Thursday, June 19, 2003

Iraq Mortar Attack Hits U.S. Office: "BBC :
Details have emerged of a mortar attack on a building used by the US-led administration in Iraq that killed one person and wounded 12 others.
All the casualties were Iraqis who were in an operations centre in Samarra, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Baghdad.
The building is used by officials co-ordinating military and civilian humanitarian efforts in Iraq.
The incident, which happened on Wednesday night, was the latest in a series of ambushes and attacks on US forces in Iraq.

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Family of Saddam's confidant tells of the night the US troops came: "Hundreds of US soldiers came under cover of darkness to search for the man who rarely left Saddam Hussein's side and who many believe harbours the secret of the deposed Iraqi leader's fate. (AFP)"

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Arab Traditions Protected Captured Iraqi: "Saddam Hussein's top aide managed to evade U.S. forces for a time by sleeping on a mat in the home of an Iraqi family who refused to turn him in because of the tradition in Arab and Muslim countries of protecting guests. (AP)"

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Blix amazed US hoped to find WMDs in Iraq: "Chief UN weapons inspector for Iraq, Hans Blix, said in an interview that he was amazed Washington and London expected to find large quantities of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after UN inspectors were unable to find any. (AFP)"

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Violence against US soldiers drags on despite capture of top Saddam aide: "A US army medic was killed in an ambush near Baghdad as guerrilla attacks showed no signs of abating despite an aggressive military sweep that has bagged Saddam Hussein's closest aide. (AFP)"

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