Iraqi TV shows two men said to be captured pilots
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 25, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi state television on Monday showed two men said to have been the U.S. crew of an Apache helicopter forced down during heavy fighting in central Iraq. Gen. Tommy Franks, the U.S. war commander, confirmed that one helicopter did not return from its mission Sunday and that its two-man crew was missing. The men were identified as Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, 30, of Orlando, Fla.
Nineteen-year-old W.Va. soldier missing after ambush
PALESTINE, W.Va. – A West Virginia woman who joined the Army because there were few jobs in her hometown is among a dozen soldiers reported missing after a supply convoy was ambushed in southern Iraq, her father said Monday. Pfc. Jessica Lynch, 19, of Palestine, worked as a supply clerk with the Army’s 507th Maintenance Co., said her father, Greg Lynch.
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Bush accuses Russian firms of aiding Iraq in war effort
WASHINGTON – Russia is putting U.S. troops at risk in Iraq by selling antitank guided missiles, jamming devices and night-vision goggles to Baghdad, the Bush administration said Monday in a growing rift with Moscow. President Bush raised the issue in a tense telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who in turn charged that the United States was creating &uot;a humanitarian catastrophe&uot; in Iraq.
More arrests reported among anti-war activists
SAN FRANCISCO — Anti-war activists returned to federal buildings and campuses across the nation Monday, resulting in more arrests but no reports of violence. At the same time, there were reports of grass-roots groups forming in small towns to show support for the troops, and counter-demonstrators made sure they were heard during anti-war events.
Stocks slide on war fears; Dow falls more than 300
NEW YORK – War euphoria wore off on Wall Street Monday as investors realized that Operation Iraqi Freedom might not be so quick after all. The Dow Jones industrials gave back more than 300 points, following its best week in two decades with its worst day of the year. With allied forces encountering resistance from Iraqi troops over the weekend, many investors chose to cash in profits following a stunning eight-day rally.
— Associated Press