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Friday  September 19, 2003

A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 9/19/03 9:01 PM
As of Friday, Sept. 19, 298 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.
U.S. troops patrol Tikrit in tanks in show of force following killing of three soldiers - 9/19/03 8:58 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. tanks and armored fighting vehicles rumbled through Saddam Hussein's hometown and its outskirts early Saturday in a show of force following a coordinated ambush against American forces that killed three soldiers and wounded two.
Saddam's former defense minister surrenders, U.S. troops fight overnight battle after three soldiers killed - 9/19/03 8:25 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's defense minister surrendered to U.S. forces Friday after lengthy negotiations the Americans hope will convince other former soldiers to abandon support for the ousted regime. U.S. soldiers beat back Saddam loyalists after some of the fiercest and best-coordinated attack ...
Kennedy, DeLay clash over criticism of Bush's Iraq policy - 9/19/03 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay lashed out at Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy for his criticism of President Bush's Iraq policy, describing the comments as a "new low" and calling on presidential candidates to repudiate the remarks.
Officials tell AP: U.S. asks Turkey, Pakistan, S.Korea to send troops to Iraq for peacekeeping - 9/19/03 6:05 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The United States has asked Turkey, Pakistan and South Korea to send up to 40,000 troops total to Iraq as part of a global U.S. drive for help to secure the country still wracked by violence, officials from those nations told The Associated Press.
Gaps remain on Iraq resolution but sides express optimism ahead of key meeting - 9/19/03 5:18 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- While gaps remain between U.S. and European positions, there were signs Friday that an agreement may be possible on a new U.N. resolution which could help the United States recruit international troops for duty in Iraq.
Democratic candidate seeks to clarify comments on Iraq resolution - 9/19/03 5:05 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark backtracked from a day-old statement that he probably would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq, saying Friday he "would never have voted for this war."
Former President Carter urges Bush administration to involve the U.N. in Iraqi reconstruction - 9/19/03 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Carter said Friday the United Nations should be asked to join the United States in postwar Iraq.
U.S. soldiers mistakenly fires on car carrying Italian diplomat, killing Iraqi interpreter - 9/19/03 3:49 PM
ROME (AP) -- A U.S. soldier in northern Iraq mistakenly fired on a car carrying an Italian diplomat heading up U.S. efforts to recover Iraq's looted antiquities, killing the man's Iraqi interpreter, apparently because the driver wasn't following orders fast enough, the diplomat said Friday.
EU foreign policy chief says U.N. mandate required for strong participation in Iraq - 9/19/03 3:40 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Union would need a clear U.N. mandate and a timetable for handing over power in Iraq before agreeing to "strong" participation in rebuilding the country, the EU foreign policy chief was quoted as saying Friday.
Stepped-up guerrilla attacks on U.S. forces results in mistaken killings - 9/19/03 3:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In the last six days, U.S. troops have shot at Iraqi police, journalists, a wedding party and a top Italian diplomat searching for looted antiquities.
A look at nations committing troops to Iraq - 9/19/03 3:19 PM
Some of the nations with which the United States has discussed contributing forces to peacekeeping operations in Iraq. There are currently more than 20,000 troops or security forces in Iraq from 26 nations, most of them organized under two peacekeeping contingents: under the British in the south and under ...
Turkey, Pakistan, S.Korea asked by U.S. to send troops to Iraq for peacekeeping - 9/19/03 3:03 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The United States has asked Turkey, Pakistan and South Korea to send up to 40,000 troops total to Iraq as part of a global U.S. drive for help to secure the country still wracked by violence, officials from those nations told The Associated Press.
Bosnian Serb officer tells U.N. tribunal of plans to 'ethnically cleanse' Srebrenica - 9/19/03 2:38 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Bosnian Serb army captain who confessed to his role in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica testified Friday against his former commander, saying plans existed to ethnically cleanse the enclave.
Saddam's former defense minister surrenders, U.S. troops fight overnight battle after three soldiers killed - 9/19/03 2:30 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's defense minister surrendered to U.S. forces Friday after lengthy negotiations the Americans hope will convince other former soldiers to abandon support for the ousted regime. U.S. soldiers beat back Saddam loyalists after some of the fiercest and best-coordinated attack ...
Big explosion hits central Baghdad; no injuries from bomb that went off too soon - 9/19/03 2:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A big explosion, apparently a roadside bomb that detonated prematurely, blew up in a pile of garbage in central Baghdad late Friday. There were no casualties reported.
Big explosion shakes downtown Baghdad, near U.S. military base - 9/19/03 1:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A big explosion rocked central Baghdad late Friday and a huge cloud of smoke was seen rising from the direction of Martyrs' Square, where the American military maintains a base.
