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Sunday  April 13, 2003

Marines free seven U.S. POWs - 4/13/03 11:52 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Iraqi troops south of Tikrit handed U.S. Marines a stunning surprise Sunday: seven American POWs released in relatively good condition after three weeks of captivity. They said they were treated roughly when captured, but given medical care, and some believed they were doomed.
U.S. forces clash with loyalists in last bastion of resistance - 4/13/03 11:20 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines moved into Saddam Hussein's hometown early Monday in a new foray to battle the city's scattered defenders as U.S. artillery and warplanes tried to wear down any attempt at a last stand at the Iraqi leader's power base.
Oil may not be enough for Baghdad to reclaim Mideast role as vibrant commercial hub - 4/13/03 11:13 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Saddam Hussein took a wealthy, thriving country and drove it into the ground. Restoring Iraq's economy will take years, analysts say, even with the world's second-largest proven oil reserves.
Seven POWs taste freedom on the road to the last hostile stronghold facing U.S. troops - 4/13/03 11:00 PM
U.S. forces met sporadic resistance Sunday in their move on Tikrit, birthplace of Saddam Hussein, after spiriting to safety seven missing American soldiers who had been shuttled from one Iraqi jail to another to keep ahead of advancing troops.
A look at the seven U.S. prisoners of war released in Iraq - 4/13/03 10:49 PM
Seven American prisoners of war were set free Sunday by Iraqi troops after three weeks of captivity. They included five members of the 507th Maintenance Company based in Fort Bliss, Texas, and two Army helicopter pilots from Fort Hood, Texas. A look at the seven POWs:
Marines free seven U.S. POWs; ex-captives say they were treated roughly when captured - 4/13/03 10:33 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Iraqi troops south of Tikrit handed U.S. Marines a stunning surprise Sunday: seven American POWs released in relatively good condition after three weeks of captivity. They said they were treated roughly when captured, but given medical care, and some believed they were doomed.
Investigators using Saddam's DNA to determine his fate - 4/13/03 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gen. Tommy Franks disclosed Sunday that American authorities have DNA from Saddam Hussein and his sons, raising hopes that forensic experts can determine whether the Iraqi president was killed in U.S. strikes on government compounds.
Joy, tears and overwhelming relief for families of seven rescued POWS - 4/13/03 10:17 PM
Their long weeks of waiting over, their prayers finally answered, families of seven captured U.S. soldiers laughed and cried with unbridled joy Sunday as they celebrated word that their loved ones had been released in Iraq.
U.S. forces clash with loyalists in last bastion of resistance - 4/13/03 9:55 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marine patrols made rapid incursions into Saddam Hussein's hometown Sunday and clashed with its scattered defenders, using airstrikes and artillery in a bid to overwhelm any plans for a furious last stand at the Iraqi leader's power base.
Kuwait-based Shiite groups calls on U.S.-British forces to protect top clerics in holy Iraqi city of Najaf - 4/13/03 8:52 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A mob surrounded the home of Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric and demanded that he and other top clerics leave the country, the latest instance of bitter rivalries erupting in the holy city of Najaf, Shiite leaders in neighboring Kuwait said Sunday.
Seven POWs taste freedom on the road to the last hostile stronghold facing U.S. troops - 4/13/03 7:37 PM
U.S. forces met sporadic resistance Sunday in their move on Tikrit, birthplace of Saddam Hussein, after spiriting to safety seven missing American soldiers unexpectedly released by a leaderless band of Iraqi troops.
Seeking stability, coalition and Iraqis are cooperating _ tentatively - 4/13/03 7:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Manning roadblocks, Sgt. Steven Christopher found himself picking up Arabic phrases he'd never heard but suddenly needed: "You are a thief. Do you think I am stupid? If you steal, we can shoot you."
