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March 24, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Susan Taylor Martin: Exiles yearn for Hussein's doom
    AMMAN, Jordan -- In Iraq, Jamal Albostani wrote books. They were works of fiction that clearly were also indictments of Saddam Hussein's regime.

    Iraq: Marchers rally to support U.S. troops
    NEW YORK -- A day after massive antiwar rallies attracted thousands across the nation -- including more than 100,000 people in a march down Broadway -- hundreds of people gathered in Times Square and other cities Sunday to show support for the war in Iraq.

    Iraq: Churches turn to prayers amid war
    Though many national church leaders have lobbied ardently against war, prayers for America's leaders and soldiers -- and, in some cases, for the Iraqi people -- took precedence over criticism of the Bush administration Sunday as the country's Christians gathered for worship.

    Iraq: Reports: Hussein is likely still alive
    Intelligence reports indicate the Iraqi president survived the bombings but may have been injured.

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    Iraq: Iraq's oil industry will need postwar repairs
    "On the whole, the oil infrastructure appears pretty much intact," says Maj. Charlie Eastwood of the British 7th Armored Brigade.

    Iraq: Arabs heartened to see U.S. vulnerability on TV
    CAIRO -- As the images of dead U.S. soldiers and shaken prisoners in Iraq flashed across Arab television on Sunday night, reactions ranged from shame to tortured pride to uneasy happiness.

    Iraq: Missiles land in Turkey; no one hurt
    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- Two missiles, apparently unleashed from U.S. warplanes by mistake, fell Sunday near separate villages in Turkey along a flight corridor to Iraq, Turkish officials said.

    Iraq: President: Treat our prisoners humanely
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush demanded Sunday that American troops held captive in Iraq be treated humanely, warning that Iraqis who do otherwise will be punished as war criminals.

    Iraq: U.S. presses POWs for information on chemical weapons
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military is moving quickly to interrogate more than 2,000 Iraqi POWs, including two generals, for information about the location of chemical and biological weapons.

    Iraq: Networks struggle over use of video
    NEW YORK -- U.S. television networks spent hours Sunday weighing whether to air video footage of what appeared to be U.S. prisoners of war.

    Iraq: Uniform at door breaks hearts of loved ones
    LA MESA, Calif. -- The war in Iraq has repeatedly hit home in the San Diego area, where several of the first Americans killed during the conflict were stationed or had lived.

    Iraq: Mother says she saw her captive son on Iraqi TV
    The names of those captured in Iraq have not been officially confirmed.

    Iraq: British TV reporter believed dead
    LONDON -- British television news reporter Terry Lloyd, who had disappeared in southern Iraq, was believed to have been killed by friendly fire, his employer said Sunday.

    Iraq: Patriot missile shoots down British fighter jet, killing 2
    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Coalition forces suffered their first confirmed "friendly fire" deaths of the Iraq war Sunday when a U.S. Patriot missile battery downed a British fighter jet near the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border, killing the two fliers on board.

    Iraq: Prisoner of war regulations
    Excerpts from the Geneva Conventions regarding the treatment of prisoners of war. The conventions were drawn up in 1864 to deal with treatment of wounded on the battlefield. Conventions in 1949 set out standards for the treatment of the wounded and POWs and protection of civilians:

    Dispatch from the 101st: Soldiers feel shock, anger at one of their own
    CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, Kuwait -- The soldiers muttered and swore and stomped, some spitting mad and others simply sorrowful or bewildered. We're supposed to be fighting the Iraqi army, they said, not standing guard against each other.

    Fighting terror: Copter crash kills 6
    WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Air Force helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing all six people on board, the U.S. military said.

    Fighting terror: Operation Valiant Strike rounds up cache of weapons
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Helicopters thundered over mountain villages, disgorging soldiers to search mud-brick houses as U.S.-led forces pressed their hunt for al-Qaida remnants in Afghanistan this week.

    World in brief: Turnout large in vote on Chechen constitution
    KARABULAK, Russia -- Voters in Chechnya appeared to approve a constitution Sunday the Kremlin hopes will bring stability to the separatist region after nearly a decade of bloodshed.

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