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Thursday  December 16, 2004

Saddam meets lawyer, aides due in court 12/16/2004, 7:46 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Saddam Hussein met with a defense lawyer Thursday for the first time since his capture a year ago, days before several of his top aides are due to appear in court for hearings on alleged war crimes.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 12/16/2004, 5:39 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at least 1,304 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,019 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
Syria rejects Iraq's accusations 12/16/2004, 5:24 p.m. PT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Syria on Thursday rejected Iraqi accusations that it and Iran were supporting al-Qaida-linked insurgents in Iraq. The comments from the Syrian Foreign Ministry came a day after Iraqi Defense Minister Hazem Shaalan said that Iranian and Syrian intelligence agents, plus former operatives from Saddam Hussein's security forces, were cooperating with the al-Qaida-linked group in Iraq that is led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
U.N.: Iraqi elections plans on schedule 12/16/2004, 5:21 p.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) U.N. technical preparations for next month's Iraqi elections are on schedule and 85 percent of the country's voter registration centers are operating but precarious security has prevented registration in two key provinces, U.N. officials said Thursday.
Saddam holds first meeting with lawyer 12/16/2004, 3:54 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Saddam Hussein met with a defense lawyer Thursday for the first time since his capture a year ago, days before several of his top aides are due to appear in court for hearings on alleged war crimes.
Syria rejects Iraq's accusations 12/16/2004, 2:23 p.m. PT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Syria on Thursday rejected Iraqi accusations that it and Iran were supporting al-Qaida-linked insurgents in Iraq.
Iraqi militants say they killed Italian 12/16/2004, 11:21 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi militants said they shot and killed an Italian citizen after he tried to break through a guerrilla roadblock on a highway outside the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi.
Saddam, defense lawyer meet for 1st time 12/16/2004, 8:21 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Former dictator Saddam Hussein met with a lawyer Thursday for the first time since his capture a year ago, officials said. Insurgents, meanwhile, killed three paramilitary police and a government official in Baghdad.
Saddam, defense lawyer meet for 1st time 12/16/2004, 7:51 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Saddam Hussein met for the first time since his capture a year ago with a defense lawyer Thursday, two days after Iraq announced it will soon bring top figures of the fallen regime to court.
Iraqi militants say they shot Italian 12/16/2004, 7:12 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi militants said they shot and killed an Italian citizen after he tried to break through a guerrilla roadblock on a highway outside the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi.
Rebel strikes across Baghdad kills five 12/16/2004, 3:24 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Rebel strikes across Baghdad killed five people on Thursday including three paramilitary policemen and a government official as insurgents continued their efforts to derail Iraq's upcoming general election.

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