Kirkuk residents appeal for water, electricity, law and order - 4/13/03 6:59 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- American military personnel met with Kirkuk's tribesmen, political and religious leaders Sunday to discuss how to restore law and order -- as well as water, electricity and gas cut off since the retreat of Saddam Hussein's forces three days earlier.
Joy, tears and overwhelming relief for families of seven rescued POWS - 4/13/03 6:35 PM
Their long weeks of waiting over, their prayers finally answered, families of seven captured U.S. soldiers laughed and cried with unbridled joy Sunday as they celebrated word that their loved ones had been released in Iraq.
Seven POWs taste freedom on the road to the last hostile stronghold facing U.S. troops - 4/13/03 6:19 PM
U.S. forces met sporadic resistance Sunday in their move on Tikrit, birthplace of Saddam Hussein, after spiriting to safety seven missing American soldiers unexpectedly released by a leaderless band of Iraqi troops.
Advance elements of the much heralded 4th Infantry Division enters Iraq - 4/13/03 5:55 PM
IN THE KUWAITI DESERT (AP) -- Meeting no resistance, advance elements of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division entered southern Iraq late Sunday to reinforce the American war effort.
Suitcase guns, cyanide pistols found in Baath enclave - 4/13/03 5:30 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Soldiers searching homes in a Baath Party enclave on Sunday turned up weapons straight out of James Bond movies -- among them suitcases that concealed submachine guns and air pistols that fired cyanide pellets.
Yemen grants asylum to Iraq's ambassador to Egypt; Spain expels seven Iraqi embassy officials - 4/13/03 5:20 PM
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen granted asylum to Iraq's ambassador to Egypt on Sunday, top Foreign Ministry officials said, while Spain ordered seven Iraqi embassy officials to leave the country.
China says Baghdad embassy attacked, demands U.S. secure building - 4/13/03 5:08 PM
BEIJING (AP) -- China said Sunday that looters ransacked its embassy in Baghdad, and demanded that the United States protect the building and replace any stolen items
Thousands of Pakistani children rally for Iraqi children - 4/13/03 5:06 PM
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- More than 4,000 Pakistani boys and girls wore mock bandages and carried signs decrying child casualties in Iraq in a rally organized by Pakistan's largest hard-line religious party.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/13/03 4:55 PM
American forces entered the town of Tikrit on Sunday, clashing with fighters loyal to President Saddam Hussein who fled there during the coalition's overpowering push north. Marines rescued seven POWs south of Tikrit, and U.S. forces captured a half brother of Saddam who was apparently trying to flee to
CNN crew, Iraqis in brief gunfight while driving out of Tikrit, two slightly injured - 4/13/03 4:55 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- An armed guard protecting a CNN crew engaged in a brief gunfight with Iraqi forces while speeding through a checkpoint near Tikrit on Sunday. Two people in the CNN convoy were slightly injured.
Seeking stability, coalition and Iraqis are cooperating _ tentatively - 4/13/03 4:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Manning roadblocks, Sgt. Steven Christopher found himself picking up Arabic phrases he'd never heard but suddenly needed: "You are a thief. Do you think I am stupid? If you steal, we can shoot you."
Iraqis surprise Marines with seven U.S. POWs - 4/13/03 4:51 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Iraqi troops south of Tikrit handed U.S. Marines a stunning surprise Sunday: seven American POWs released in relatively good condition after 22 days of captivity.
U.S. forces clash with loyalists in last bastion of resistance - 4/13/03 4:46 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines entered Saddam Hussein's hometown and power base Sunday and clashed with some final vestiges of Iraqi resistance, using airstrikes and artillery assaults aimed at overwhelming any plans for a furious last stand.
Iraqis surprise Marines with seven U.S. POWs - 4/13/03 4:37 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Iraqi troops south of Tikrit handed U.S. Marines a stunning surprise Sunday: seven American POWs released in relatively good condition after 22 days of captivity.
Joy, tears and overwhelming relief for families of seven rescued POWS - 4/13/03 4:31 PM
Their long weeks of waiting over, their prayers finally answered, families of seven captured U.S. soldiers laughed and cried with unbridled joy Sunday as they celebrated word that their loved ones had been released in Iraq.
