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Monday  April 21, 2003

U.S. experts discover ingredients, equipment for making a chemical weapon - 4/21/03 9:35 PM
U.S. weapons experts in Iraq have discovered ingredients and equipment that can be used to make a chemical weapon, U.S. military officials confirmed Monday.
Musharraf says Pakistan is prepared to send peacekeeping soldiers to Iraq. - 4/21/03 8:44 PM
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's president on Monday said his country is prepared to send peacekeeping troops to help stabilize Iraq, and would likely be asked to do so by the United Nations.
Saddam 'thug,' sought for war crimes for Shiite massacres, arrested by coalition forces - 4/21/03 8:33 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, known as Saddam Hussein's "Shiite Thug" for his role in Iraq's bloody suppression of the Shiite Muslim uprising of 1991, was arrested Monday, the U.S. Central Command said.
Garner in Baghdad, pilgrims in holy cities, leader of Saddam's 1991 Shiite crackdown in custody - 4/21/03 8:31 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Glimmers of a new Iraq were evident Monday, as the American charged with rebuilding a ravaged country came to Baghdad, and Muslim multitudes converged on holy cities for a ritual long suppressed by Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.S. experts discovers ingredients, equipment for making a chemical weapon - 4/21/03 7:34 PM
U.S. weapons experts in Iraq have discovered ingredients and equipment that can be used to make a chemical weapon, U.S. military officials confirmed Monday.
Body of U.S. soldier who died in Iraq arrives in Puerto Rico for burial - 4/21/03 6:49 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The body of a U.S. soldier who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Iraq was flown to Puerto Rico on Monday for burial in his parents' homeland.
Arrests of most wanted Iraqis by coalition forces - 4/21/03 6:35 PM
Eight of the 55 wanted members of Saddam's inner circle are in custody. None of them is from the top of the list. A ninth figure, Ali "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid -- a top adviser to Saddam Hussein and the king of spades in the U.S. military's deck of 52 cards -- is believed to have been killed in an air ...
In northern villages, Kurds and Arabs try to keep the peace - 4/21/03 6:34 PM
RUMMANA, Iraq (AP) -- Freed of Saddam Hussein's iron grip, the Kurds in the northern city of Irbil and Arab tribes nearby reached an agreement: If a Kurd or an Arab trespassed in the other's village, he would be killed.
Garner in Baghdad, pilgrims in holy cities, leader of Saddam's 1991 Shiite crackdown in custody - 4/21/03 6:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Glimmers of a new Iraq were evident Monday, as the American charged with rebuilding a ravaged country came to Baghdad, and Muslim multitudes converged on holy cities for a ritual long suppressed by Saddam Hussein's regime.
Saddam 'thug,' sought for war crimes for Shiite massacres, arrested by coalition forces - 4/21/03 6:05 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, known as Saddam Hussein's "Shiite Thug" for his role in Iraq's bloody suppression of the Shiite Muslim uprising of 1991, was arrested Monday, the U.S. Central Command said.
Rumsfeld discounts possible long-term US military presence in Iraq - 4/21/03 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has no interest in keeping U.S. military forces in Iraq longer than it takes to stabilize the country, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday.
Looted Iraqi antiquities already surfacing on world art markets, FBI says - 4/21/03 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Art collectors and dealers say they already are getting queries about artifacts looted from Iraq's museums, and the FBI said Monday that at least one suspected piece has been seized at an American airport.
Iran says it won't support a U.S.-installed government in Iraq - 4/21/03 5:16 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Iran said Monday it will not support a U.S.-installed government in Iraq.
U.S. says Iraqi-based Mujahedeen Khalq fighters agree to a cease-fire with Iran - 4/21/03 4:53 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- An Iranian opposition group that has conducted attacks from its bases in Iraq has agreed to a cease-fire and has begun moving its vehicles into U.S.-controlled areas, a U.S. military spokesman said Monday.
Body of U.S. soldier who died in Iraq arrives in Puerto Rico - 4/21/03 4:45 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The body of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq was flown to Puerto Rico Monday for burial in his parents' homeland, and military officials said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Iraqi who suppressed Shiites in 1991 is arrested - 4/21/03 4:40 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, who played a key role in the brutal suppression of the Shiite Muslim uprising of 1991, was arrested Monday in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.
Thousand more experts to join hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - 4/21/03 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is sending more than 1,000 experts specializing in weapons, intelligence and computers to join the search in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, analyzing documents, interrogating prisoners and scouring suspicious sites.
In Basra, teachers and students return to schools damaged by war, looting - 4/21/03 4:18 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- In pink and white chalk, Hathem Joudi's last chemistry lesson is still scribbled on the blackboard where he wrote it the day the bombs started falling.
State Department renews terror caution - 4/21/03 4:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The potential threat of terror attacks on U.S. civilians may increase in light of the situation in Iraq, the State Department said Monday.
