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Tuesday  December 21, 2004

U.S. was replacing Iraq tent with bunker 12/21/2004, 11:56 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Worried about recent artillery attacks on American mess halls in Iraq, the U.S. military was just days away from completing a reinforced dining area at the camp where a rocket attack killed more than 20 people in a tent the bunker was meant to replace.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 12/21/2004, 7:46 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at least 1,319 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 1,021 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
Iraqi finance minister: Security improving 12/21/2004, 7:07 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) On the day of a deadly attack against U.S. troops, Iraq's finance minister said Tuesday he saw signs of improvement in his country's security.
France rejoices at release of hostages 12/21/2004, 6:56 p.m. PT
PARIS (AP) Joy swept France with the release Tuesday in Iraq of two French reporters held hostage for four months. The government said Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot should be home for Christmas.
U.S. was replacing Iraq tent with bunker 12/21/2004, 4:52 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Iraqi insurgents have attacked several U.S. military dining hall tents in recent months and the Pentagon was finishing a hardened bunker to replace the dining tent at the base near Mosul attacked Tuesday, military officials said.
Attack on U.S. base in Iraq leaves 20 dead 12/21/2004, 4:52 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An explosion tore through a soft-sided mess tent where U.S. soldiers were eating lunch Tuesday at a military base near the northern city of Mosul, blowing a hole in the ceiling and leaving the floor littered with trays of food and puddles of blood. Officials said at least 20 people were killed in one of the most devastating attacks against Americans in Iraq since the start of the war.
Iraqi finance minister: Security improving 12/21/2004, 3:46 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) On the day of a deadly attack against U.S. troops, Iraq's finance minister said Tuesday he saw signs of improvement in his country's security.
Attack on U.S. base in Iraq leaves 20 dead 12/21/2004, 3:31 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An explosion tore through a soft-sided mess tent during lunch hour at a military base near the northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, and officials said at least 20 people were killed the deadliest attack on a U.S. base in Iraq since the start of the war.
Bush: Attack should not derail elections 12/21/2004, 3:11 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush said Tuesday's deadly attack on a U.S. military base in Iraq should not derail elections scheduled for next month and he hoped relatives of those killed would find solace in the service their loved ones provided.
France rejoices at release of hostages 12/21/2004, 2:48 p.m. PT
PARIS (AP) Joy swept France with the release Tuesday in Iraq of two French reporters held hostage for four months. The government said Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot should be home for Christmas.
Reporter provides account of Mosul attack 12/21/2004, 2:47 p.m. PT
FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq (AP) It was a brilliant, sunny day with blue skies and warmer than usual weather in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Hundreds of U.S. soldiers had just sat down for lunch in their giant chow hall tent.
Berlusconi delays Iraq talk until election 12/21/2004, 1:36 p.m. PT
ROME (AP) Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday that Italy would discuss a phased withdrawal of its troops with the Iraqi government that will be formed after the January elections, but he added that no dates have been set, Italian media reported.
Attack on U.S. base in Iraq leaves 24 dead 12/21/2004, 1:34 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An explosion ripped through a mess tent at a military base near Mosul where hundreds of U.S. troops had just sat down to lunch Tuesday, and officials said more than 20 people were killed and at least 57 were wounded.
Bush: Attack should not derail elections 12/21/2004, 1:02 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush said Tuesday's deadly attack on a U.S. military base in Iraq should not derail elections scheduled for next month and he hoped relatives of those killed would find solace in the service their loved ones provided.
France rejoices at release of hostages 12/21/2004, 12:00 p.m. PT
PARIS (AP) Joy swept France with the release Tuesday in Iraq of two French reporters held hostage for four months. The government said Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot should be home for Christmas.
America remains a terrorist target 12/21/2004, 11:10 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) It seems as if the terrorist battleground was everywhere but in the United States this past year, yet clearly America and its allies were the targets. More violence can be expected in 2005 as the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq persists and terrorists remain determined to one day strike inside America again.
Iraq faces profound shift in power 12/21/2004, 11:08 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq in 2005 faces the likelihood of the most profound shift of political power in its modern history, while struggling with an insurgency that has confounded U.S. strategists and their optimistic forecasts that preceded the war.
Reporter provides account of Mosul attack 12/21/2004, 10:53 a.m. PT
FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq (AP) It was a brilliant, sunny day with blue skies and warmer than usual weather in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Blair urges Iraqis to support elections 12/21/2004, 9:37 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) British Prime Minister Tony Blair made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Tuesday, urging Iraqis to support national elections and describing violence here as a "battle between democracy and terror."
Report: French journalists freed in Iraq 12/21/2004, 8:37 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two French journalists who were kidnapped by a radical Islamic group in Iraq four months ago were released Tuesday, Al-Jazeera television network reported.
Explosion near Mosul kills at least 22 12/21/2004, 6:41 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) At least 22 people were killed and 50 wounded Tuesday in an attack at a U.S. and Iraqi base near Mosul in Iraq, a Pentagon official said.
22 killed in Iraq blast; Blair makes visit 12/21/2004, 6:38 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) At least 22 people were killed and 50 wounded Tuesday in an attack at a U.S. and Iraqi base near Mosul in Iraq, a Pentagon official said.
Iraq blast causes 'multiple casualties' 12/21/2004, 5:34 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An explosion at a U.S. base near the northern city of Mosul on Tuesday caused "multiple causalities," the U.S. military said.
Tribunal vows fair trial for Saddam, aides 12/21/2004, 5:18 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A special Iraqi tribunal investigating Saddam Hussein and his 11 henchmen on Tuesday promised free and fair trials for the former regime members, rejecting accusations that the proceeding so far have not been transparent.
Tony Blair pays surprise visit to Baghdad 12/21/2004, 3:57 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) British Prime Minister Tony Blair threw his weight behind the drive to Iraq's elections on Tuesday, making a surprise visit to Baghdad and describing violence here as a "battle between democracy and terror."
Iraqi tribunal vows fair trial for Saddam 12/21/2004, 2:25 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A special Iraqi tribunal investigating Saddam Hussein and his 11 henchmen on Tuesday promised free and fair trials for the former regime members, rejecting accusations that the proceeding so far have not been transparent.

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