IMF and World Bank endorse sending fact-finders to assess Iraq rebuilding costs - 4/13/03 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two international lending agencies endorsed a U.S. request to send fact-finders to Iraq to assess rebuilding costs as finance officials on Sunday wrapped up meetings dominated by divisions over post-Saddam Iraq.
CNN crew, Iraqis in brief gunfight while driving out of Tikrit, two slightly injured - 4/13/03 4:19 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- An armed guard protecting a CNN crew engaged in a brief gunfight with Iraqi forces while speeding through a checkpoint near Tikrit on Sunday. Two people in the CNN convoy were slightly injured.
U.S.-led coalition holding top Iraqis including Saddam's half brother - 4/13/03 4:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several top officials of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, including the president's half brother and a former science adviser, have been captured by allied forces.
Iraq's feared prison stands empty, another symbol of a vanquished regime - 4/13/03 4:04 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- Falah Hassan spent five years behind the walls of Abu Ghraib prison before he was freed in a mass pardon last fall. On Sunday, he strolled around what was once one of the world's most feared prisons, playing guide to a visitor while looking for a power generator to loot.
Marines find seven missing Americans, enter city of Saddam's birth - 4/13/03 3:40 PM
Seven missing U.S. soldiers tasted freedom again Sunday, released by their captors into the care of American troops advancing on the hometown of the vanished -- and perhaps dead -- Saddam Hussein. Marines met little resistance entering the city of Tikrit.
Looted safe house reveals playboy life of Saddam's eldest son - 4/13/03 3:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The looted palace of Saddam Hussein's oldest son, Odai, reveals a playboy lifestyle and a heart hardened against his father.
U.S. forces in southern Iraq on guard against infiltration by foreign fighters - 4/13/03 3:07 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq, (AP) -- As the U.S. military races to close pockets of resistance in Iraq and quell civil disorder, the Americans are also on guard against potentially threatening groups from outside that may slip over unwatched borders.
Marines try to clean up dangerous ammunition abandoned by Iraqi military - 4/13/03 2:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Men and boys played soccer just feet away from a rocket-propelled grenade hidden in the tall grass. Little children frolicked on huge, loaded anti-aircraft guns abandoned in the middle of a highway. Schools where families slept were stacked with thousands of boxes of ammunition.
Oil may not be enough for Baghdad to reclaim Mideast role as vibrant commercial hub - 4/13/03 2:54 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Saddam Hussein took a wealthy, thriving country and drove it into the ground. Restoring Iraq's economy will take years, analysts say, even with the world's second-largest proven oil reserves.
Investigators using Saddam's DNA to determine his fate - 4/13/03 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gen. Tommy Franks disclosed Sunday that American authorities have DNA from Saddam Hussein and his sons, raising hopes that forensic experts can determine whether the Iraqi president was killed in U.S. strikes on government compounds.
War and despair, hope and olive branches shape a Sunday in Baghdad - 4/13/03 2:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Handfuls of Baghdad's Christians gathered to grasp a bit of greenery and a message of hope this Palm Sunday, in a city and nation struggling to restore the rhythms of the calender, of commerce and of their lives.
One village offers tiny piece of giant puzzle: war's civilian casualty count - 4/13/03 2:45 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: The civilian casualty tally from the war is far from complete. In one village, however, they all know their own toll: a teenager and three children dead, at least 12 people injured, and tears that are still being shed for those lost here during the last major battle on the northern front.
Marines move into Saddam's hometown of Tikrit; first televised footage shows weakened defenses - 4/13/03 2:43 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American troops entered Tikrit on Sunday, meeting little resistance as they pushed into the last stronghold of fighters loyal to President Saddam Hussein, the U.S. military said.
