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Wednesday  February 4, 2004

U.S. general believes attacks aimed at gaining leverage in future Iraqi government - 2/4/04 9:22 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- A senior U.S. commander said Wednesday that recent attacks in Iraq are the work of groups seeking to sabotage -- or gain leverage in -- a future independent Iraqi government that is due to take power by July.
Spanish security chief wounded in Iraq dies - 2/4/04 8:37 PM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- A Spanish military adviser who fell into a coma after being seriously wounded in a shootout in Iraq last month died Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said.
Administration says it will hold fast to self-rule plan for Iraq - 2/4/04 7:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is sticking to its timetable for Iraq self-rule by July 1, but U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that deadline might have to be reconsidered to forge an agreement on a provisional government.
Insurgent group claims responsibility for twin suicide bombings in Irbil - 2/4/04 5:24 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi insurgent group claimed responsibility Wednesday for twin suicide attacks on the offices of two Kurdish political parties, saying they were targeted because of the Kurds' ties to the United States.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 2/4/04 5:05 PM
As of Wednesday, Feb. 4, 528 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 368 died as a result of hostile action and 160 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Administration vows to hold fast to self-rule plan - 2/4/04 3:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is sticking to its timetable for Iraq self-rule, even if the U.N. team being dispatched by Secretary-General Kofi Annan fails to break the impasse in that country over creating a transitional government, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
U.S. troops arrest relative of al-Douri - 2/4/04 2:50 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops arrested a relative of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, and believe he may help in the hunt for the most senior former regime figure still at large, a U.S. officer said Wednesday.
Insurgent groups vow to take over cities vacated by U.S. troops - 2/4/04 2:31 PM
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- A coalition of insurgent groups has vowed to take over cities vacated by U.S. troops, and warned of "harsh consequences" for Iraqis who resist, according to pamphlets circulating in this hotbed of anti-American resistance.
Three Americans escape injury in Irbil bombing; colonel thanks "lucky stars" - 2/4/04 1:54 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Army Lt. Col. Harry Schute and a colleague had just walked out of the hall packed with Kurds celebrating a Muslim holiday when they met a fellow officer heading inside.
Blair defends war decision as protesters disrupt lawmakers' debate - 2/4/04 1:31 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair, undaunted by critics but briefly silenced by shouting protesters in the House of Commons, said Wednesday he was proud of his decision to go to war in Iraq, even though weapons inspectors have found less than he expected.
Bush faces dilemmas in new Iraq intelligence panel - 2/4/04 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's decision to appoint a commission on Iraq intelligence was intended to take pressure off a potentially explosive political issue. But setting up the commission offers its own dangers.
Video captures images of Irbil suicide bomber; death toll rises to 109 - 2/4/04 9:53 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Saadi Sultan Mameh was filming a reception at a Kurdish party office when, suddenly, a man with a stubbled beard shuffled into the frame. As soon as the man clasped the hand of a senior Kurdish official, Mameh heard a blast, and his viewfinder was covered in fire and flesh.
Protesters force adjournment of Parliamentary debate - 2/4/04 9:32 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his decision to go to war in Iraq but said Wednesday he despaired of persuading his critics -- some of whom shouted abuse at him and briefly forced adjournment of a House of Commons debate.
Intelligence experts had doubts about Iraq intelligence, scientist says - 2/4/04 7:59 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted Wednesday an inquiry he ordered will examine only the quality of intelligence leading to the invasion of Iraq -- not whether the war that ousted Saddam Hussein was justified.
Video captures images of Irbil suicide bomber; death toll rises to 109 - 2/4/04 4:59 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Saadi Sultan Mameh was filming a reception at a Kurdish party office when, suddenly, a man with a stubbled beard shuffled into the frame. As soon as the man clasped the hand of a senior Kurdish official, Mameh heard a blast, and his viewfinder was covered in fire and flesh.
Video captures images of Irbil suicide bomber; death toll rises to 101 - 2/4/04 2:08 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Saadi Sultan Mameh was filming a reception at a Kurdish party office when, suddenly, a man with a stubbled beard shuffled into the frame. As soon as the man clasped the hand of a senior Kurdish official, Mameh heard a blast, and his viewfinder was covered in fire and flesh.
Differences over interim constitution reflect future issues - 2/4/04 1:50 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A draft interim constitution scheduled to go into effect this month has sparked a political debate on issues critical to this Arab nation's future -- Kurdish autonomy and the role of Islam.
U.S. death toll mounts in Iraq despite talk of cracking the insurgency - 2/4/04 1:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly two months have passed since Saddam Hussein's capture, yet American soldiers still are dying at a rate of more than one a day.
WASHINGTON TODAY: After many letdowns, can Iraq's Kurds depend on United States now? - 2/4/04 1:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No group in Iraq was more thrilled by the U.S.-led military intervention in Iraq last year than the country's Kurds, who suffered severe repression under Saddam Hussein's rule.
Bush faces dilemmas in new Iraq intelligence panel - 2/4/04 1:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's decision to appoint a commission on Iraq intelligence was intended to take pressure off a potentially explosive political issue. But setting up the commission offers its own dangers.

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