- Title: IRAQ: SECUIRTY HAS BEEN STEPPED UP BY COALITION FORCES IN MOSUL
- Date: 29th September 2003
- Summary: (W1) MOSUL, IRAQ (SEPTEMBER 29, 2003) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV U.S SOLDIER AT FRONT OF HUMVEE WITH MACHINE GUN 0.05 2. MCU DRIVER AT THE WHEEL 0.10 3. CU SOLDIER AT FRONT 0.15 4. SV/LV/SLV/CU NIGHTSHOTS OF SOLDIERS CHECKING VEHICLES (9 SHOTS) 1.17 5. MCU SOLDIER DRIVING HUMVEE 1.23 6. VIEW FROM TOP OF VEHICLE 1.28 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
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- Story Text: Security has been stepped up by Coalition forces in
the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Security and the search for guerrillas continues to
be stepped up by United States forces in Iraq as the death
toll of American soldiers since the start of May reached 81
on Monday (September 29).
The latest American death came in a bomb explosion as a
U.S. military convoy travelled along a road near Habbaniya,
about 70 km (40 miles) from Baghdad, a U.S. military
spokesman said. Another soldier was wounded.
Soldiers and Iraqi police staged their biggest search
operation yet in Saddam's hometown Tikrit on Monday,
swooping on 15 houses but failing to grab the men they were
In 12 raids in northern Iraq, from the Iranian border
to the oil hub of Kirkuk, American forces detained 92
people in swoops on homes housing suspected members of
Saddam's Fedayeen militia.
Overall violence underscored that Iraq's U.S.-led
occupiers still face a tough task pacifying the country,
but officials insisted the general security situation was
improving and said they would scale back a curfew imposed
The United States said on Monday it would lay out steps
in a new draft U.N. resolution to put Iraqis back in
control of their country as the human cost of occupying
The U.N. resolution, which U.S. Secretary of State
Colin Powell predicted would be ready within days, was
aimed at answering European complaints that a previous
draft was too vague on how Iraqis could replace U.S.
In Brussels, European Union foreign ministers called
for the restoration of Iraqi sovereignty but set no
timetable, unlike EU members France and Germany who have
demanded such a move within months.
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