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Wednesday  February 18, 2004

Administration considers extending Governing Council so it can take temporary control - 2/18/04 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is considering a major shift in its plan for transition to Iraqi self-rule, possibly extending and expanding the U.S.-appointed Governing Council so it can take temporary control of the country on July 1, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.
Suicide attacks kill 10, wound over 100; U.S. arrests seven suspects linked to al-Qaida in northern raid - 2/18/04 7:43 PM
HILLAH, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide bombers detonated explosives outside a Polish-run base Wednesday, killing 10 Iraqis and wounding more than 100 people, more than half of them coalition soldiers. The United States arrested seven guerrillas believed linked to al-Qaida in an early morning raid to the north.
Administration weighs extending Governing Council while awaiting U.N. view on Iraqi self-rule - 2/18/04 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is weighing a major shift in its plan for transition to Iraqi self-rule as it waits for U.N. help in settling differences among Iraqi leaders on how to meet the July 1 U.S. deadline.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 2/18/04 5:27 PM
As of Wednesday, Feb. 18, 543 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 376 died as a result of hostile action and 167 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Annan expected to back Bush administration on elections issue - 2/18/04 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is expected to support the Bush administration and advise against direct elections for an interim government in Iraq, but will delay further recommendations until he consults with other governments, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
Top Iraqi official backs away from call for Islam to be the source of law - 2/18/04 3:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The president of Iraq's Governing Council said Wednesday there was no final decision on the precise role of Islam in the country's draft interim constitution, which is to take effect at the end of this month.
Suicide attacks kill 10, wound over 100; U.S. arrests seven suspects linked to al-Qaida - 2/18/04 3:45 PM
HILLAH, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide bombers detonated explosives outside a Polish-run base Wednesday, killing 10 Iraqis and wounding more than 100 people, more than half of them coalition soldiers. The U.S. command announced the arrest of seven suspects believed linked to al-Qaida.
Suicide attack at Polish base kills at least 8 Iraqi civilians - 2/18/04 2:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two trucks packed with explosives blew up Wednesday outside a Polish-run base south of Baghdad after coalition forces opened fire on the suicide bombers racing toward them. Eight Iraqi civilians were killed and at least 106 people were wounded, many of them coalition soldiers.
U.S. troops captured seven militants suspected of links to al-Qaida - 2/18/04 12:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops captured seven suspected militants believed linked to al-Qaida in a raid Wednesday in the central Iraqi city of Baqouba, the military said.
Landowners say talks over Japanese base rent break down, threaten lawsuit - 2/18/04 12:03 PM
SAMAWAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqis negotiating over rent with Japanese troops building a base on their land said Wednesday the talks have broken down and threatened to sue, though Japan denied an impasse.
Deadly bomb attacks in Iraq since war began March 20 - 2/18/04 11:33 AM
Some of the deadly bombing attacks in Iraq since the war began March 20. President Bush declared major combat over May 1.
Suicide attack against Polish base kills at least 8 Iraqi civilians; dozens of international troops wounded - 2/18/04 11:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two trucks packed with explosives blew up Wednesday outside a Polish-run base south of Baghdad after coalition forces opened fire on the suicide bombers racing toward them. Eight Iraqi civilians were killed and at least 65 people were wounded, many of them coalition soldiers.
Oil Minister: Iraq studying proposal to set up pipeline in south with Iran - 2/18/04 10:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum said his agency is examining an Iranian proposal to build an oil pipeline in southern Iraq along the Shatt-al-Arab waterway.
Coalition forces thwart suicide attack Polish base, but at least 11 Iraqis killed - 2/18/04 9:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two trucks packed with explosives blew up Wednesday outside a Polish-run base south of Baghdad after coalition forces opened fire on the suicide bombers racing toward them. Eleven Iraqi civilians were killed and at least 64 people were wounded, half of them coalition soldiers.
Coalition forces thwart suicide attack Polish base, but at least 11 Iraqis killed - 2/18/04 8:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two trucks packed with explosives blew up Wednesday outside a Polish-run base south of Baghdad after coalition forces opened fire on the suicide bombers racing toward them. Eleven Iraqi civilians were killed and at least 64 people were wounded, half of them coalition soldiers.
Suicide bombers attack Polish base, killing at least 11 Iraqis - 2/18/04 6:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two suicide bombers tried to drive explosives-laden trucks into a Polish-run base south of Baghdad, but coalition forces opened fire, triggering blasts that killed at least 11 Iraqi civilians and wounded dozens, including more than 30 coalition soldiers, officials said.
At least 11 Iraqis killed in failed suicide truck bombing against international forces - 2/18/04 6:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- At least 11 Iraqi civilians were killed Wednesday morning when a pair of suicide bombers tried to attack a coalition base where international troops are based, a coalition spokeswoman said.
Iraqis seen rejecting caucus formula for choosing government but running out of options - 2/18/04 5:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- As they await a U.N. report on prospects for early elections, Iraqi leaders are increasingly opposed to a key part of the U.S. formula for choosing a new sovereign Iraqi government. What they haven't agreed on is an alternative.
Guards thwart suicide attack on Polish base in Iraq - 2/18/04 4:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Troops opened fire Wednesday on two explosives-laden trucks that tried to enter a Polish camp south of Baghdad, triggering blasts that killed two Iraqis and wounded 17 soldiers, including six Poles, 10 Hungarians and an American.
Red Cross: awaiting date to be fixed for Saddam visit - 2/18/04 4:28 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The International Red Cross is waiting to fix a date with U.S. authorities so that it can visit former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein where he is being detained, officials said Wednesday.
Insurgents attack Polish military camp in Iraq, injuring 8 soldiers - 2/18/04 4:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents attacked a Polish army camp near Hillah Wednesday morning, injuring eight soldiers, including six poles, a Hungarian and an American.
U.S. announces rewards for new list of insurgency leaders, including former Baath leader - 2/18/04 3:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military on Tuesday issued for the first time a wanted list of dozens of key figures suspected of leading the anti-U.S. insurgency in Iraq, including a $1 million reward for a senior Baath Party figure believed to be running guerrilla cells.
Insurgents attack Polish military camp in Iraq, killing two Iraqis and wounding eight soldiers - 2/18/04 2:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents attacked a Polish army camp near Hillah Wednesday morning, killing two Iraqis and wounding eight soldiers, including six Poles, a Hungarian and an American.
In the heart of Shiite country, clamor for direct elections growing louder - 2/18/04 1:39 AM
SAMAWAH, Iraq (AP) -- Ali Khadim is tired of what he considers the decadence that he sees around him. Women should wear head scarves. Liquor stores should be closed. Only a government based on Islam, he says, can make that happen and, perhaps, restore order to Iraq.

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