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Some Headlines Of Today

Monday  December 29, 2003

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/29/03 8:29 PM
As of Monday, Dec. 29, 478 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 327 died as a result of hostile action and 151 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Leading Democrat urges Army secretary to consider allowing unit's homemade armor - 12/29/03 5:53 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee urged the Army's top civilian official Monday to seriously consider allowing an Army Reserve unit to outfit its vehicles with homemade armor while serving in Iraq.
Residents of holy Shia town in Iraq try to make sense of massive attacks - 12/29/03 5:03 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Baneen al-Zubaidi, a baby girl in a pink sweater, stares inquisitively with her right eye. A huge bandage covers her other eye. Her older brother, 3-year-old Abas, also has a bandage on his left eye. He looks down, nervously squeezing a chocolate bar.
Japan promises to cut Iraqi debt, China says it will consider doing so - 12/29/03 3:55 PM
BEIJING (AP) -- Japan agreed on Monday to cut billions of dollars of Iraqi debts and China said it would consider the idea, boosting the U.S. campaign to ease Baghdad's financial burden.
U.S. soldiers kill three suspected members of militant group in northern Iraq - 12/29/03 3:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American soldiers killed three suspected members of an al-Qaida linked Islamic militant group during a firefight in the northern city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Monday. Two U.S. soldiers were wounded.
Iraqi Sunni tribal elders form reconciliation committee in Saddam's hometown - 12/29/03 2:24 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Influential spiritual leaders from Saddam Hussein's hometown -- a bastion of anti-American sentiment -- are joining forces to persuade Iraqis to abandon the violent insurgency, one of the leaders said Monday.
Roadside bombs kill two U.S. soldiers, two children as death toll from Karbala attacks mounts - 12/29/03 10:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Rebels lobbed a grenade and fired on U.S. soldiers searching homes for insurgents in the northern city of Mosul on Monday, triggering a firefight that left three Iraqis dead and two U.S. soldiers wounded.
Large explosion heard in Baghdad - 12/29/03 9:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A large explosion was heard in Baghdad on Monday afternoon. Windows rattled in some buildings on the east bank of the Tigris River.
Report: Saddam acknowledges he siphoned billions abroad before his ouster - 12/29/03 8:56 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has acknowledged depositing billions of dollars abroad before his ouster and has given interrogators the names of people who know where the money is, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council said in remarks published Monday.
Three Iraqis killed, two U.S. troops wounded in Mosul firefight - 12/29/03 7:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi rebel suspects lobbed a grenade and fired on U.S. soldiers searching homes for insurgents Monday in the northern city of Mosul, precipitating a firefight that left three Iraqis dead and two U.S. soldiers wounded, the U.S. military said.
Japan says it's willing to forgive Iraqi debt, China will consider the idea - 12/29/03 7:07 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Providing a critical boost to the U.S. campaign to win debt relief for Iraq, major creditor Japan pledged Monday to forgive "the vast majority" of its Iraqi debt if other Paris Club nations do the same. China later said it would consider the idea.
Japan says it's willing to forgive Iraqi debt - 12/29/03 2:20 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Providing a critical boost to the U.S. campaign to win debt relief for Iraq, major creditor Japan pledged Monday to forgive "the vast majority" of its Iraqi debt if other Paris Club nations do the same.
As fighting in Saddam's hometown drops, U.S. commander says forces are closing in on five clans leading insurgency - 12/29/03 1:29 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces hunting top and midlevel leaders of the Iraqi insurgency are close to unraveling a network of five powerful clans that have funneled money, weapons and instructions to street gunmen and bombmakers, according to a U.S. Army commander.

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