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Monday  November 17, 2003

A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 11/17/03 10:30 PM
As of Monday, Nov. 17, 419 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
A list of those killed in helicopter crash in Iraq - 11/17/03 10:29 PM
Two Black Hawk helicopters collided Saturday in Iraq, killing 17 soldiers from the 101st Airborne based in Fort Campbell, Ky. The Department of Defense and family members have identified 16 of those killed as
Italian official resigns, criticizes coalition authority; more Americans killed in Iraq - 11/17/03 8:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Italian member of the U.S.-led coalition has resigned, accusing the Bush administration of inefficiency and failing to understand Iraq. In Tikrit, U.S. forces killed six alleged insurgents as they searched Monday for a former Saddam deputy believed to be orchestrating attacks on Am ...
U.N. under pressure to play expanded role in Iraq transition of power - 11/17/03 7:45 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations came under increasing pressure Monday from the United States and the Iraqi Governing Council to play an important role in Iraq's speeded-up transition to self-government but Secretary-General Kofi Annan said security still wasn't good enough for U.N. staff to retur ...
Annan: Iraqis and U.S. want U.N. to play important role in establishing transitional government - 11/17/03 6:54 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations came under increasing pressure Monday from the United States and the Iraqi Governing Council to play an important role in Iraq's speeded-up transition to self-government but Secretary-General Kofi Annan said security still wasn't good enough for U.N. staff to retur ...
Caskets of Italians killed in Iraq laid out in Rome for tearful tribute - 11/17/03 5:59 PM
ROME (AP) -- Their caskets draped in national flags, the 19 Italian victims of a bombing attack in southern Iraq lay in state Monday, while tens of thousands of mourners silently streamed past to pay tribute.
U.S. forces search for Saddam deputy believed behind attacks on Americans - 11/17/03 5:19 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces attacked dozens of suspected guerrilla hideouts in Saddam Hussein's hometown, killing six alleged insurgents as they pressed their search Monday for a former Saddam deputy believed to be orchestrating attacks on Americans.
A list of those killed in helicopter crash in Iraq - 11/17/03 4:55 PM
Two Black Hawk helicopters collided Saturday in Iraq, killing 17 soldiers from the 101st Airborne based in Fort Campbell, Ky. The Department of Defense and family members have identified ten of those killed as
Bush says U.S. forces won't leave Iraq when interim government formed - 11/17/03 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces won't leave Iraq when a new interim government takes charge from the U.S. military occupation next year, President Bush said Monday. "We're staying," he pledged.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 11/17/03 4:53 PM
As of Monday, Nov. 17, 419 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Some 131,000 Iraqis take up security jobs - 11/17/03 4:34 PM
The Pentagon tally of 131,000 Iraqis recruited and hired to help with security so far:
Pentagon signs up 131,000 Iraqi security workers, acknowledges they're not well-trained - 11/17/03 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Questioning Pentagon claims of progress in Iraq, members of Congress and others are asking how the U.S. military has been able to recruit, hire and train more than 60,000 new Iraqi security officers in just six weeks.
Italian official resigns, criticizes coalition authority; more Americans killed in Iraq - 11/17/03 4:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Italian member of the U.S.-led coalition has resigned, accusing L. Paul Bremer's administration of inefficiency and failing to understand Iraq -- sharp criticisms that raise questions about the authority's ability to carry out the delicate task of transferring power to Iraqis.
German Foreign Ministers praises plan for accelerated transition to Iraqi self-rule - 11/17/03 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer on Monday praised U.S.-backed plans for an accelerated transition to Iraqi self-rule. "This is a very important step forward," he said.
Bush says U.S. forces will not leave Iraq when provisional government formed - 11/17/03 2:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Monday the United States will not pull out of Iraq when a provisional government is established by July 1.
U.S. troops raid neighborhood in Baghdad; stage show of force in Saddam's hometown - 11/17/03 2:11 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed Monday in separate incidents north of Baghdad, while an American patrol killed three people at Baghdad's gun market after apparently mistaking the test firings of customers as an attack, officials and witnesses said.
Annan: Iraqis and U.S. want U.N. to play important role in establishing transitional government - 11/17/03 1:48 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and the Iraqi Governing Council want the United Nations to play an important role in speeding the handover of power to a provisional government in Iraq, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday.
Caskets of Italians killed in Iraq laid out in Rome for tearful tribute - 11/17/03 1:44 PM
ROME (AP) -- Their caskets draped in national flags, the 19 Italian victims of a bombing attack in southern Iraq lay in state Monday, while tens of thousands of mourners silently streamed past to pay tribute.
Army changes helicopter flight routes to avoid possible attacks, senior offer says - 11/17/03 1:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Army helicopters in Iraq are flying faster and lower, hugging the ground in an effort to avoid hostile fire after a series of deadly downings and crashes, a U.S. general said Monday.