Garner in Baghdad, pilgrims in holy cities - 4/21/03 4:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Glimmers of a new Iraq were evident Monday, as the American charged with rebuilding a ravaged country came to Baghdad, and Muslim multitudes converged on holy cities for a ritual long suppressed by Saddam Hussein's regime.
Another wanted Iraqi arrested - 4/21/03 3:53 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Muhammad Hazmaq al-Zubaydi, who played a key role in the brutal suppression of the Shiite Muslim uprising of 1991, was arrested Monday in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.
DOHA: Shiite rebels. - 4/21/03 3:52 PM
With Monday's capture, eight of the 54 wanted members of Saddam's inner circle are now in custody, though none of them are from the very top of the list. A ninth figure, Ali "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid -- a top adviser to Saddam -- is believed to have been killed in a coalition airstrike in Basra
DOHA: his arrest. - 4/21/03 3:41 PM
Al-Zubaydi, a former prime minister and deputy prime minister, was one of the key figures in suppressing the Shiite uprising that followed Iraq's defeat in the 1991 Gulf War.
U.S. experts discovers ingredients, equipment for making a chemical weapon - 4/21/03 3:36 PM
U.S. weapons experts in Iraq have discovered ingredients and equipment that can be used to make a chemical weapon, U.S. military officials confirmed Monday.
State Department cites "some progress" on wanted Iraqi officials - 4/21/03 3:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration underscored its newly positive stance on Syria Monday with praise for Syria's closing its border with Iraq and stopping Iraqi diplomats from boarding flights to Damascus.
In northern villages, Kurds and Arabs try to keep the peace - 4/21/03 2:57 PM
RUMMANA, Iraq (AP) -- With the iron law-and-order of Saddam Hussein gone, the Kurds in the northern city of Irbil and Arab tribes nearby reached an agreement: If Arab or Kurd trespassed in the other's village, he would be killed.
Scientists debate depleted uranium weapons' possible contamination of Iraq, civilians - 4/21/03 2:46 PM
As soon as it's safe, the United Nations and international scientists plan to fan out over Iraq's smoking battlegrounds to investigate whether the leftovers of American firepower pose serious health or environmental threats.
Iraqi scientist: Saddam's regime destroyed chemical, biological weapons until right before the war - 4/21/03 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has inspection teams inside Iraq searching for evidence of weapons of mass destruction, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday, adding that the government would " obviously look with favor on" Iraqis who provide information on hidden materials.
U.S. Army hiring Iraqis for critical jobs - 4/21/03 1:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Help wanted. The task: fixing Baghdad.
Iraqi detainees expected to be largely forthcoming when questioned - 4/21/03 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It might take money and hardball interrogation techniques, or perhaps just the offer of a good night's sleep, to get Iraqis in U.S. custody to spill details about Saddam Hussein and his alleged arsenal of vile weapons.
British commandos head home to beer, families after hard fighting - 4/21/03 12:36 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- After winning some of the Iraq war's hardest fighting, Britain's Royal Marine Commandos began packing up battle-scarred hovercraft and landing vessels Monday to begin the long journey home.
U.S. ex-general lands in Baghdad to run a still-disorderly nation - 4/21/03 12:30 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Taking up his duties as Iraq's postwar civil administrator, retired U.S. Lt. Gen. Jay Garner toured a Baghdad hospital Monday and said his priority was to restore basic services such as water and electricity.
Saddam is moving around Iraq, opposition figure says - 4/21/03 10:23 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein remains in Iraq and is moving around the country, the leader of a U.S.-backed Iraqi opposition group said in an interview broadcast Monday.
U.S. administrator arrives in Baghdad; two more regime figures are captured - 4/21/03 9:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The retired U.S. general appointed as Iraq's postwar administrator arrived in Baghdad on Monday, while two more top members of Saddam Hussein's regime -- including his son-in-law -- were reported captured.
U.S. ex-general lands in Baghdad to run a still-disorderly nation - 4/21/03 9:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Taking up his duties as Iraq's postwar civil administrator, retired U.S. Lt. Gen. Jay Garner toured a Baghdad hospital Monday and said his priority was to restore basic services such as water and electricity.
Syria says it wants dialogue with U.S., not an escalation of rhetoric - 4/21/03 9:03 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa welcomed President Bush's positive remarks about Syria, saying Monday that his country wants dialogue and not heated exchanges with the United States.
Congressional delegation thanks soldiers recovering at U.S. military hospital in Germany for service in Iraq - 4/21/03 8:20 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert thanked U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq for doing "a great deed for our country," as he visited a military hospital Monday at the head of an eight-member congressional delegation.
Lower-level enforcers of Saddam's government also could face prosecution - 4/21/03 7:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As American forces hunt some 50 most wanted from Iraq's toppled regime, there are potentially thousands more former government assassins, torturers and other enforcers of Saddam Hussein's rule who also remain at large.
