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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Grinding toward Baghdad

    WASHINGTON -- The United States unleashed the biggest ground battle of the war yesterday against Iraqi forces south of Baghdad, launching a much-awaited thrust at the heart of Saddam Hussein's regime. Fierce night fighting was reported as U.S. Army and...
  • Near capital, troops setting up at airfield

    NEAR ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Edward Sinclair, touring what amounts to a small city he is building on a former military airfield here, hopped out of his Humvee and marched over to a truck parked near a battery of howitzer guns pointed skyward....
  • In Baghdad, news stirs caldron of emotions

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis jammed the streets of Baghdad yesterday, honking horns, waving flags and firing pistols in a display of emotion over the capture of a dictator who had gripped them in fear and fascination for more than a generation. But as the...
  • U.N. nuclear watchdog agency team returning to Iraqi site

    MANSIA, Iraq - The word spread through town, trumpeted on loudspeakers attached to American vehicles: Return the containers taken from Iraq's largest nuclear facility, and we'll pay you $3 a barrel. Refuse, and you might be arrested. Now 70 empty barrels...
  • Abu Ghraib clerk to plead guilty of abuse

    SAN ANTONIO - Pfc. Lynndie R. England will plead guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib prison, her lawyer said late last night, months after photos of her sexually humiliating inmates made her the face of a scandal that damaged the credibility...
  • U.S. faces growing Mideast quandary

    WASHINGTON - The deadly truck bombing at the United Nations compound in Baghdad two days ago underscores the continued U.S. inability to pacify Iraq and appears to push President Bush's goal of a transformed Middle East further into the future. Far...
  • Abu Ghraib chief called good officer in tough job

    Amid the chaos of incoming mortar strikes, uncooperative detainees and ineffective policing that had come to define Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, U.S. officials abruptly installed a new commander in November - a veteran Army intelligence officer named Col....
  • Soldiers' warnings ignored

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The two military intelligence soldiers, assigned interrogation duties at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, were young, relatively new to the Army and had only one day of training on how to pry information from high-value prisoners....
  • A double setback for U.S. goals in Mideast

    CRAWFORD, Texas -- The back-to-back bombings in Baghdad and Jerusalem on Tuesday shook the twin pillars of President Bush's ambitious Middle East policy: building peace and democracy in Iraq and settling the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The...
  • Bombing kills 20 at U.N. post in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber rammed a cement truck loaded with explosives into the U.N. headquarters here Tuesday, toppling a wing of the building in a thunderous, dust-choked roar and killing the top envoy and at least 19 other people. Scores more --...
  • Ex-vice president of Iraq captured, turned over to U.S.

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former Iraqi vice president known as "Saddam's knuckles" for his ruthlessness against regime enemies, was captured by Kurdish fighters Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and turned over to U.S. forces....
  • Soldiers' defense not seen as winning strategy

    The low-ranking U.S. soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib have lined up almost uniformly behind a single defense strategy, one that military law experts say typically is no defense at all. As the first public court proceedings in the...