Mosul Falls to Kurdish, U.S. Forces

(New York Times) The northern city of Mosul fell into Kurdish and U.S. hands Friday with the surrender of an entire corps of the Iraqi army, touching off looting and celebrations in the streets. (AP/Washington Post) To avert a potential clash with Turkey, Bush administration officials said American forces would soon take control of the northern town of Kirkuk from the Kurds. In eastern Iraq near the town of Kut, U.S. marines said they were facing a force of up to several thousand Islamic fighters from various Arab countries. In Baghdad, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint, seriously wounding four Marines. Hussein loyalists still held broad stretches of the capital and its suburbs. On Wednesday, a group of young Iraqis in Basra, seething over torture and repression they said they had suffered, captured and killed seven Baath party members.

2003-04-11 00:00:00

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