War-Weapons Hunt - 4/13/03 2:43 PM
In an April 10 story, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Stephen Black, a former U.N. weapons inspector, was taking part in the U.S.-led disarmament effort in Iraq. Black says he is not working with other former inspectors currently involved in disarming Iraq
POWs released by Iraqi troops in good shape - 4/13/03 2:39 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Unexpectedly released by Iraqi troops, seven U.S. POWs basked in a warm welcome Sunday and were declared in good shape after their 22 days of imprisonment.
Bush says Syria `needs to cooperate' by not harboring Iraqi leaders - 4/13/03 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush warned Syria on Sunday not to harbor fleeing Iraqi leaders and asked for patience as the United States and allies restore order in Iraq.
Rescued POWs assessed and released in Kuwait - 4/13/03 1:56 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The seven U.S. POWs freed in Iraq on Sunday were released after medical examinations in Kuwait, an Army nurse said.
Jordan acknowledges arrival of first Saudi oil supply in the wake of Iraqi war - 4/13/03 1:47 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan said Sunday that it has received about 700,000 barrels of oil from Saudi Arabia, the first acknowledged supply since the flow from neighboring Iraq ceased at the onset of the U.S.-led war.
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait City. - 4/13/03 1:40 PM
The nurse refused to identify the injured soldiers or give details about the examinations.
Seven missing U.S. soldiers found alive in Iraq; Marines enter Saddam's hometown - 4/13/03 1:33 PM
Seven U.S. POWs in Iraq were found alive Sunday, though two had gunshot wounds, American officials said. They were recovered by part of a Marine task force that later entered Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, signaling the imminent fall of the last major bastion of his loyalists.
KUWAIT CITY: Ruth Lee. - 4/13/03 1:26 PM
Earlier Sunday, Iraqi troops released the seven POWs to Marines en route to Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
Kuwaiti team extinguishes last fire in Iraq's al-Rumeila oil field - 4/13/03 1:25 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwaiti firefighters put out the last oil well fire at al-Rumeila field in southern Iraq on Sunday, a Kuwait oil industry spokesman said.
WASHINGTON: denied it. - 4/13/03 1:25 PM
Bush warned Syria and the other members of his "axis of evil," Iran and North Korea, that Iraq's example shows "we're serious about stopping weapons of mass destruction."
WASHINGTON: in Iraq. - 4/13/03 1:23 PM
Bush was irritated by media reports that focused on the chaos and looting in Iraq after the fall of Saddam's government.
Rescued POW Lynch probably will be hospitalized `at least a few weeks,' doctor says - 4/13/03 1:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As rescued prisoner of war Jessica Lynch spent her first full day back in the United States recovering from her injuries, she rejoiced over news that seven other U.S. POWs -- including five captured with her -- were found alive Sunday in Iraq.
Missing Iraqi information minister now a cult figure _ with a Web site, too - 4/13/03 1:17 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- He bemused the West with his litany of claimed victories over coalition troops, and amused Arabs with his bottomless dictionary of insults. Iraq's information minister hasn't been seen for days, but he's hardly disappeared.
WASHINGTON: in Syria. - 4/13/03 1:17 PM
Bush, who spent the weekend at Camp David in Maryland, was informed at about 7 a.m. EDT by his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, that seven soldiers were released in Iraq. The president seemed especially upbeat as he returned Sunday afternoon to the White House.
Ukrainian cameraman killed in Iraq mourned in Kiev - 4/13/03 1:09 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Hundreds of journalists, public figures, friends and relatives attended a funeral Sunday for Taras Protsyuk, a Ukrainian journalist killed while covering the war in Iraq.
Fort Bragg youth sports distract kids and soldiers' spouses from war - 4/13/03 1:00 PM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Mundy Garcia had never coached or even played soccer before, but since the war started in Iraq the 28-year-old mother of four has become coach of two youth teams.
