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Wednesday  November 19, 2003

Russia says it wants strong U.N. role in any new Iraq resolution - 11/19/03 9:03 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia made clear Wednesday that any new U.N. resolution endorsing a hand over of power to an Iraqi transitional government in June should also authorize a strong political role for the United Nations.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 11/19/03 8:39 PM
As of Wednesday, Nov. 19, 422 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 293 died as a result of hostile action and 129 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
NATO help in Iraq not expected but would be appreciated, Rumsfeld says - 11/19/03 6:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More direct help from NATO in Iraq would be welcome but is unlikely, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
Bush administration acknowledges Iraq gesture to Iran - 11/19/03 6:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration confirmed on Wednesday that Iraq has made overtures to Iran and said it was up to Baghdad to work out its relations with its neighbors.
Senators press Army to provide armor for soldiers in Iraq - 11/19/03 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators urged top Army officials Wednesday to quickly provide soldiers in Iraq with the armor they now lack to shield their vehicles, helicopters and bodies from enemy fire.
U.S. commander says he threatened to shoot Iraqi detainee to get information that could save his soldiers - 11/19/03 5:03 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- An Army officer fought back tears Wednesday as he acknowledged threatening to shoot an Iraqi detainee to extract information about a planned attack, saying that to protect his troops, he would "go to hell with a gasoline can in my hand."
Car bombing hits central Iraqi city; U.S. airstrikes target insurgents - 11/19/03 5:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded outside the home of a tribal leader in a city west of the capital on Wednesday, killing one child in yet another attack aimed at a U.S. ally.
Car bomb kills child, wounds others in Ramadi, resident says - 11/19/03 4:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded late Wednesday outside the home of a pro-American tribal leader in Ramadi, killing one child, a resident said.
Car bomb reported in Ramadi causing casualties, resident says - 11/19/03 3:56 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded late Wednesday outside the home of a pro-American tribal leader in Ramadi, killing at least one person and wounding others, a resident of the city said.
U.S. commander sees no sign of general uprising in Iraq amid continuing coalition offensive - 11/19/03 3:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American jets unleashed some of the biggest bombs in the U.S. inventory against suspected insurgent targets in central Iraq, escalating the coalition's anti-guerrilla campaign, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
Shiite Governing Council member expresses reservations about sovereignty transfer agreement - 11/19/03 3:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A leading Shiite Muslim member of the Iraqi Governing Council expressed reservations Wednesday about the deal to transfer sovereignty to Iraqis by July 1 and complained the timetable was agreed on without enough time for serious evaluation.
New Iraq strategy: U.S. targets resistance with bombs, missiles rarely seen since spring - 11/19/03 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military's counteroffensive in Iraq features a major shift in tactics: aggressive combat against guerrilla hide-outs and training camps using American precision bombs and missiles rarely seen since the war last spring.
AP Exclusive: Ex-Saddam loyalists say insurgency not about former dictator but driving out the Americans - 11/19/03 2:44 PM
SAMARA, Iraq (AP) -- A former Iraqi general who claims to be part of the insurgency against U.S. troops says the guerrilla war around this "Sunni Triangle" city is being waged by small groups fighting on their own without direction from Saddam Hussein or others.
U.S. military pounds Iraqi targets with one-ton bombs; Iraqi government official assassinated - 11/19/03 1:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force used some of the largest weapons in its inventory to attack targets in central Iraq in an escalating crackdown on suspected guerrilla strongholds, the military said Wednesday.
Iraq council leader: Turkey promises to help rebuild postwar Iraq - 11/19/03 1:14 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister promised the president of Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council that Turkey will help build houses, roads and bridges to improve conditions for Iraqis, the council's leader said Wednesday.
Video showing footage of attacks on American forces in Iraq emerges, possibly for recruiting purposes - 11/19/03 1:10 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A video that has surfaced on the Internet apparently aims to recruit militants to fight U.S. troops in Iraq, showing blurred, shaky footage of an American Humvee under fire and an Iraqi praising his brother for launching a suicide attack against U.S. occupiers.
U.S. chief administrator in Iraq rejects criticism from Italian who resigned because of ineffective U.S. authority - 11/19/03 9:12 AM
ROME (AP) -- The chief U.S. administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, rejected accusations that the provisional authority is inefficient and out of touch with Iraqis, saying in remarks published Wednesday that it has brought peace to almost 90 percent of the country.
Government official assassinated; U.S. aircraft pound suspected insurgent positions - 11/19/03 7:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen assassinated a provincial Iraqi official in the southern town of Diwaniyah, authorities said Wednesday, while some Baghdad residents complained of punitive U.S. raids against suspected rebel hideouts.
Koizumi says Japan has responsibility to help rebuild Iraq, still weighing peacekeeper dispatch - 11/19/03 4:33 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's prime minister said Wednesday that his nation had a responsibility to help rebuild Iraq, but he will decide whether to move ahead with plans to contribute peacekeepers only after determining if conditions on the ground are safe.
U.S. confident of approval by leading Shiite cleric of new political plan - 11/19/03 3:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition is confident that Iraq's top Shiite cleric won't stand in the way of new political blueprint that would return sovereignty to Iraqis by July 1, coalition officials say.
WASHINGTON TODAY: Echoes of post-war Germany can be heard in Iraq - 11/19/03 1:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was late 1945, seven months after the Nazi surrender, and Allen Dulles, a top official in the CIA's predecessor, was gloomy about reconstruction efforts in Germany.
Transferring security responsibility to the Iraqis may prove a problem if attacks increase - 11/19/03 1:43 AM
SAMARA, Iraq (AP) -- When the U.S. Army unexpectedly withdrew most of its troops from this central Iraq town full of Saddam Hussein loyalists, guerrillas firing machine guns, mortars and grenades overran abandoned U.S. bases, leaving a shaken Iraqi civil defense chief pleading for the Americans' return.

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