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Sunday  November 2, 2003

Sadness, uncertainty for community whose soldiers were shot down in attack on helicopter - 11/2/03 9:30 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- A community that already had lost 21 comrades in Iraq suffered another blow Sunday with the news that troops on their way home for R&R were aboard a helicopter shot down by insurgents.
Sadness, uncertainty for community whose soldiers were shot down in attack on helicopter - 11/2/03 8:45 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- A community that already had lost 21 comrades in Iraq suffered another blow Sunday with the news that troops on their way home for R&R were aboard a helicopter shot down by insurgents.
U.S. helicopter shot down in Iraq: 16 U.S. soldiers killed and 20 wounded - 11/2/03 8:35 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Targeting Americans with new audacity, insurgents hiding in a date palm grove shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying dozens of soldiers heading for home leave Sunday, killing 16 and wounding 20 in the deadliest strike against U.S. forces since they invaded Iraq in March.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 11/2/03 8:33 PM
As of Sunday, Nov. 2, 360 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Rumsfeld calls deadly attack on Army helicopter a national tragedy - 11/2/03 8:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans should view the deadly attack on an Army helicopter in Iraq as the tragic but inevitable cost of waging a long war, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday.
U.S. helicopter shot down in Iraq: 15 U.S. soldiers killed and 21 wounded - 11/2/03 8:01 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Targeting Americans with new audacity, insurgents hiding in a date palm grove shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying dozens of soldiers heading for home leave Sunday, killing 15 and wounding 21 in the deadliest strike against U.S. forces since they invaded Iraq in March.
U.S. helicopter shot down in Iraq: 15 U.S. soldiers killed and 21 wounded - 11/2/03 4:26 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Targeting American forces with new audacity, insurgents hiding in a date palm grove shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying dozens of American troops Sunday, killing 15 and wounding 21 in the deadliest strike against U.S. forces since they invaded Iraq in March.
Rumsfeld calls deadly attack on Army helicopter a national tragedy - 11/2/03 4:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans should view the deadly attack on an Army helicopter in Iraq as the tragic but inevitable cost of waging a long war, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday.
Troops aboard two helicopters attacked in Iraq, one shot down, from several bases - 11/2/03 3:58 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- Troops from bases in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Texas were aboard two helicopters taking soldiers for R&R leave when one was shot down in Iraq on Sunday, a Fort Carson spokesman said. Fifteen soldiers were killed and 21 injured in the attack
In a reversal, White House agrees to surrender Iraq intelligence to Senate panel - 11/2/03 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House reversed itself and promised the Senate Intelligence Committee access to all materials requested for its inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq, the committee chairman said Sunday.
Helicopter attack dispels hopes to a quick end of fighting in Iraq: `We're in a war here' - 11/2/03 3:24 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- "As we fight this low-intensity conflict," the American general said, "there will be ... more tragedies in the future." Hours later, in the flash of a guerrilla missile, tragedy struck again and the intensity of this American conflict moved up a notch.
Officials: Some troops in Iraq helicopter crash from Fort Carson, some from medical units - 11/2/03 2:07 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- Some of the American troops killed or injured Sunday in the downing of a Chinook helicopter in Iraq are from Fort Carson, a post spokesman said.
Iraq neighbors call for border control cooperation, urge America to restore order - 11/2/03 1:49 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Arab, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers condemned terrorist bombings in Iraq and called on Iraqi officials to cooperate on border control Sunday after talks on the Iraqi crisis -- which Baghdad's interim authority boycotted.
Rumsfeld calls deadly attack on Army helicopter a national tragedy - 11/2/03 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans should view the deadly attack on an Army helicopter in Iraq as the tragic but inevitable cost of waging a long war, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday.
U.S. `R&R' helicopter shot down, 15 dead, in deadliest single strike on Americans in Iraq - 11/2/03 1:08 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in central Iraq on Sunday as it carried troops headed for R&R, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 21 in the deadliest single strike against American troops since the start of war.
Coalition countries enhancing security but refusing to withdraw from Iraq - 11/2/03 12:47 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- They're doing what they can to tighten security -- but they're also talking tough and refusing to budge.
Some casualties from Iraq helicopter crash believed from Fort Carson - 11/2/03 12:08 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- Some of the American troops killed in the downing of a helicopter in Iraq on Sunday were believed to be from Fort Carson, a post spokesman said.
Rumsfeld calls downing of U.S. helicopter a national tragedy - 11/2/03 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday the deadly downing of a U.S. military helicopter in Iraq was a national tragedy and that those responsible would be defeated.
Regional states denounce terrorist bombings in Iraq, urge America to restore order - 11/2/03 10:42 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Arab, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers condemned terrorist bombings in Iraq, urged U.S.-led forces to restore security and called on Iraqis to cooperate on border control at Sunday's conclusion of a two-day meeting on the Iraqi crisis -- which Baghdad's interim authority boycot ...
U.S. `R&R' helicopter shot down, 15 dead, in deadliest single strike on Americans in Iraq - 11/2/03 10:15 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in central Iraq on Sunday as it carried troops headed for R&R, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 21 in the deadliest single strike against American troops since the start of war.