Iraqi scientist: Saddam's regime destroyed chemical, biological weapons until right before the war - 4/21/03 7:47 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Iraqi scientist who claims to have worked in Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons program told a U.S. military team that Iraq destroyed and buried chemical weapons and biological warfare equipment only days before the war began March 20, a newspaper reported Monday.
Injured Iraqi boy's second operation postponed - 4/21/03 7:01 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Doctors treating a 12-year old Iraqi boy who lost his arms and was severely burned in the bombing of Baghdad postponed a skin-graft operation on him Monday but said his condition was improving.
Saddam is moving around Iraq, opposition figure says - 4/21/03 6:38 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein remains in Iraq and is moving around the country, the leader of a U.S.-backed Iraqi opposition group said in an interview broadcast Monday.
Lugar expects democracy in Iraq to take at least five years - 4/21/03 2:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unlike the brilliance of the military campaign that ended Saddam Hussein's dictatorship in Iraq, planning for the post-Saddam era was lackluster, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says.
Iraq-Banking Blues - 4/21/03 2:39 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- With assault rifles and acetylene torches, roaming bands of robbers have nearly wiped out Iraq's once-booming banking system, posing one of the biggest hurdles to reconstruction efforts.
U.S. administrator pays first visit to Baghdad; two more regime figures are captured - 4/21/03 2:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The retired U.S. general appointed as Iraq's interim administrator paid his first postwar visit to Baghdad on Monday, while two more top members of Saddam Hussein's regime -- including his son-in-law -- were reported captured.
Iraqi detainees expected to be largely forthcoming when questioned - 4/21/03 2:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It might take money and hardball interrogation techniques, or perhaps just the offer of a good night's sleep, to get Iraqis in U.S. custody to spill details about Saddam Hussein and his alleged arsenal of vile weapons.
Ouster of Saddam fails to quell suspicions about U.S. motives - 4/21/03 2:12 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The ouster of Saddam Hussein has done little to quell the world's suspicions about U.S. motives in Iraq despite the Bush administration's insistence that its soldiers came as liberators, not conquerers.
Reviving Shiite holy city vital for U.S. credibility in Iraq - 4/21/03 2:04 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces view their work to rebuild Najaf, a sacred city for Shiite Muslims, like no other in Iraq.
U.S. victory in Iraq draws attention to Russian military's weakness - 4/21/03 1:53 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- There's a message to the Russians in the swift defeat of Saddam Hussein's military, which was modeled on the rigid Soviet war machine.
In Iraq's ancient city of the dead, war brings new arrivals - 4/21/03 1:49 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite Muslims come here by the millions, one by one across the miles -- seeking, in death, the comfort of the religion and the prophets they revered in life.
Food-aid shipments arrive in Baghdad as self-proclaimed city leader outlines new government - 4/21/03 1:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With potential food shortages just weeks away, the U.S. military opened a warehouse to U.N. aid shipments Sunday, stockpiling flour for Baghdad's people as workers pressed to restore battered basic services like power and water.
Military families anxiously await return of troops from Iraq - 4/21/03 1:43 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Audrey Trevino has played it over in her mind a thousand times: Her Navy husband steps off the ship after months at sea supporting the war in Iraq, grabs her in his arms and kisses her.
Garner arrives in Baghdad to oversee the reconstruction of Iraq - 4/21/03 1:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Retired U.S. General Jay Garner, who is overseeing Iraq's reconstruction after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, arrived Monday in the Iraqi capital.
U.S. administrator pays his first visit to Baghdad; two top regime figurs are reported captured - 4/21/03 1:39 AM
The retired U.S. general picked to serve as Iraq's interim administrator paid his first postwar visit to Baghdad on Monday, and two more top figures in Saddam Hussein's regime -- including his former science adviser -- were reported captured.
BAGHDAD: he said. - 4/21/03 1:35 AM
Garner said he aimed to get the job done and leave as soon as possible, but declined to give a timeframe.
BAGHDAD: from Kuwait - 4/21/03 1:29 AM
Garner said his priority was to restore basic services such as water and electricity "as soon as we can," and acknowledged that the job would take intense work.
Garner arrives in Baghdad to oversee the reconstruction of Iraq - 4/21/03 1:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Retired U.S. General Jay Garner, who is overseeing Iraq's reconstruction after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, arrived Monday in the Iraqi capital.
Saddam gone, families of foreigners missing in Iraq renew efforts to find relatives - 4/21/03 1:24 AM
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Families of foreigners believed missing in Iraq for more than a decade say the fall of Saddam Hussein has given them fresh hope their loved ones will be found, or at least their mysteries solved.
Trade gunfire, chase triggermen: just another Baghdad patrol for U.S. soldiers - 4/21/03 1:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A high-speed chase, Baghdad-style

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