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Wednesday  December 17, 2003

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/17/03 6:32 PM
As of Wednesday, Dec. 17, 457 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 313 died as a result of hostile action and 144 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/17/03 6:32 PM
As of Wednesday, Dec. 17, 457 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 313 died as a result of hostile action and 144 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Baker gets Italian assurances on debt reduction - 12/17/03 6:32 PM
ROME (AP) -- President Bush's envoy to Iraq received support Wednesday from Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi for a plan to relieve Baghdad's huge debt burden, adding another European nation to the list supporting the U.S. goal.
Lawmakers want Iraq to have relations with Israel - 12/17/03 6:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration should try to ensure that the next Iraqi government has diplomatic relations with Israel, two U.S. lawmakers said Wednesday while visiting the Jewish state.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/17/03 5:37 PM
As of Wednesday, Dec. 17, 457 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 313 died as a result of hostile action and 144 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Iraq Governing Council starts work on war crimes tribunal - 12/17/03 4:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council met for the first time Wednesday to look into ways of appointing judges to a new war crimes tribunal that could try Saddam Hussein.
U.S. troops smash into homes, shops in major raid to hunt for guerrillas in turbulent city - 12/17/03 4:41 PM
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) -- Using sledgehammers, crowbars, explosives and armored vehicles, U.S. forces smashed down the gates of homes and the doors of workshops and junkyards Wednesday to attack the Iraqi resistance that has persisted despite the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Survivors of Saddam's chemical attacks want nothing less than execution for Iraqi leader - 12/17/03 4:38 PM
HALABJA, Iraq (AP) -- Survivors of the 1988 chemical attack Saddam Hussein ordered on this Kurdish town -- killing 5,000 people -- say the former dictator must be executed for his crimes against the Iraqi people.
War crimes trial ahead for Saddam _ but how, when, by whom? - 12/17/03 4:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein can't be tried for war crimes until the Iraqis -- with heavy influence from American officials -- decide a range of tough issues including whether execution should be an option and whether Iran should play a role in the trial.
Clark proposes plan to prosecute Saddam Hussein - 12/17/03 4:26 PM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Saddam Hussein should be prosecuted publicly in Iraq and the death penalty should be among the options for punishment, Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark said Wednesday.
Insurgency displays signs of central coordination, funding, senior U.S. military official tells AP - 12/17/03 3:22 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi insurgency is showing signs of central planning by former officials of Saddam Hussein's regime -- figures who coordinate strikes hundreds of miles apart and provide cash and bomb-making expertise to guerrilla cells, a senior U.S. military official told The Associated Press W ...
Optimistic Asian allies step up military plans for Iraq after Saddam's capture - 12/17/03 2:18 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea finalized plans Wednesday to send 3,000 troops to Iraq as Asian governments expressed optimism for peace and the U.S.-led reconstruction following Saddam Hussein's capture.
U.S. military says truck explodes in collision in Baghdad, killing at least 10 - 12/17/03 1:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A fuel tanker exploded after a collision in a Baghdad intersection, killing at least 10 Iraqis, U.S. military officials said. They said the blast was an accident, not an attack.
U.S. military conducts major operation in restive Iraqi town - 12/17/03 12:50 PM
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops smashed down workshop doors and junkyard gates with sledgehammers, crowbars, explosives and even armored vehicles in a massive raid to hunt for pro-Saddam Hussein militants and stamp out the increasingly bold anti-U.S. resistance.
First President Bush `overjoyed' at Saddam capture - 12/17/03 11:54 AM
HOUSTON (AP) -- President Bush's parents were "overjoyed" to learn of Saddam Hussein's capture last weekend, the former president said Wednesday in his first public remarks about the arrest.
Explosives-laden truck slams into bus, killing at least 10 - 12/17/03 10:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosives-laden truck speeding toward a police station slammed into a bus and blew up before dawn Wednesday, killing at least 10 Iraqis in the latest in a series of bombings since the weekend arrest of Saddam Hussein.
Iraqi baby dies after heart surgery in Israel - 12/17/03 10:23 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A month-old Iraqi baby brought to Israel with a serious heart defect died Wednesday, just over three weeks after undergoing emergency surgery here in a desperate effort to save her life.
Explosives-laden truck slams into bus, killing at least 10 as U.S. troops launch raid in Samarra - 12/17/03 9:50 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosives-laden truck speeding toward a police station slammed into a bus and blew up before dawn Wednesday, killing at least 10 Iraqis in the latest in a series of bombings since the weekend arrest of Saddam Hussein.
Iraqi minister gets no promise of a speedy U.N. return to Iraq - 12/17/03 9:48 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister ended a visit to the United Nations with no promise that the world body would return its staff quickly to his country, and he criticized U.N. officials for not doing more to topple Saddam Hussein.
Explosives-laden truck slams into bus, killing at least 10 as U.S. troops launch raid in Samarra - 12/17/03 9:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosives-laden truck speeding toward a police station slammed into a bus and blew up before dawn Wednesday, killing at least 10 Iraqis in the latest in a series of bombings since the weekend arrest of Saddam Hussein.