Haggard and limping but free, seven U.S. POWs found south of Tikrit - 4/13/03 12:56 PM
NEAR KUT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi troops released seven U.S. POWs -- some wounded but in good condition -- to Marines on Sunday, a surprise development near where U.S. troops were entering Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
Israel lowers state of alert on possible Iraqi attack - 4/13/03 12:41 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel lowered its state of alert Sunday on a possible attack from Iraq, telling citizens they no longer need to carry gas masks and keep a sealed room in their homes, the Defense Ministry said.
Families of rescued POWs, pilots celebrate after recognizing them in photos, TV footage - 4/13/03 12:10 PM
As word spread early Sunday that seven American prisoners of war had been found in Iraq, families of missing U.S. soldiers began recognizing their loved ones in television footage and getting the calls they had been waiting for -- their soldiers were alive.
Marines move into Saddam's hometown of Tikrit; first televised footage shows weakened defenses - 4/13/03 11:57 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American troops entered Tikrit on Sunday, meeting little resistance as they pushed into the last stronghold of fighters loyal to President Saddam Hussein, the U.S. military said.
Allied forces capture Saddam's half brother - 4/13/03 11:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Allied forces have captured a half brother of Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq, a U.S. official said Sunday.
U.S. official says Saddam's half brother captured in northern Iraq - 4/13/03 11:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S.-led forces have captured Saddam Hussein's half brother in northern Iraq, a U.S. official said Sunday.
Saddam Hussein's DNA is ready to be used to identify him, Gen. Franks says - 4/13/03 11:10 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. forces have an important tool at their disposal as they try to crack the mystery of Saddam Hussein's whereabouts: a sample of the Iraqi dictator's DNA.
Rescued POW Lynch probably will be hospitalized `at least a few weeks,' doctor says - 4/13/03 11:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rescued POW Jessica Lynch will stay at the Army's premier medical facility for at least a few weeks and, like others there who were wounded in Iraq, will have mental and emotional evaluations, the medical center chief said Sunday.
Haggard and limping but free, seven Americans found in Iraq - 4/13/03 10:59 AM
NEAR KUT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi troops released seven captured U.S. soldiers -- some wounded but in good condition -- to Marines on Sunday, a surprise discovery near where U.S. troops were entering Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
Families of missing soldiers in Iraq await word on 7 soldiers found alive - 4/13/03 10:51 AM
As word spread early Sunday that seven American prisoners of war had been found in Iraq, families of missing U.S. soldiers began recognizing their loved ones in television footage and getting the calls they had been waiting for -- their soldiers were alive.
Rumsfeld says some Iraqi leaders have fled to Iraq - 4/13/03 10:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday "there's no question" that some senior Iraqi leaders have fled to Syria.
Iraqi opposition figure insists Baath Party must be dismantled - 4/13/03 10:17 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A prominent opponent of Saddam Hussein said Sunday the Baath Party must be dismantled as Iraq moves toward democracy and that Iraqi opposition leaders must be given an important role in the country's interim government.
Looting erupts at presidential palace and in western suburbs of Baghdad - 4/13/03 10:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Looters in Baghdad set their sights Sunday on the symbols of Saddam Hussein's dying regime, swarming a palace overlooking the Tigris River to nab bone china with the Iraqi eagle insignia, fancy wash basins and bath tubs -- even fish from the garden pond.
Israel lowers state of alert on possible Iraqi attack - 4/13/03 10:06 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel lowered its state of alert Sunday on a feared attack from Iraq, telling citizens they no longer need to carry gas masks and keep a sealed room in their homes, the Defense Ministry said.
Seven missing American troops found north of Baghdad - 4/13/03 9:39 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Marines have found seven missing U.S. troops on the road between Baghdad and Tikrit, Gen. Tommy Franks said Sunday.
Seven missing U.S. soldiers found alive and healthy in Iraq; Marines enter Saddam's hometown - 4/13/03 9:03 AM
Seven U.S. soldiers listed as missing in Iraq were found alive and in good condition Sunday, American officers said. They were recovered by part of a Marine task force that later entered Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit, signaling the imminent fall of the last major bastion of his loyalists.
