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Wednesday  June 18, 2003

Kerry says Bush misled Americans on war - 6/18/03 9:04 PM
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Wednesday that President Bush broke his promise to build an international coalition against Iraq's Saddam Hussein and then waged a war based on questionable intelligence.
Rumsfeld downplays resistance in Iraq - 6/18/03 8:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Wednesday played down recent deadly attacks on Americans in Iraq, equating those losses with everyday violence in large U.S. cities.
Britain suggests offering some Iraqi scientists leniency to step up search for WMDs - 6/18/03 6:30 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The British government proposed offering leniency to some Iraqi scientists to boost the search for weapons of mass destruction, as Prime Minister Tony Blair defended himself in Parliament on Wednesday against accusations he exaggerated the threat from Saddam Hussein.
Regional coordination, but no nationwide front, behind attacks on American soldiers - 6/18/03 5:42 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Persistent attacks on Americans in Iraq are being carried out by regional bands that include Saddam Hussein loyalists and disgruntled ex-soldiers but have not formed into a national network, an Iraqi police official said Wednesday. The U.S. military insisted the resistance is the "las ...
Kurdish guerrillas executed in 1970s reburied in home soil - 6/18/03 5:16 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The bodies of 35 Kurdish guerrillas executed in the 1970s were reburied Wednesday in the Kurdish heartland, after a 150-mile journey in flag-bedecked coffins atop a convoy of rickety taxis.
U.S. forces capture most senior Iraqi leader, man said to know Saddam's fate - 6/18/03 5:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces have captured Saddam Hussein's top aide and presidential secretary, a man who American officials believe knows the fate of the deposed Iraqi leader and has information about banned weapons.
WASHN: Odierno said. - 6/18/03 3:20 PM
The captured include local leaders of some new fanatic groups such as "The New Return" and "The Snake Party," Odierno said, describing them more as street gangs than organized paramilitaries.
WASHN: he said. - 6/18/03 3:18 PM
Asked about the mounting casualties, Odierno said: "I will never downplay Americans being killed in combat. It is a very significant sacrifice, especially for their families."
WASHN: the task." - 6/18/03 3:17 PM
Odierno, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, said earlier that troops are pressing forward with patrols and raids to defeat resistance forces and capture former leaders of Saddam's toppled regime.
WASHN: in Iraq. - 6/18/03 3:14 PM
He said there "is a little debate" in the administration over whether there is any central control to the resistance, which officials say is coming from Saddam's former Baath Party, Fedayeen paramilitary and other loyalists.
Forces capture key Iraqi figure, No. 4 on U.S. wanted list - 6/18/03 3:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have captured Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, Saddam Hussein's presidential secretary and No. 4 on the U.S. most-wanted list of Iraqi leaders, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
U.S. soldiers fire on Iraqis, two killed; American slain in violent day in Baghdad - 6/18/03 2:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Edgy American troops killed two Iraqis on Wednesday after Saddam Hussein's former soldiers tossed stones during a protest outside the headquarters of the U.S.-led occupation leaders.
Blair insists Iraq's weapons posed threat before the war - 6/18/03 1:06 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair tried to fend off claims that intelligence did not support the need for war in Iraq, insisting on Wednesday that Saddam Hussein did pose a threat to the Middle East and the rest of the world.
Forces capture key Iraqi figure, No. 4 on U.S. wanted list - 6/18/03 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have captured Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, Saddam Hussein's presidential secretary and No. 4 on the U.S. most-wanted list of Iraqi leaders, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
General: troops making progress against Iraqi resistance - 6/18/03 12:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces are making progress against Iraqi resistance, a ground commander said Wednesday, asserting the recent increase in U.S. casualties is "militarily insignificant."
One soldier killed in attack; two Iraqis killed in demonstration - 6/18/03 12:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen killed an American soldier and wounded another in a hit-and-run shooting at a Baghdad propane gas station Wednesday. U.S. troops also opened fire on a demonstration outside coalition headquarters in the capital, killing two protesters.
WSHN: of anonymity. - 6/18/03 11:41 AM
Mahmud may have information on the fate of Saddam and his sons, and he is thought to have details of Iraq's alleged weapons programs. U.S. officials have said they want to try Mahmud for war crimes or crimes against humanity for activities associated with his senior position in the Iraqi regime.
Iraq-Leader Captured - 6/18/03 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have taken into custody Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, Saddam's presidential secretary and No. 4 on the U.S. most-wanted list of Iraqi leaders, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
Rights group says U.S. troops used excessive force in April shootings that killed 20 Iraqis - 6/18/03 10:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers used excessive force when they shot and killed 20 protesters and wounded almost 90 others in the restive city of Fallujah, according to a report by a human rights group that calls for a U.S. investigation into the two April shootings.
One soldier killed in attack; two Iraqis killed in demonstration - 6/18/03 10:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen killed an American soldier and wounded another in a hit-and-run shooting at a Baghdad propane gas station Wednesday, and U.S. troops opened fire on a demonstration outside coalition headquarters in the capital, killing two protesters.
One soldier killed in attack, two Iraqis killed in demonstration - 6/18/03 8:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two assailants shot to death an American soldier and wounded another in Baghdad on Wednesday. Separately, U.S. troops threatened by a stone-throwing crowd killed two Iraqis during a demonstration outside the headquarters of the occupation authorities, the military said.
U.S. troops open fire during stone-throwing demonstration in Baghdad, killing two - 6/18/03 7:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad Wednesday, and U.S. troops threatened by a stone-throwing crowd killed two Iraqis during a demonstration.
BAGHDAD: the crowd. - 6/18/03 6:39 AM
AP photographer Victor Caivano said the demonstrators threw stones at the soldiers and at reporters, who were forced to retreat.
BAGHDAD: had died. - 6/18/03 6:37 AM
The shooting came one day after a human rights group accused U.S. troops of using excessive force during a protest in the town of Fallujah in April.
U.S. troops open fire during stone-throwing demonstration in Baghdad - 6/18/03 6:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops opened fire at former Iraqi soldiers demonstrating to demand back wages outside the American headquarters in Baghdad Wednesday, killing two protesters during a rock-throwing melee.
U.S. troops fire during demonstration at presidential palace; two Iraqis wounded - 6/18/03 5:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops opened fire during an Iraqi demonstration outside the main gate of the presidential compound Wednesday. The U.S. military said two demonstrators were wounded, but protesters said two people were killed and one wounded.
Revamp of courts prepares to try Iraqi resistance leaders - 6/18/03 4:50 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In a broad revamping of Iraq's courts, coalition officials suspended the death penalty and announced the creation of a new tribunal to speed up the trials of Saddam Hussein's loyalists.
U.S. troops fire during demonstration at presidential palace - 6/18/03 4:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops opened fire Wednesday during an Iraqi demonstration outside the main gate of the presidential compound, and demonstrators said there were casualties.
BAGHDAD: photographer said. - 6/18/03 3:24 AM
Demonstrators began to scatter when the gunfire sounded. Newsmen also retreated under a hail of stones, said the photographer, Victor Caivano.
Iraqis alarmed over reports of male soldiers frisking women - 6/18/03 3:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. security concerns have clashed with Iraq's traditional culture in a potentially volatile flap over American men frisking Iraqi women.
Democratic request for Iraq intelligence rejected as moot - 6/18/03 2:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans rejected a Democratic resolution that would have forced the Bush administration to do what it is already doing: provide the intelligence used as the basis for its assertions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
Pentagon considers making embedding reporters permanent policy - 6/18/03 2:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon may make it official policy to include journalists with U.S. military units headed for battle.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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