Rumsfeld considers ways to get Saddam Hussein to talk - 12/17/03 9:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld sounded intrigued when asked how to get Saddam Hussein talking to his interrogators.
Iraqis in Sunni heartland skeptical about Saddam's capture; protests surge - 12/17/03 8:59 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- In this restive city and across Iraq's Sunni heartland, many Saddam loyalists refuse to believe that a disheveled and bearded man in U.S. captivity is their ousted leader, whose 23-year rule boosted their position as the country's political elite.
Saddam's family demands international trial for ousted leader - 12/17/03 8:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's family wants the former leader to be tried by an international court instead of a special tribunal set up by the U.S.-installed Iraqi Governing Council, one of his daughters said.
Bush says Saddam Hussein deserves `the ultimate penalty,' but he faces objections - 12/17/03 7:54 AM
LONDON (AP) -- President Bush said Saddam Hussein deserves the "ultimate penalty" for his crimes, but he faced objections from European countries, the United Nations and the Vatican, which are adamantly opposed to capital punishment
What's in a name? Tariq Aziz now calling his son Saddam by another one - 12/17/03 7:35 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz has started calling his youngest son -- named Saddam after Iraq's ousted leader -- by the name Zuhair instead, according to letters obtained by the London-based Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat.
Baker seeks Italian assurances on debt reduction - 12/17/03 7:29 AM
ROME (AP) -- President Bush's envoy to Iraq met Wednesday with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi -- a staunch U.S ally on Iraqi policy -- seeking Italian assurances to help relieve Baghdad's huge debt burden.
U.S. military conducts major operation in restive Iraqi town - 12/17/03 7:27 AM
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) -- Backed by armored vehicles and Apache helicopters, U.S. troops conducted door-to-door searches during a massive, pre-dawn raid Wednesday that was designed to stamp out guerrilla resistance in the restive town of Samarra. At least a dozen people were detained.
Iraqi minister fails to get promise of a speedy U.N. return to Iraq - 12/17/03 7:01 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister appealed to the United Nations for help in establishing a democratic government and urged that it return its staff quickly to his country.
Iraqi official says Saddam is in Baghdad area - 12/17/03 6:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military is holding Saddam Hussein in the Baghdad area, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council said Wednesday.
Explosives-laden truck slams into bus, killing at least 10 - 12/17/03 4:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosives-laden truck speeding toward a police station collided with a bus at an intersection before dawn Wednesday, killing at least 10 Iraqis amid a surge of violence since the weekend arrest of Saddam Hussein.
Germany joins France in agreeing to relieve Iraqi debt burden - 12/17/03 3:49 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- President Bush's envoy on Iraq was upbeat after winning agreement from Germany and France to ease Baghdad's huge debt burden -- the first concrete cooperation in rebuilding Iraq from two nations that fiercely opposed the U.S.-led war.
Bush says Saddam Hussein deserves `the ultimate penalty,' but he faces objections to the death penalty - 12/17/03 3:23 AM
LONDON (AP) -- President Bush said Saddam Hussein deserves the "ultimate penalty" for his crimes, but he faced objections from Europe, the United Nations and the Vatican, which are adamantly opposed to the death penalty.
Twenty years ago, hints of the Saddam style to come - 12/17/03 3:06 AM
On a sunny November morning in 1982, more than a dozen American reporters sat around a vast table in Baghdad's Republican Palace, waiting for an audience with Saddam Hussein.
From "Iraqi knight" to fallen tyrant _ a journalist remembers Saddam Hussein - 12/17/03 2:58 AM
EDITOR'S NOTE -- Associated Press reporter Salah Nasrawi was refused the right to work as a journalist in his native Iraq after his coverage of the first Gulf War. He has since reported from Tunisia and Egypt.
Truck loaded with explosives rams into bus, killing at least 10 - 12/17/03 2:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A truck loaded with explosives rammed into a small bus near a police station Wednesday, killing at least 10 Iraqis, an Iraqi deputy minister said. He blamed the attack on Saddam Hussein loyalists angry over the former dictator's capture.
Explosion in Baghdad kills at least 10 - 12/17/03 2:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A truck loaded with explosives rammed into a small bus and exploded early Wednesday in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people, an Iraqi deputy minister said. A police officer put the toll at 22.
Ambushes, firefights and rioting in Iraq days after Saddam capture - 12/17/03 1:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein loyalists rioted in Baghdad, ambushed a U.S. patrol in Samarra, stormed the office of a U.S.-backed mayor in Fallujah and battled American troops in Ramadi as cities in Iraq's `Sunni Triangle' region seethed over the ex-dictator's capture.
Bomb explodes in Baghdad, killing at least two - 12/17/03 1:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A truck bomb exploded early Wednesday in Baghdad, killing at least two people and injuring five, witnesses said.

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