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Wednesday  March 3, 2004

Sunni clerics join Shiites in show of unity after horrific attack - 3/3/04 11:40 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite clerics joined Sunni preachers in a march of thousands of mostly black-clad men Wednesday, trying to keep sectarian passions in check after a horrific attack on Shiite pilgrims that raised fears of civil war.
Shiites, Sunnis in Saudi Arabia worry Iraq attacks aim to divide Muslims - 3/3/04 5:36 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Members of Saudi Arabia's Sunni majority joined their Shiite countrymen Wednesday in condemning the attacks on Shiite Muslims in Iraq as an attempt to divide Islam further.
Sunni clerics join Shiites in show of unity after horrific attack - 3/3/04 5:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite clerics joined Sunni preachers in a march of thousands of mostly black-clad men Wednesday, trying to keep sectarian passions in check after a horrific attack on Shiite pilgrims that raised fears of civil war.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 3/3/04 5:08 PM
As of Wednesday, March 3, 550 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 379 died as a result of hostile action and 171 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
U.S. general points to Jordanian militant in bombings, cites link to former Iraqi intelligence - 3/3/04 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has evidence that a Jordanian-born militant was behind this week's devastating suicide bombings in Iraq, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday.
Purported al-Qaida letter denies responsibility for Iraq bombings - 3/3/04 3:45 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A letter purported to come from al-Qaida denied responsibility for bombings that killed at least 117 people during a Shiite Muslim festival in Iraq, blaming American troops instead -- but it also called Shiites infidels.
Shiite mourners chant anti-U.S. slogans as they bury dead from attacks on shrines - 3/3/04 2:39 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite Muslims burying their dead chanted slogans against the United States and burned a U.S. flag Wednesday, venting their anger over Iraq's instability after bloody bomb attacks on pilgrims in Baghdad and this holy city.
Top U.S. commander in Iraq says coalition moving into danger as it turns over power to Iraqis - 3/3/04 2:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans can expect more casualties in Iraq as extremists try to derail the transfer of authority and security responsibilities to a new government, the commander of coalition troops said Wednesday.
In Iraq, U.S. administrator says foreign terrorists won't succeed in thwarting democracy - 3/3/04 1:37 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer said Wednesday it was "increasingly apparent" that a large part of terrorism comes from outside Iraq. He pledged to increase controls of Iraq's borders.
Insurgents launch mortar attack on 4th Infantry Division base in Tikrit - 3/3/04 1:36 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents launched four mortars at the 4th Infantry Division's base in Tikrit on Wednesday, including one that landed near a dining hall during supper time. No one was hurt.
Purported al-Qaida letter denies responsibility for Iraq bombings - 3/3/04 1:24 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A letter purported to come from al-Qaida denied responsibility for bombings that killed at least 117 people during a Shiite Muslim festival in Iraq, blaming American troops instead -- but it also called Shiites infidels.
Shiites vent anger at United States after attacks on pilgrims; 15 suspects held - 3/3/04 1:17 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite Muslim mourners chanted slogans against the United States Wednesday, venting their anger at Iraq's instability after a series of suicide bombings against pilgrims. As the country began three days of mourning, officials said 15 people, some possibly Iranians, were detained in th ...
Purported al-Qaida letter denies responsibility for Iraq bombings - 3/3/04 12:05 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A letter purported to come from al-Qaida denied responsibility for bombings that killed at least 117 people during a Shiite Muslim festival in Iraq, blaming American troops instead -- but it also called Shiites infidels.
Shiites vent anger at United States after attacks on pilgrims; 15 suspects held - 3/3/04 11:40 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite Muslim mourners chanted slogans against the United States Wednesday, venting their anger at Iraq's instability after a series of suicide bombings against pilgrims. As the country began three days of mourning, officials said 15 people, some possibly Iranians, were detained in th ...
Intelligence links Jordanian militant to blasts in Iraq, commander says - 3/3/04 11:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have intelligence linking Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to a series of suicide bombings in Iraq against pilgrims, the U.S. military commander said Wednesday.
Iraq's interim constitution to be signed Friday - 3/3/04 10:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An interim constitution drafted by Iraq's leading politicians and the U.S.-led administration will be signed Friday, the head of Iraq's Governing Council said Wednesday.
Pair of large explosions reported in Baghdad - 3/3/04 10:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two large explosions were heard Wednesday in central Baghdad and appeared to have come from an area to the west of the capital.
15 people held in suicide attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims - 3/3/04 7:16 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Grieving relatives collected the bodies of the dead from overwhelmed hospitals Wednesday after devastating suicide bombings against Shiite Muslim pilgrims, and officials said Iraqi police and U.S. troops detained 15 people, some possibly Iranians, in the attacks.
Fifteen people held for suicide attacks on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq; other attacks averted - 3/3/04 6:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police and U.S. troops detained 15 people, including four thought to be Iranian, in the devastating suicide attacks against Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Baghdad and Karbala, an official said Wednesday.
Rocket strikes on Baghdad telephone exchange disrupts international calls - 3/3/04 4:25 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three rockets struck a major telephone exchange Wednesday, knocking out international phone connections for much of the country only days after the system was put back in service, officials said.
Fifteen people held for suicide attacks on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq - 3/3/04 4:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police and U.S. troops detained 15 people, including four thought to be Iranian, in the devastating suicide attacks against Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Baghdad and Karbala, an official said Wednesday.
U.S. and Iraqi forces detain 15 in connection with suicide attacks - 3/3/04 3:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police and U.S. troops detained 15 people, including several possible Iranians, in the devastating suicide attacks against Shiite pilgrims the day before, an official said Wednesday.
Suicide bombers kill at least 150 people in Iraq; U.S. says militants seek civil war - 3/3/04 2:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide bombers set off simultaneous attacks on Shiite Muslim shrines crowded with pilgrims in two Iraqi cities Tuesday, killing at least 150 people and turning the holiest day on the Shiite calendar into the bloodiest since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Attacks on Shiite shrines strain the frayed social fabric of Iraq - 3/3/04 1:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Deadly attacks on Shiite shrines during one of the sect's holiest days have reinforced fears of civil conflict in Iraq, a nation whose ethnic and religious fabric have looked increasingly fragile since Saddam Hussein's ouster 10 months ago.
Three missiles hit Baghdad neighborhood, striking telephone exchange, injuring one - 3/3/04 1:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three missiles hit a Baghdad neighborhood early Wednesday morning, Iraqi police said, damaging a telephone exchange and critically injuring one person.
In the streets of Iraq, a day of prayer becomes a nightmare of blood - 3/3/04 1:23 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Women tripped over their long, black robes as they ran. Police wept at the sight of the mangled and torn bodies of pilgrims, their blood pooling in the streets.

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