thursday, Sept. 18, 297 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Bush administration officials have long speculated Iraq could possess smallpox - 9/18/03 7:57 PM
A look at comments made by Bush administration officials about Iraq and smallpox:
Three American soldiers killed in ambush just outside Saddam Hussein's hometown - 9/18/03 7:36 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers ambushed a U.S. military patrol late Thursday, killing three American soldiers and wounding two on the outskirts of Saddam Hussein's hometown. The assault near Tikrit came hours after insurgents ambushed two U.S. military convoys with remote-controlled bombs, opening a three- ...
U.S. forces detain aide to senior Iraqi official and Saddam confidante, make plea for former defense minister to surrender - 9/18/03 7:01 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces have detained an aide to one of Saddam Hussein's most trusted advisers who is high on America's most-wanted list of Iraqis, a U.S. commander in northern Iraq announced Thursday. The U.S. military also issued a televised plea for the former Iraqi defense minister to surrender ...
AP Interview: Kennedy says the case for war against Iraq was a `fraud' - 9/18/03 6:27 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- The case for going to war against Iraq was a fraud "made up in Texas" to give Republicans a political boost, Sen. Edward Kennedy said Thursday.
TIKRIT: he said. - 9/18/03 6:24 PM
The soldiers were part of a patrol investigating a suspected site used to launch rocket propelled grenades, or RPG's, at American military convoys. The weapons have been used to launch repeated attacks against the U.S. military in and around Tikrit.
U.S. wants Israeli military's occupation training software - 9/18/03 5:56 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In an apparent search for pointers on how to police a hostile population, the U.S. military that's trying to bring security to Iraq is showing interest in Israeli software instructing soldiers on how to behave in the West Bank and Gaza, an Israeli military official said Thursday.
In AP interview, Kennedy says the case for war against Iraq was a `fraud' - 9/18/03 5:10 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- The case for going to war against Iraq was a fraud "made up in Texas" to give Republicans a political boost, Sen. Edward Kennedy said Thursday.
Assailants ambush U.S. troops, Iraqis and Americans wounded - 9/18/03 3:41 PM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents ambushed two U.S. military convoys with remote-controlled bombs and opened fire on one of them Thursday, unleashing a three-hour gunbattle in this dangerous city west of Baghdad. The U.S. military said two soldiers were wounded.
AP Exclusive: U.S. weapons hunters find no evidence Iraq had smallpox - 9/18/03 3:33 PM
Top American scientists assigned to the weapons hunt in Iraq found no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime was making or stockpiling smallpox, The Associated Press has learned from senior military officers involved in the search.
Kennedy says the case for war against Iraq was a `fraud' - 9/18/03 3:07 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- The case for going to war against Iraq was a fraud "made up in Texas" to give Republicans a political boost, Sen. Edward Kennedy said Thursday.
Bush to pursue new U.N. resolution on Iraq in New York next week - 9/18/03 2:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush has abandoned hope for approval of a U.N. resolution on Iraq before he speaks to the General Assembly on Tuesday, and will pursue face-to-face diplomacy in New York in an effort to persuade more nations to help secure and rebuild the shattered nation.
Valuable Sumerian relic recovered from hiding place in orchard outside Baghdad - 9/18/03 1:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Lady of Warka, one the two most precious relics looted from the Iraqi National Museum in the chaos that followed the April 9 fall of Baghdad, has been recovered by U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police, the head of Iraq's Antiquities Department said on Thursday.
Iraq's last smallpox outbreak came in 1972 - 9/18/03 1:46 PM
Iraq's last reported smallpox outbreak came in 1972, the same year Iraq started biological weapons research. A World Health Organization report estimated 800 people were infected in that outbreak, which spread to Iran, Syria and Yugoslavia.
U.S. troops ambushed in Khaldiyah after romote-controlled bomb explodes - 9/18/03 1:45 PM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas ambushed two U.S. military convoys with remote-controlled bombs in separate attacks Thursday, wounding two Americans and sparking a heavy gunbattle in which a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest and two trucks were destroyed.
American soldiers involved in shooting of Iraqi police had arrived in city a day earlier - 9/18/03 10:27 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- American soldiers who mistakenly killed eight Iraqi policemen and a Jordanian guard this month had been in this turbulent city for only one day and were in the midst of a handover from one military unit to another, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.
Coalition commander: No Americans or Britons detained in Iraq - 9/18/03 10:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops in Iraq are not currently holding any American or British citizens in custody, the commander of coalition forces said Thursday.
U.S. troops ambushed in Khaldiyah; boy reported killed by soldiers who mistakenly open fire at wedding - 9/18/03 10:12 AM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas ambushed a U.S. military convoy Thursday, sparking a heavy gunbattle in which a truck was destroyed. In a nearby town, an American patrol opened fire on a wedding, killing a 14-year-old boy, after mistaking celebratory gunfire for an attack, witnesses said.
Treasury Secretary Snow says he expects Saudi Arabia to help reconstruct Iraq and Afghanistan - 9/18/03 9:36 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said Thursday he expects Saudi Arabia will help fund reconstruction in Iraq, but declined to say whether he had succeeded in persuading the Saudis to fund the rebuilding of the Iraqi army.
U.S. troops ambushed in central Iraqi town where police chief killed this week - 9/18/03 9:25 AM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops were ambushed on the main road of this central Iraqi town Thursday, coming under heavy gunfire that destroyed a truck.
Neighbors say boy killed by U.S. forces who opened fire after celebratory gunfire at wedding - 9/18/03 7:00 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Neighbors said Thursday that a 14-year-old boy was killed and six people were wounded after people at a wedding fired guns into the air to celebrate and a passing U.S. military patrol opened fire, believing it was under attack.
Germany and France say they have never considered vetoing U.S. resolution on Iraq - 9/18/03 3:29 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Germany's U.N. ambassador said nobody on the Security Council has ever threatened to veto a new Iraq resolution, and a French diplomat stressed that Paris has never had any intention of opposing the U.S. proposal.
Iraqi Governing Council hopes to claim Iraq's U.N. seat - 9/18/03 2:19 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, its image buttressed by new support from the Arab League and OPEC, now plans to send its president to New York to claim Iraq's seat at the U.N. General Assembly, diplomats said.
US-Iraq-Details - 9/18/03 2:01 AM
Highlights of the $87 billion request for U.S. operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere that President Bush formally sent Congress on Wednesday
US-Iraq-Details - 9/18/03 2:01 AM
Highlights of the $87 billion request for U.S. operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere that President Bush formally sent Congress on Wednesday
Republicans say they will examine Bush's $87 billion war request closely - 9/18/03 2:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans say they will try to push President Bush's $87 billion war request rapidly through Congress, but not before lawmakers sensitive to record federal deficits give it a thorough look.
Explosion reported at oil pipeline in northern Iraq - 9/18/03 1:54 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion along the main oil pipeline from Iraq to Turkey triggered a large fire early Thursday near the northern Iraqi town of Bayji, witnesses said.
Building a new Iraqi army will cost an estimated $2 billion next year, officials say - 9/18/03 1:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At an estimated cost next year of $2 billion, the United States plans to build, virtually from scratch, a new Iraqi army of 30,000 to 40,000 soldiers.

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