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Friday  January 9, 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 1/9/04 10:01 PM
As of Friday, Jan. 9, 494 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 342 died as a result of hostile action and 152 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Pilot who survived cancer, battle shown in 'Black Hawk Down' one of nine copter crash victims - 1/9/04 9:42 PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- An Army helicopter pilot who had survived cancer and a battle in Somalia depicted in the film "Black Hawk Down" was among nine soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq, his family said Friday.
Annan discusses U.N. role in Iraq with U.S., Britain - 1/9/04 8:55 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan discussed the possible U.N. role in Iraq's political transition and security during talks Friday with American and British officials, part of preparations for a crucial Jan. 19 meeting that will help determine the world body's mandate if it sends internat ...
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 1/9/04 8:06 PM
As of Friday, Jan. 9, 494 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 342 died as a result of hostile action and 152 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Pentagon lawyers say Saddam is a prisoner of war - 1/9/04 6:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon lawyers have determined that Saddam Hussein has been a prisoner of war since American forces captured him on Dec. 13, a Defense Department spokesman said Friday.
Saddam not talking, but seized documents producing results, British official says - 1/9/04 5:50 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has given no useful information to U.S. interrogators, who are patiently trying to make the deposed Iraqi dictator feel "comfortable" about talking, a senior British official said Friday,
Explosion near mosque in Baqouba kills five after Friday prayers - 1/9/04 5:12 PM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion ripped through worshippers streaming from a Shiite mosque Friday, killing five people and wounding dozens, and police defused a car bomb outside another nearby mosque.
Annan to keep 'open mind' in meetings with American, British ambassadors on U.N.'s Iraq role - 1/9/04 3:50 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan will keep an "open mind" about the United Nations' role when he meets with Iraqi and coalition leaders to discuss Iraq's future, but he has concrete ideas about a possible mandate, officials said Friday.
Worshippers protest American occupation, raid on their mosque - 1/9/04 2:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Chanting anti-American slogans, angry Sunni Muslim worshippers on Friday protested a U.S. raid on their mosque last week, beating a news photographer and accusing other journalists of being spies.
U.N. chief to meet with U.S. ambassador to discuss world body's role in Iraq - 1/9/04 2:26 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations needs to hear from the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi leaders before deciding whether to return to Iraq, but Secretary-General Kofi Annan has concrete ideas about what role the world body should play, officials said.
Iraqi smugglers quench Iran's thirst for booze - 1/9/04 2:14 PM
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Just east of here, where the towering peaks of the Zagros mountains mark the border with Iran, a single product dominates the Iraqi exports hauled across the frontier by pack mule and tractor-trailer.
Saddam not talking, but seized documents producing results, British official says - 1/9/04 1:39 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has given no useful information to U.S. interrogators, who are patiently trying to make the deposed Iraqi dictator feel "comfortable" about talking, a senior British official said Friday,
Explosion near Shiite mosque after Friday prayers kills five people, wounds dozens - 1/9/04 1:29 PM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A homemade bomb attached to a propane cylinder exploded on a busy street Friday as worshippers streamed out of a Shiite Muslim mosque after midday prayers in the central town of Baqouba, killing five people and wounding dozens of others, doctors and officials said.
Explosion near Shiite mosque after Friday prayers kills at least two, wounds dozens - 1/9/04 1:26 PM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A homemade bomb attached to a propane cylinder exploded on a busy street Friday as worshippers streamed out of a Shiite Muslim mosque after midday prayers in the central town of Baqouba, killing five people and wounding dozens of others, doctors and officials said.
Explosion near Shiite mosque after Friday prayers kills at least two, wounds dozens - 1/9/04 11:16 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion ripped through a busy street Friday as worshippers streamed out of a Shiite Muslim mosque after midday prayers in the central town of Baqouba, killing at least two people and wounding dozens of others, doctors and officials said.
Saddam not talking, but documents seized with him have produced results, British official says - 1/9/04 9:31 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has given no useful information to U.S. interrogators, but documents and papers found in his briefcase have yielded results "far greater than we expected," a senior British official said Friday
Bomb explodes near mosque after Friday prayers, kills five, wounds 37 - 1/9/04 9:16 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A car rigged with explosives detonated outside a Shiite Muslim mosque as worshippers streamed out of Friday prayers, killing five people and wounding 37, according to medical officials in the central Iraqi town of Baqouba.
Bomb explodes near Shiite mosque after Friday prayers, number of dead unknown - 1/9/04 8:00 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A bomb exploded near a Shiite Muslim mosque as worshippers streamed out of Friday prayers into a busy street, killing an unknown number of people in the central Iraqi town of Baqouba.
U.S. military deaths in Iraq approach 500, surpassing regional conflicts of the past decades - 1/9/04 7:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The number of American troops who have died in Iraq since the war began last March is nearing 500, more than U.S. losses in many regional conflicts of the past several decades: the Gulf War, Lebanon, Somalia, Panama, Grenada, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Japan's defense minister orders ground troops to prepare for Iraq mission - 1/9/04 7:08 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's defense chief on Friday ordered an advance team of ground troops to leave for Iraq as the military began final preparations for a humanitarian operation that will be its biggest and most controversial overseas deployment since World War II.
U.S. forces sweep through Tikrit, detaining 30 Iraqis suspected of attacks on coalition - 1/9/04 6:59 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces in Tikrit detained 30 Iraqis, including a dozen suspected insurgents, in one of the biggest raids since the end of the American-led war to oust Saddam Hussein.
U.N. chief to meet with U.S. ambassador to discuss world body's role in Iraq - 1/9/04 5:27 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations needs to hear from the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi leaders before deciding whether to return to Iraq, but Secretary-General Kofi Annan has concrete ideas about what role the world body should play, officials said.
U.S. forces sweep through Tikrit, detaining 30 Iraqis - 1/9/04 4:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces in Tikrit detained 30 Iraqis, including a dozen suspected insurgents, in one of the biggest raids since the end of the American-led war to oust Saddam Hussein.
U.S. forces sweep through Tikrit, detaining 30 suspected insurgents - 1/9/04 3:55 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces detained 12 suspected Iraqi insurgents in Tikrit in one of the biggest raids since the end of the American-led war. The operation came hours after a Black Hawk medevac helicopter crashed near Fallujah, killing all nine soldiers aboard, and a C-5 transport plane limped safe ...
Nine killed when U.S. helicopter crashes near Fallujah; U.S. transport plane hit but lands safely - 1/9/04 2:37 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A Black Hawk medivac helicopter, clearly marked with a red cross, crashed Thursday after it was reportedly hit by a rocket, killing all nine U.S. soldiers aboard. In Baghdad, a C-5 transport plane with 63 passengers and crew limped safely back to the airport after being struck by fir ...
Rockets strike hotel used by Western contract workers but no injuries - 1/9/04 2:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Several rockets struck a hotel used by Western contract workers early Friday, shattering windows and causing other minor damage but no casualties, security guards said.

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