Saddam's former defense minister surrenders; U.S. troops fight overnight battle after three soldiers killed - 9/19/03 12:46 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's last defense minister surrendered Friday to an American commander, and U.S. troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles fought an overnight battle near Tikrit after coming under a coordinated attack that killed three soldiers and wounded two.
Bush calls Japanese leader to petition for help in Iraq - 9/19/03 10:33 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- President Bush telephoned Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Friday to personally stump for Tokyo's support in reconstructing Iraq and Afghanistan.
Brazil turns down U.S. requests to send troops to Iraq - 9/19/03 10:07 AM
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil has rejected a U.S. request to send peacekeeping troops to Iraq because of the "difficult" security situation there, Defense Minister Jose Viegas said.
Schroeder: Time for Americans, Germans to 'work together to win the peace' in Iraq - 9/19/03 9:58 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- Germans and Americans should "work together to win the peace" in Iraq, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder wrote in an article published Friday.
U.S. troops mistakenly fire on car carrying Italian diplomat fired, killing Iraqi interpreter - 9/19/03 8:53 AM
ROME (AP) -- American soldiers in northern Iraq mistakenly fired on a car carrying the Italian official heading up U.S. efforts to recover Iraq's looted antiquities, killing the man's Iraqi interpreter, an official said Friday in Rome. The Italian, Pietro Cordone, was unhurt.
Saddam's former defense minister surrenders, U.S. troops fight overnight battle after three soldiers killed - 9/19/03 8:33 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's last defense minister surrendered Friday to an American commander, and U.S. troops backed by helicopters and armored vehicles fought an overnight battle near Tikrit after coming under a coordinated attack that killed three soldiers and wounded two.
Car carrying Italian diplomat fired on in Iraq, interpreter killed - 9/19/03 6:03 AM
ROME (AP) -- A car carrying the Italian official heading up U.S. efforts to recover Iraq's looted antiquities was fired on Friday in northern Iraq, and an interpreter was killed, officials said in Rome. The official, Pietro Cordone, was unhurt.
U.S. troops fight overnight battle after three soldiers killed - 9/19/03 5:15 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops backed by attack helicopters and armored vehicles fought an overnight battle Friday on the outskirts of Tikrit after coming under a coordinated attack that killed three soldiers and injured two.
Sultan Hashim Ahmad surrenders to American general in Mosul - 9/19/03 3:43 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Former Gen. Sultan Hashim Ahmad, Iraq's last defense minister under Saddam Hussein, surrendered to the American general in charge of the north of the country Friday after weeks of negotiations, a Kurdish mediator said.
Saddam's defense minister surrenders to American general in Mosul - 9/19/03 3:26 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Former Gen. Sultan Hashim Ahmad, Iraq's last defense minister under Saddam Hussein, surrendered to the American general in charge of the north of the country Friday after weeks of negotiations, a Kurdish mediator said.
MOSUL, Iraq: from Baghdad. - 9/19/03 3:21 AM
The U.S. military spokesman's office in Baghdad has been without phone service for two days and could not immediately be reached for comment.
MOSUL, Iraq: the time. - 9/19/03 3:10 AM
News of the negotiations first emerged Tuesday when Bagistani showed The Associated Press a letter to Ahmad from Petraeus, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, in which he promised to treat Ahmad with the "utmost dignity and respect" if he turned himself in.
Coalition studying measures to ease the occupation's burden on ordinary Iraqis - 9/19/03 3:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Amid rising American casualties and Iraqi discontent, authorities in charge of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq are studying several measures to ease the burden on ordinary citizens, including shortening the curfew in Baghdad and withdrawing U.S. troops from selected cities.
Bush to pursue new U.N. resolution on Iraq in New York next week - 9/19/03 3:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With little chance that a resolution on Iraq will be approved quickly, President Bush is pinning his hopes on face-to-face diplomacy he will conduct on the sidelines of his visit to the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.
Baghdad community center is spot of hope in troubled city - 9/19/03 2:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In a city caught in a cycle of violence and crushed expectations, the al-Maghrib Community Center is a bright spot, evidence of how a vanquished and occupied Baghdad is trying to get back on its feet.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 9/19/03 2:05 AM
As of Thursday, Sept. 18, 300 U.S. soldiers have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Three American soldiers die in ambush near Saddam Hussein's birthplace - 9/19/03 2:00 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- An ambush killed three American soldiers and wounded two others a day after the broadcast of an audiotape in which the ousted dictator called on Iraqis to step up such attacks.
Iraq's last smallpox outbreak came in 1972 - 9/19/03 1:36 AM
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.
Bush administration officials have long speculated Iraq could possess smallpox - 9/19/03 1:35 AM
A look at comments made by Bush administration officials about Iraq and smallpox
AP Exclusive: U.S. weapons hunters find no evidence Iraq had smallpox - 9/19/03 1:34 AM
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.

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