Marines move into Saddam's hometown of Tikrit; first televised footage shows weakened defenses - 4/13/03 8:49 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The commander of coalition forces in Iraq said U.S. troops pushed into Tikrit on Sunday, a power center for Iraq's Sunni Muslim tribes that is believed to be one of the last strongholds of fighters loyal to President Saddam Hussein.
Seven missing American troops found healthy north of Baghdad - 4/13/03 8:49 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Marines have found seven missing U.S. troops on the road between Baghdad and Tikrit, and they appear to be healthy, Gen. Tommy Franks said Sunday.
Russia concerned about humanitarian situation in Iraq; no comment intelligence allegations - 4/13/03 8:48 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia expressed "growing concern" Sunday about the humanitarian situation in Iraq and emphasized that it is up to the "occupying forces" to take care of the needs of the country's people.
Marines enter Tikrit; at least six missing U.S. soldiers found alive and healthy in Iraq - 4/13/03 8:26 AM
U.S. Marines entered Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit on Sunday, signaling the imminent fall of the last major bastion of his loyalists. U.S. officials said seven U.S. troops listed as missing have been found alive and in good condition.
Seven missing American troops have been found healthy north of Baghdad - 4/13/03 8:23 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Marines have found seven missing U.S. troops on the road between Baghdad and Tikrit and they appear to be healthy, Gen. Tommy Franks said Sunday.
Franks says U.S. forces are in Tikrit - 4/13/03 8:13 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The commander of coalition forces in Iraq said Sunday that American forces are in Tikrit, the last stronghold of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Franks: Six missing American troops have been found healthy - 4/13/03 8:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six or seven missing U.S. troops have been freed, Gen. Tommy Franks, the war's commander said Sunday.
Baghdad airport, sorely in need of repair, already up and running as key base of operations for U.S. military - 4/13/03 8:00 AM
BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) -- A team of 32 U.S. Army engineers landed here Sunday to help restore electricity to the beleaguered Iraqi capital.
At least six missing U.S. soldiers found alive and healthy in Iraq, commander says - 4/13/03 7:12 AM
Six or seven U.S. troops listed as missing in Iraq have been found alive and in good condition, the U.S. commander of the war said Sunday.
WASHN: no leads. - 4/13/03 7:10 AM
Franks said he was reluctant to discuss the matter further until he had better information -- but he made sure to underscore once again his commitment to rescuing coalition captives.
WASHN: be healthy. - 4/13/03 7:05 AM
Franks said he had been reluctant to release the information because he was unsure whether the six were among five listed as missing or seven listed as POWs.
Franks: News on POWs to be published within 12 hours - 4/13/03 7:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces have found six U.S. troops previously classified as missing, , Gen. Tommy Franks, the war's overall commander said Sunday. The six appear to be healthy.
Marines move north to Tikrit; first televised footage shows weakened defenses - 4/13/03 6:33 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Marines were operating Sunday near the dusty desert town of Tikrit, a power center for Iraq's Sunni Muslim tribes that is believed to be the one of the last strongholds of fighters loyal to President Saddam Hussein, U.S. Central Command said.
Marine task force nears toward Tikrit; TV news crew encounters gunfire there - 4/13/03 6:32 AM
A Marine task force Sunday closed in on Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein and last major bastion of his loyalists. The first TV news footage of Tikrit indicated its outer defenses had been weakened, but the CNN crew fled after coming under fire.
Marine task force heads toward Tikrit; TV news crew encounters gunfire there - 4/13/03 5:27 AM
A Marine task force headed north from Baghdad on Sunday, seeking to destroy any Iraqi forces remaining on the route to Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. The first TV news footage of Tikrit indicated its outer defenses had been weakened, but the CNN crew fled after coming under fire.
