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Wednesday  December 22, 2004

Iraq bombing represents security breach 12/22/2004, 10:44 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The suspected suicide attack inside an Army mess hall in Iraq represents a breach of the most basic principles of military security and points to significant weaknesses in the screening of Iraqis who are allowed onto the base, experts say.
Suicide bomber said cause of Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 9:35 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military said Wednesday that a suicide bomber likely carried out the explosion at a U.S. base near Mosul, spraying a crowded mess tent with small pellets and killing 22 people nearly all of them Americans.
Construction firm drops Iraq contract 12/22/2004, 9:16 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) An international construction company has pulled out of its contract to rebuild Iraq's transportation systems, deciding it was too dangerous to stay, a spokesman for the U.S.-led reconstruction effort said Wednesday.
General: Suicide bomber behind Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 9:15 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) A suicide bomber was the likely cause of the deadliest single attack on American troops in Iraq an explosion at a U.S. base that killed 22 people, the Pentagon's top general said Wednesday.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 12/22/2004, 7:36 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at least 1,321 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.
A breakdown of the dead, injured in Mosul 12/22/2004, 6:57 p.m. PT
(AP) The U.S. military command in Baghdad reported the following breakdown late Wednesday of the 22 people killed and 69 wounded in the suicide bombing attack on a mess hall at a U.S. military base near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul
Suicide bomber said cause of Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 3:33 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military said Wednesday that a suicide bomber likely carried out the explosion at a U.S. base near Mosul, spraying a crowded mess tent with small pellets and killing 22 people nearly all of them Americans.
Egypt, Jordan warn Iraq against divisions 12/22/2004, 3:10 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers Wednesday issued a veiled warning to regional religious leaders against using next month's critical elections in Iraq to create a sectarian, Shiite-dominated state.
Crisis group challenges Bush's Iraq policy 12/22/2004, 2:55 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The growing insurgency against U.S. forces in Iraq is fed by nationalist feelings and widespread distrust of the United States, the private International Crisis Group said Wednesday.
A breakdown of the dead, injured in Mosul 12/22/2004, 2:53 p.m. PT
(AP) The U.S. military command in Baghdad reported the following breakdown late Wednesday of the 22 people killed and 69 wounded in the suicide bombing attack on a mess hall at a U.S. military base near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul
Attack in Iraq shows troops' vulnerability 12/22/2004, 2:21 p.m. PT
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) American troops in Iraq must work around a wide range of vulnerabilities: soft-skinned tents instead of concrete buildings, a shortage of body armor and open or unprotected vehicles. They also try to boost the Iraqi economy by hiring Iraqis for such tasks as picking up trash and delivering food leaving the door open for possible infiltrators.
Construction firm drops Iraq contract 12/22/2004, 2:17 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) An international construction company has pulled out of its contract to rebuild Iraq's transportation systems, deciding it was too dangerous to stay, a spokesman for the U.S.-led reconstruction effort said Wednesday.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 12/22/2004, 2:13 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Wednesday, Dec. 22, 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.
General: Suicide bomber behind Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 2:02 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) A suicide bomber was the likely cause of the deadliest single attack on American troops in Iraq an explosion at a U.S. base that killed 22 people, the Pentagon's top general said Wednesday.
4 Halliburton workers die in Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 11:58 a.m. PT
HOUSTON (AP) Halliburton Co. lost four employees in the attack on a mess tent at a military base in Iraq, the Houston-based contractor said Wednesday.
U.S. troops hold Christmas party 12/22/2004, 10:06 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops in Iraq held a Christmas party on Wednesday, celebrating with music, a Christmas tree, and even a visit from Santa to their base at Baghdad International Airport.
Iraq faces profound shift in power 12/22/2004, 9:43 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.
Fallujah water treatment not working 12/22/2004, 9:34 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) All four water purification plants in Fallujah are still not working after last month's U.S.-led offensive that left the city in ruins, a Red Cross spokesman said Wednesday, complicating life for displaced families when they return.
U.S. sweeps through Mosul after attack 12/22/2004, 9:21 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops backed by armored vehicles swept through virtually empty streets of Mosul amid an undeclared curfew in Iraq's third largest city Wednesday, a day after an insurgent strike on a nearby base killed 22 people and wounded dozens in one of the deadliest attacks on American troops since the war began.
4 Halliburton workers die in Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 8:05 a.m. PT
HOUSTON (AP) Halliburton Co. lost four employees in the attack at a military base in Iraq, but a report that three other workers had also been killed proved erroneous, the Houston-based contractor said Wednesday.
U.S. planned bunker at site of Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 7:46 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Worried about recent artillery attacks on American mess halls in Iraq, the U.S. military had nearly completed a reinforced dining area near the mess tent where an insurgent attack killed 22 people.
U.S. planned bunker at site of Iraq attack 12/22/2004, 6:19 a.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.
U.S. sweeps through Mosul after attack 12/22/2004, 6:08 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military deployed armored vehicles in Mosul and infantrymen swept through the northern city Wednesday, a day after an insurgent strike on a nearby base killed 22 people and injured 72 in one of the deadliest attacks on American troops since the war began.
U.S. launches probe of mess tent attack 12/22/2004, 4:40 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military launched an investigation Wednesday into the cause of a devastating blast in a mess tent at a base in northern Iraq that killed 22 people and injured 72 in one of the deadliest attacks on American troops since the start of the war.
Blast at U.S. mess tent in Iraq kills 22 12/22/2004, 2:56 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military launched an investigation Wednesday into the cause of a devastating blast in a mess tent at a base in northern Iraq that killed 22 people and injured 72 in one of the deadliest attacks on American troops since the start of the war.
Poland's premier visits troops in Iraq 12/22/2004, 2:32 a.m. PT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland's prime minister and defense minister arrived in Iraq Wednesday for a Christmas visit to Polish troops, a Polish military official said.

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