Deadliest attacks in Iraq since the war began on March 20 - 11/2/03 10:09 AM
A look at some of the deadliest days of attacks in Iraq since the war began on March 20. President Bush declared major combat over in Iraq on May 1.
FALLUJAH, Iraq: killing Iraqis." - 11/2/03 9:17 AM
The missiles flashed toward the helicopter from behind, as usual with heat-seeking shoulder-fired missiles such as the Russian-made SA-7. The old Iraqi army had a large inventory of SA-7s, also known as Strelas.
FALLUJAH, Iraq: ousted Saddam Hussein. - 11/2/03 9:13 AM
The attacks came amid threats attributed to Saddam's party of a wave of violence against the U.S. occupation, though there was still no sign of the rumored "Day of Resistance" allegedly planned for Saturday in Baghdad.
Neighbors denounce terrorist groups inside Iraq, urge America to restore order, according to draft statement - 11/2/03 7:53 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Arab, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers denounced terrorist groups operating in Iraq and urged U.S.-led forces to restore security and stability there, according to a draft communique obtained Sunday on the final day of talks on the war's regional impact.
U.S. helicopter downed with R&R soldiers in Iraq; 13 dead, 20 injured - 11/2/03 7:38 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Chinook helicopter carrying troops en route home for leave was struck by a missile Sunday and crashed west of Baghdad, killing 13 soldiers and wounding more than 20, the U.S. command and witnesses reported.
A look at the Chinook helicopter shot down in Iraq - 11/2/03 6:28 AM
The CH-47 Chinook is a twin-turbine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift transport helicopter. The helicopter is primarily used to move troops, artillery, ammunition, fuel, water, barrier materials, supplies and equipment on the battlefield.
U.S. helicopter downed with R&R soldiers in Iraq; two dead, 20 injured - 11/2/03 6:07 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Chinook helicopter believed carrying dozens of soldiers to leaves abroad was struck by a missile and crashed west of Baghad on Sunday, killing 13 soldiers and wounding more than 20 others, the U.S. command and witnesses reported.
BAGHDAD:near Fallujah. - 11/2/03 5:45 AM
Meanwhile, other American soldiers were reported killed in ground attacks here and elsewhere in central Iraq, as insurgents pressed a campaign that has stepped up in recent days -- a "tough week," in the words of the U.S. occupation chief.
FALLUJAH: released soon. - 11/2/03 4:56 AM
American military officials have repeatedly warned that hundreds of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles remain unaccounted for in Iraq since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime in April. Insurgents have fired on U.S. aircraft before, but this was the first known shootdown involving the Baghdad airpo ...
FALLUJAH: official confirmation - 11/2/03 4:51 AM
Witnesses south of Fallujah, 40 miles west of the capital, said they saw two missiles fired at the helicopter, which came down near the village of Hasi, six miles to the south. Fallujah is a center of Sunni Muslim resistance to the U.S. occupation.
U.S. helicopter downed with R&R soldiers in Iraq; two dead, 20 injured; bloody clashes elsewhere - 11/2/03 4:49 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Chinook helicopter believed carrying dozens of soldiers to their leaves abroad was struck by a missile and crashed amid corn fields west of Baghdad on Sunday, witnesses and U.S. officials said. At least two soldiers were killed and 20 injured, a coalition official said.
U.S. helicopter carrying soldiers to R&R shot down in Iraq; 1 dead, 20 injured - 11/2/03 4:13 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Chinook helicopter believed carrying dozens of soldiers to their R&R leaves was struck by a missile and crashed in corn fields as it was headed for Baghdad airport on Sunday, witnesses and U.S. officials said. The U.S. command reported at least one soldier killed and 20 injure ...
U.S. helicopter shot down with R&R soldiers in Iraq; 1 dead, 20 injured - 11/2/03 4:01 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Chinook helicopter believed carrying dozens of soldiers to their R&R leaves was shot down as it was headed for Baghdad airport on Sunday, killing at least one soldier and wounding 20, the U.S. command said.
U.S. Chinook helicopter shot down in central Iraq; at least one dead, 20 injured - 11/2/03 3:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Chinook helicopter believed carrying dozens of soldiers to their R&R leaves was shot down as it approached Baghdad airport on Sunday, the U.S. command said. It reported at least one soldier killed and 20 injured.
BAGHDAD: Baghdad airport. - 11/2/03 3:22 AM
The helicopter was part of a formation of two Chinooks carrying more than 50 passengers to the U.S. base at the former Saddam International Airport, renamed Baghdad International.
U.S. Chinook helicopter shot down, at least 20 wounded - 11/2/03 2:54 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Chinook helicopter was shot down Sunday near Baghdad airport, injuring at least 20 people on board, a U.S. military spokesman said.
BAGHDAD: one crewmember. - 11/2/03 2:41 AM
On June 12, a U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter was shot down by hostile fire in the western desert, and two crewmembers were rescued unhurt. Those were the only U.S. military aircraft known to have been shot down since President Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq on May 1.
BAGHDAD: be identified. - 11/2/03 2:37 AM
U.S. military officials have repeatedly warned that thousands of surface-to-air missiles remain unaccounted for Iraq after the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime in April and pose a threat to aviation here.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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