Iraqi people will choose their own leaders, Powell says - 4/13/03 5:17 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The people of Iraq will choose their future government in democratic elections, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday, trying to dispel fears that Washington will appoint a puppet administration.
Desperate and anxious, Basra residents hope for more aid - 4/13/03 3:38 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Curled up inside the incubator, Ali's tiny chest pumps like a bird's wing. Born premature during last month's coalition bombings, he is gulping for every mouthful of air.
Marine task force heads toward Tikrit; TV news crew encountes gunfire there - 4/13/03 3:00 AM
A Marine task force headed north from Baghdad on Sunday, seeking to destroy any Iraqi forces remaining on the route to Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. The first TV news footage of Tikrit indicated its outer defenses had been weakened, but the CNN crew fled after coming under fire.
Marine task force heads toward Tikrit; TV footage indicates defenses there already dissolved - 4/13/03 2:31 AM
A Marine task force headed north from Baghdad on Sunday, seeking to destroy any Iraqi forces remaining on the route to Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. The first TV news footage of Tikrit indicated its defenses had already dissolved.
Navy's combat role fading as coalition forces solidify control over Iraq - 4/13/03 2:18 AM
ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) -- The Navy's combat role in Iraq is fading fast, with most of the country under the control of U.S.-led forces and few targets left for cruise missiles or warplanes to strike.
National museum, home to artifacts dating back thousands of years, plundered by looters - 4/13/03 2:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The copper head of an Akkadian king, four millennia old. Gone. Golden bowls and colossal statues. Gone. Ancient manuscripts and bejeweled lyres. All gone.
Rescued POW Jessica Lynch moved to Washington hospital - 4/13/03 1:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jessica Lynch is resting at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where the former POW will undergo specialized treatment for the multiple injuries she suffered in Iraq.
Military police on desert patrols, tackling terrorists belie image of bar brawl busters - 4/13/03 1:44 AM
SOUTHERN IRAQ (AP) -- They may be patrolling ambush-prone trails through the Iraqi desert or tracking terrorists in Kosovo, but the U.S. Army's military police say they still can't seem to shake stereotypes about their work.
Iraqi most wanted on chemical, biological weapons surrenders; insists no weapons of mass destruction - 4/13/03 1:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's top science adviser has surrendered to U.S. authorities, who hope he will help resolve the lingering questions over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
As war comes to end, other challenges remain for U.S. forces - 4/13/03 1:31 AM
With the military phase in Iraq winding down, U.S.-led forces still face many challenges in Iraq, from controlling plundering and pillaging in Baghdad, Mosul and elsewhere to providing humanitarian aid in Basra and rooting out forces loyal to Saddam Hussein in Tikrit.
Military upbeat about other American POWs despite lack of good leads - 4/13/03 1:29 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- With one U.S. prisoner of war back on American soil, the U.S. military said the collapse of the Iraqi regime should make it easier to track down the 12 other soldiers still missing or captured.
Saddam ruled with fear and order _ and in these lawless times, some in Baghdad miss him - 4/13/03 1:25 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- For 22-year-old Omar Ghaib, an Iraq without President Saddam Hussein means he can speak his mind without fear. To engineer Abbas Reda, it means he lives in a country of lawlessness and chaos.
War's stakes personal in small central Illinois town - 4/13/03 1:05 AM
NORTH PEKIN, Ill. (AP) -- The first weeks of spring have brought nearly as much yellow as green to this small working-class town along the banks of the Illinois River.
Rescued POW Jessica Lynch, other wounded soldiers, return to the United States - 4/13/03 1:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jessica Lynch, the soldier rescued in a daring commando raid in Iraq, returned to the United States on Saturday to recover from her head-to-toe injuries at the Army's premier medical center.
Three Malaysian journalists kidnapped by armed men in Iraq, officials say - 4/13/03 1:02 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Gunmen ambushed and kidnapped three Malaysian journalists in Baghdad, killing their Iraqi interpreter, officials said Sunday. Two Malaysian doctors were wounded in the attack.

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