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Tuesday  March 16, 2004

Iraq's top Shiite cleric reiterates that he wants U.N. to play a role, senior U.N. official says - 3/16/04 10:53 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Disputing reports that the United Nations is not wanted in Iraq, a senior U.N. official said Tuesday the country's most powerful Shiite cleric sent a message to Secretary-General Kofi Annan a few days ago saying he wants the world body to play a role.
Attacks on foreign civilians suggest rebel effort to undermine Iraq reconstruction - 3/16/04 8:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Drive-by gunmen on Tuesday killed two Europeans working on a water project south of Baghdad, bringing to six the number of foreign aid workers killed in two days. The attacks apparently signal a strategy shift with insurgents taking aim at "soft" targets.
Honduran troops to leave Iraq this summer as planned - 3/16/04 6:05 PM
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras will withdraw its 370 troops from a Spanish-led humanitarian and peacekeeping brigade in Iraq this summer -- a previously scheduled move that coincides with Spain's planned pullout, top Honduran officials said Tuesday.
Attacks on foreign civilians suggest rebel effort to undermine Iraq reconstruction - 3/16/04 5:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Drive-by gunmen killed two Europeans working on a water project south of the Iraqi capital Tuesday, bringing to six the number of foreign humanitarian workers cut down in shooting attacks in Iraq over the past two days.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 3/16/04 4:52 PM
As of Tuesday, March 16, 564 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 385 died as a result of hostile action and 179 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Top 10 foreign troop contributors to Iraq - 3/16/04 3:52 PM
Countries besides the United States that are assisting in postwar Iraq, and their troop contributions, as of March 15.
Attacks on foreign civilians suggest rebel effort to undermine Iraq reconstruction - 3/16/04 3:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Drive-by gunmen killed two Europeans working on a water project south of the Iraqi capital Tuesday, bringing to six the number of foreign humanitarian workers cut down in shooting attacks in Iraq over the past two days.
Honduras says it will follow Spain's lead, withdraw troops from Iraq in June - 3/16/04 2:03 PM
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras, following the lead of Spain, will withdraw its 370 troops from a Spanish-led humanitarian and peacekeeping brigade in Iraq by the end of June, Defense Secretary Federico Breve said Tuesday.
Kurds mark anniversary of Saddam's chemical attack - 3/16/04 1:19 PM
HALABJA, Iraq (AP) -- Clutching pictures of relatives they lost, survivors of Saddam Hussein's 1988 chemical weapons attack gathered in this northern town Tuesday to remember the thousands who died.
Senior official says Iraq's top Shiite cleric again still seeks U.N. role - 3/16/04 1:01 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Despite reports the United Nations is not wanted in Iraq, the country's most powerful Shiite cleric has sent a message to Secretary-General Kofi Annan saying he wanted the world body to be involved, Annan's special adviser said Tuesday.
Six foreigners working water supply projects killed in Iraq - 3/16/04 12:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two Europeans were shot to death Tuesday, bringing to six the number of foreigners working on humanitarian projects to be killed in drive-by shootings in the past 24 hours.
Top 10 foreign troop contributors to Iraq - 3/16/04 12:12 PM
Countries besides the United States that are assisting in postwar Iraq, and their troop contributions, as of March 15
Two American soldiers in Iraq apply for conscientious objector status - 3/16/04 10:38 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Two U.S. Army medics in Iraq have applied for conscientious objector status and want to be honorably discharged from the military because the idea of killing is "revolting" to them, their company commander said Tuesday.
Attack in Iraq kills four Americans working as Southern Baptist missionaries - 3/16/04 10:08 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Four workers for a Southern Baptist missionary group who were killed in Iraq were remembered as "people who just had a great heart for helping people out."
Six foreigners working water supply projects killed in Iraq - 3/16/04 8:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two Germans working on a water-supply project south of Baghdad were shot to death Tuesday, and their deaths brought to six the number of foreigners killed in drive-by shootings in the past 24 hours.
Attack in Iraq kills four Americans working as Southern Baptist missionaries - 3/16/04 8:38 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Four Southern Baptist missionaries killed in Iraq were remembered as "people who just had a great heart for helping people out."
Iraqi officials: Two Europeans two Iraqis, killed in shooting southeast of Baghdad - 3/16/04 8:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two European civilians working on a water supply project and two Iraqis -- a driver and a policeman, were killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday south of Baghdad, police and hospital officials said.
Iraqi officials: two Germans, two Iraqis, killed in shooting southeast of Baghdad - 3/16/04 7:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two German civilians working on a water supply project and two Iraqis -- a driver and a policeman, were killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday south of Baghdad, police and hospital officials said.
U.S. says attacks on missionaries, withdrawal of Spain won't undermine coalition in Iraq - 3/16/04 7:04 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hours after four U.S. missionaries were slain in a drive-by shooting in the northern city of Mosul, the top U.S. military commander said Tuesday that such attacks were meant to divide the 36-member coalition occupying Iraq.
Top U.S. commander in Iraq casts doubt on planned Spanish withdrawal - 3/16/04 4:21 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq cast doubt Tuesday on whether Spain would withdraw its troops from Iraq, but added that if they do, the loss would not be "a significant military problem" for the U.S.-led coalition.
Parliamentary committee criticizes Britain's postwar planning - 3/16/04 3:27 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's failure to prepare its troops properly for the postwar situation in Iraq stretched the force to its limit and cost it goodwill with Iraqis, according to a parliamentary report published Tuesday.
U.S. military: four American civilians killed, one wounded, in drive-by shooting - 3/16/04 2:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Four American relief workers were killed and one was wounded in a drive-by shooting Monday in the northern city of Mosul, the U.S. military said. Hospital officials said at least two of the dead were women.
Ansar al-Islam prisoner provide glimpse into group's techniques - 3/16/04 1:43 AM
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kaiwan Qader, a prisoner in Kurdish custody, once planned to be a suicide bomber.
Three American missionaries killed in Iraq were on humanitarian project - 3/16/04 12:05 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Three Americans killed in a shooting attack Monday in northern Iraq were Baptist missionaries on a humanitarian mission -- a water purification project for the troubled country, church officials and friends said.

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