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Wednesday  July 21, 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/21/04 10:42 PM
As of Wednesday, July 21, 895 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 661 died as a result of hostile action and 234 died of non-hostile causes.
Annan says not a single country has pledged troops to U.N. protection force in Iraq - 7/21/04 8:38 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Six weeks after the U.N. Security Council authorized a separate force to protect U.N. staff in Iraq, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that the world body has not received a single firm commitment of troops.
U.S. clears way for arms sales to Iraq - 7/21/04 7:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration cleared the way Wednesday to sell arms to Iraq just as it does to other allies, reversing the ban in place for much of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Army bungled management of Iraq support contract worth billions, GAO says - 7/21/04 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army botched planning and management of the multibillion-dollar contract to provide food and other services to troops in Iraq, congressional investigators said.
U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 900, leaving soldiers questioning if they'll be next - 7/21/04 5:34 PM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- An insurgency that just won't die is leaving American troops in the field wondering if they are going to be next.
Iraq's neighbors agree to share intelligence, improve security - 7/21/04 5:22 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraq's neighbors agreed Wednesday to hold a high-level security meeting and share intelligence about cross-border infiltration, answering the war-ravaged nation's plea for assistance.
Rumsfeld denies plan to extend active-duty mobilizations for National Guardsmen - 7/21/04 4:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday he has no plan to extend the mobilization of National Guard soldiers whose active-duty commitments are about to expire, but other officials said it was under consideration for about 450 Guardsmen from Arkansas.
U.S. death toll hits 900, averaging 2 a day since beginning of war - 7/21/04 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American soldiers in Iraq have been dying at a rate of two a day since Iraqis regained political control on June 28 -- a drop from the deadliest months of violence before the handover but still about the same rate overall as in the 16 months since the U.S. invasion.
Iraqi Interior Ministry calls warhead report unfounded - 7/21/04 2:56 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Interior ministry Wednesday described as unfounded a local newspaper report that nuclear warheads had been found near Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
Militants say 6 more foreign hostages seized as 900th American soldier dies - 7/21/04 2:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A militant group said Wednesday it had taken six more hostages -- three Indians, two Kenyans and an Egyptian -- and would behead them if their countries did not immediately announce the withdrawal of their citizens from Iraq. The U.S. death toll since the start of the war rose to 900 ...
Car bombing kills four in capital - 7/21/04 1:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb went off in the eastern part of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing four people, a Health Ministry official said.
Iraq's neighbors open discussions on securing war-battered nation - 7/21/04 12:33 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraq on Wednesday asked neighboring countries for tangible assistance to restore security, saying it needed action and not just words.
U.S. allies remain defiant following new threats for role in Iraq as 900th American soldier dies - 7/21/04 12:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A militant group said Wednesday it had taken six more hostages -- three Indians, two Kenyans and an Egyptian -- and would behead them if their countries did not immediately announce the withdrawal of their citizens from Iraq. The U.S. death toll since the start of the war rose to 900 ...
Car bombing kills at least three people in Baghdad - 7/21/04 11:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb went off in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least three people, witnesses said.
Five Iraqis killed, 17 wounded during U.S. attack on Ramadi, hospital officials say - 7/21/04 11:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Clashes Wednesday between U.S. forces and insurgents in a residential area near the city of Ramadi killed five Iraqis and wounded 17 others, a hospital official said.
Militants threaten to behead six new hostages - 7/21/04 11:17 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A militant group said Wednesday it had taken six more hostages -- three Indians, two Kenyans and an Egyptian -- and would behead them if their countries did not immediately announce their intention to withdraw their citizens from Iraq.
Philippines says it remains U.S. ally despite Iraq pullout - 7/21/04 8:40 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines sought to mend a rift with the United States on Wednesday after it pulled troops out of Iraq to win freedom for a Filipino hostage, with a presidential spokesman saying Manila still looked to Washington as "our big brother."
Poland, Japan and Bulgaria face new purported threats for role in Iraq - 7/21/04 7:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- New online statements by purported militants threatened attacks against three U.S. allies -- Poland, Japan and Bulgaria -- if they don't pull their troops from Iraq, a day after a Filipino hostage was released because the Philippines bowed to insurgents' demands and withdrew its tiny ...
Death toll of U.S. forces in Iraq reaches 900 - 7/21/04 7:17 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded north of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing one U.S. 1st Infantry Division soldier and bringing to 900 the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq since the beginning of military operations in March 2003.
Poland, Japan and Bulgaria face new purported threats for role in Iraq - 7/21/04 6:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- New online statements by purported militants threatened attacks against three U.S. allies -- Poland, Japan and Bulgaria -- if they don't pull their troops from Iraq, a day after a Filipino hostage was released because the Philippines bowed to insurgents' demands and withdrew its tiny ...
Death toll of U.S. forces in Iraq reaches 900, including two military-linked civilians - 7/21/04 6:00 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded north of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing one U.S. 1st Infantry Division soldier and bringing the U.S. military death toll since the start of operations in Iraq to 900, including two civilians linked to the military.
Iraq's neighbors open discussions on securing war-battered nation - 7/21/04 4:26 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraq asked its neighbors Wednesday for real help bringing security to the violence-ravaged nation, telling them in a meeting that action, not talk, was needed most.
Iraq's neighbors to open discussion on securing war-battered nation - 7/21/04 3:25 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraq's neighbors have been quick to offer the interim government verbal support, but must follow up with concrete help making the country a safer place, the Iraqi foreign minister said ahead of a regional meeting.
Officials: Freed hostage threatened with beheading before Philippine troops were pulled out - 7/21/04 3:16 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Death came far too close for Filipino hostage Angelo dela Cruz, who says Iraqi insurgents at one point sharpened a sword and probed his neck for the right spot to cut.
Philippines says it remains U.S. ally despite Iraq pullout - 7/21/04 2:09 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines on Wednesday thanked countries that helped secure the release of a Filipino hostage in Iraq, as Manila moved to placate allies who criticized its decision to give in to demands of Iraqi insurgents and withdraw its peacekeepers.
900th U.S. soldier dies since war began in Iraq - 7/21/04 12:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded north of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing one U.S. 1st Infantry Division soldier and bringing to 900 the number of U.S. military forces killed since the beginning of military operations in March 2003.

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