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14 December 2003 Military News

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  • SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED, IN COALITION CUSTODY CENTCOM 14 Dec 2003 -- Forces from the 4th Infantry Division, coalition forces and special operations forces captured former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, at approximately 8 p.m. local time yesterday in a remote farm house near Tikrit, Iraq.
  • Transcript: Ambassador Bremer Briefing from Baghdad 14 Dec 2003 -- "Ladies and gentlemen. We got him!"
  • SADDAM CAPTURE WRAP VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- President Bush has hailed the capture of Saddam Hussein as the end of a dark and painful era in Iraq's history. U-S soldiers found the former Iraqi leader hiding in a small underground space Saturday night, and took him into custody without firing a shot.
  • SADDAM CAPTURE WRAP VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- President Bush has hailed the capture of Saddam Hussein as the end of a dark and painful era in Iraq's history. As V-O-A's Stephanie Ho reports from Washington, U-S soldiers found the former Iraqi leader hiding in a small cellar Saturday night, and took him into custody without firing a shot.
  • PENTAGON / SADDAM CAPTURED VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- U-S forces have scored an important victory in Iraq: capturing Saddam Hussein in a bloodless operation near Tikrit. But as V-O-A Pentagon Correspondent Alex Belida reports, U-S officials acknowledge the capture of the former Iraqi leader will not mean an immediate end to the ongoing terrorist violence in the country.
  • Saddam Hussein 'Caught Like a Rat,' U.S. Commander Says AFPS 14 Dec 2003 -- Saddam Hussein was "caught like a rat" and offered no resistance when U.S. soldiers captured him near Tikrit Dec. 13, the U.S. general in charge of the operation said today.
  • 'We Got Him' -- Bremer Announces Saddam's Capture AFPS 14 Dec 2003 -- With three words -- "We got him" - Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III announced at a press briefing in Baghdad today that U.S. forces had captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit.
  • Saddam Was 'Disoriented and Bewildered' When Captured AFPS 14 Dec 2003 -- Saddam Hussein had been living in "two small rooms in an adobe hut" and seemed disoriented and bewildered when captured by U.S. soldiers, the general in command of those soldiers said today.
  • IRAQ/SADDAM VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been captured. The former Iraqi dictator was taken into custody, without incident late Saturday.
  • IRAQ/SADDAM CAPTURE VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- Saddam Hussein has been captured alive near his hometown in Iraq. As V-O-A Correspondent Challiss McDonough reports from Baghdad, Paul Bremer, the head of the coalition authority, made the surprise official announcement.
  • Iraq: Blair Confirms That Saddam Hussein Captured RFE/RL 14 Dec 2003 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has confirmed the arrest of toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
  • Iraq: Saddam Hussein Captured Near Tikrit RFE/RL 14 Dec 2003 -- Deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who has eluded coalition forces for eight months, was captured on 13 December in a massive operation in Al-Dawr, located some 15 kilometers south of Tikrit.
  • AFGHANISTAN LOYA JIRGA VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- After several delays, Afghanistan's constitutional assembly is underway, with the country's leaders calling for consensus in adopting a new system of government for the war-ravaged nation.The gathering has chosen a former Afghan president to the post of chairman.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Cope North ends with many lessons learned Marine Corps News 14 Dec 2003-- With Exercise Cope North having ended, Marines, Sailors, airmen and members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force gathered together to celebrate a job well done.

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Other Conflicts

  • MID-EAST PEACE TALKS VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- U-S Middle East envoy David Satterfield is meeting top Israeli officials today (Sunday) in an effort to revive the international "roadmap" to peace plan.
  • ISRAEL / SHARON VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- A member of Israel's ruling Likud Party says while he welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's opening of a debate on the future of the occupied territories, he says he does not believe Mr. Sharon will win the necessary support for uprooting Jewish settlements.

  • CYPRUS ELECTION VOA 14 Dec 2003 -- Tens of thousands of Turkish Cypriots are voting in an election that could decide if the Mediterranean island will be re-unified. The race is expected to be tight.
  • CHAD: Deby signs new peace deal with northern rebels IRIN 14 Dec 2003 -- The government of Chad signed a fresh peace agreement on Sunday with the rebel Movement for Democracy and Justice in Chad (MDJT), which has been been fighting a low-level guerrilla war against President Idriss Deby in the desert north of the country since 1998.
  • COTE D'IVOIRE: Alleged attackers of TV station were killed elsewhere - diplomat IRIN 14 Dec 2003 -- The government of Cote d'Ivoire has said that 18 unidentified assailants were shot dead when they tried to attack the television station and a transmitter in Abidjan on Thursday night, but a diplomatic source said on Sunday that all appeared to have been killed elsewhere and their corpses had then been taken to the scenes of the alleged shoot-outs.

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