2 U.S. soldiers killed near Balad - 11/17/03 1:24 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed Monday in separate incidents near the town of Balad, 45 miles north of Baghdad, the military said.
U.S. soldiers kill three Iraqis shopping in gun market - 11/17/03 1:06 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A U.S. patrol opened fire Monday on a group of people in Baghdad's gun market, killing three, after the soldiers apparently mistook the gunfire of customers testing weapons for an attack, a witness and an Iraqi police officer said.
Italian resigns from US-led administration in Iraq, calling it ineffective and out of touch - 11/17/03 12:48 PM
ROME (AP) -- An Italian official resigned from the U.S.-led administration running Iraq, saying it is mismanaging reconstruction, out of touch with Iraqis and only fueling their anger, the Foreign Ministry and news reports said Monday.
A list of those killed in helicopter crash in Iraq - 11/17/03 11:35 AM
Two Black Hawk helicopters collided Saturday in Iraq, killing 17 soldiers from the 101st Airborne based in Fort Campbell, Colo. The Department of Defense has identified nine of those killed as
AP Exclusive: Top Iraqi scientist flees to Iran - 11/17/03 11:32 AM
U.S. officers involved in the hunt for Iraq's weapons have told The Associated Press that the Iraqi scientist who headed Saddam Hussein's long-range missile program has fled to neighboring Iran, a country identified as a state sponsor of terrorism with a successful missile program and nuclear ambitions.
Italian resigns from US-led provisional authority in Iraq, cites ineffectiveness, dysfunction and says only UN can turn things around - 11/17/03 11:13 AM
ROME (AP) -- An Italian official resigned from the U.S.-led administration running Iraq and sharply criticised it, saying the authority "simply doesn't work," the Foreign Ministry and news reports said Monday.
Tehran denies that top Iraqi missile scientist fled to Iran - 11/17/03 10:49 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran on Monday denied that a top Iraqi scientist who headed Saddam Hussein's long-range missile program has fled to Iran.
U.S. troops raid neighborhood in Baghdad; stage show of force in Saddam's hometown - 11/17/03 9:17 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- In a show of force backed by tanks and mortars, U.S. forces assaulted dozens of suspected guerrilla positions in Saddam Hussein's hometown before dawn Monday, killing six alleged insurgents and capturing others, officials said.
Army changes helicopter flight routes to avoid possible attacks, senior offer says - 11/17/03 8:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Army helicopters in Iraq are now flying at low altitude, high speed and at varied routes following a series of bloody crashes, most of them due to hostile fire, a U.S. general said Monday.
Caskets of Italians killed in Iraq laid out in Rome - 11/17/03 6:54 AM
ROME (AP) -- Thousands of mourners, from Italy's president to ordinary citizens, streamed past the caskets of 19 Italians killed in Iraq, paying their respects Monday to the victims of Italy's worst military disaster since World War II.
U.S. troops raid neighborhood in Baghdad; purported Saddam tape urges guerrillas to redouble attacks - 11/17/03 5:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Mortar and tank fire lit up the night sky over Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit Monday in a show of force to intimidate the resistance, while troops angered residents by mounting their biggest-ever hunt for weapons and explosives in a middle class Baghdad area.
Kentucky military community copes with mounting death toll - 11/17/03 4:34 AM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- For some, the grim news from Iraq is getting too much to bear. Others rush to support the soldiers' mission and denounce those who don't.
Wide areas of the Iraqi capital without electric power - 11/17/03 3:25 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Wide areas of the Iraqi capital were without electricity Monday, but the head of the city's main power plant ruled out sabotage as a cause for the outage.
U.S. troops raids neighborhood in Baghdad; purported Saddam tape urges guerrillas to redouble attacks - 11/17/03 3:04 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops raided a Baghdad neighborhood Sunday and fired a missile at an alleged training base in northern Iraq, part of a new offensive against guerrillas even as a tape purportedly made by Saddam Hussein urged the rebels to redouble their efforts.
U.S. military in 'Sunni Triangle' mix their messages to placate restive city - 11/17/03 1:41 AM
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- "We're rolling," Sgt. Samuel Iglasias shouted over his radio at troops in two Humvees behind. The three-vehicle patrol was off into the streets of Ramadi from the relative safety of its base on the Euphrates River.
AP Exclusive: State Department $16 million plan would keep Iraqi weapons experts from taking work abroad - 11/17/03 1:29 AM
The Bush administration is working on a $16 million plan to keep Iraqi scientists occupied with peaceful research at home instead of taking their expertise to countries or terrorist organizations that could threaten the United States, according to a draft proposal obtained by The Associated Press.

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