Articles by Chris Tomlinson



Video Shows 4 Captives in Iraq

  • 01 December 05
  • The Associated Press
A peace group blamed the United States and Britain on Wednesday for the abduction of four activists shown in an insurgent video, saying the kidnapping was the direct result of the occupation of Iraq.

120 Killed in Suicide Attacks Against Shiites

  • 21 November 05
  • The Associated Press
Bombers strike at a market and in a crowd of mourners, and civilians are killed when insurgents ambush a U.S.-Iraqi patrol.

Tanzanians Clash Over Election

  • 02 November 05
  • The Associated Press
Five supporters of Zanzibar's main opposition party and four members of its security force were killed in election violence Tuesday, according to the opposition leader and a member of the security force.

U.S. Injures 5 Syrians at Border

  • 25 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Iraqi insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the mayor's office in this city west of Baghdad -- the latest in a series of attacks against people thought to be cooperating with U.S. occupation forces in Iraq.

U.S. Troops Raid Iraqi City, Arrest Militants

  • 16 June 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. soldiers backed by helicopters and tanks raided homes, rounded up suspects and confiscated weapons in the restive town of Fallujah on Sunday as part of a huge nationwide campaign to root out anti-American insurgents who have been stepping up their attacks.

Hussein's Half-Brother Captured

  • 18 April 03
  • The Associated Press
A half-brother of Saddam Hussein who is believed to have extensive knowledge of the toppled regime's inner workings was captured Thursday, U.S. military officials said.

Marines Target a Baghdad Mosque

  • 11 April 03
  • The Associated Press
A day after declaring that Saddam Hussein's regime no longer controlled Baghdad, U.S. forces battled holdout fighters as rampant looting persisted in the capital on Thursday.

U.S. Troops Repel Counterattack, Hit Hotel

  • 09 April 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. troops mounted an air and tank assault on Baghdad to repel an Iraqi counterattack on Tuesday, a day after targeting President Saddam Hussein and his two sons with bunker-busting bombs.

U.S. Says Baghdad Is Encircled

  • 07 April 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. forces controlled all major highways out of the Iraqi capital Sunday and the U.S. Central Command said as many as 3,000 Iraqi fighters were killed in a show-of-force foray into Baghdad by American armored vehicles.

U.S. Forces Reach Baghdad's Southern Outskirts

  • 04 April 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. troops surged toward Baghdad on Thursday, passing roads littered with combat boots as Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's loyalists shed their uniforms and switched to traditional robes in hopes of avoiding capture.

Troops Cross Baghdad's Red Zone

  • 03 April 03
  • The Associated Press
Closing to within 50 kilometers of Baghdad, U.S. forces seized two bridges over Iraq's major rivers and swept past battered Republican Guard units Wednesday.

U.S. and British Troops Inch Toward Baghdad

  • 01 April 03
  • The Associated Press
Allied soldiers inched toward Baghdad on Monday, capturing or killing paramilitary and Republican Guard defenders.

Sandstorms Slow U.S. Forces Down

  • 26 March 03
  • The Associated Press
Sandstorms slowed U.S. and British forces to a crawl and thwarted air missions Tuesday as U.S.-led forces edged closer to the Iraqi capital. In the south, British forces captured a senior Iraqi official and killed 20 fighters.

Iraqi Militia, Sand Snarl U.S. Troops

  • 25 March 03
  • The Associated Press
Coalition troops pressed toward Baghdad with new wariness Monday as militiamen loyal to Saddam Hussein proved they were not a beaten force.

U.S.-Led Troops Surge Toward Baghdad

  • 24 March 03
  • The Associated Press
President Bush said the U.S.-led coalition force in Iraq was at ""the beginning of a tough fight,"" but the war was making good progress toward the goal of unseating the Iraqi regime.

Missiles Hit Baghdad, Troops Cross Border

  • 21 March 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. missiles fell on Baghdad for a second straight night Thursday in a slow escalation of the war to drive Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein from power.

In Swirling Sand, Troops Await Order to Attack

  • 20 March 03
  • The Associated Press
Long columns of U.S. troops, armored vehicles and trucks advanced through swirling sand toward the Iraqi border Wednesday, positioning themselves to invade on short notice.

Peace Gains Ground in War-Torn Africa

  • 30 July 02
  • The Associated Press
Peace efforts in Africa suddenly seem to be making progress, with major breakthroughs toward ending fighting in Congo, Sudan and Burundi in less than a week.

300,000 Flee Eruption of Congolese Volcano

  • 21 January 02
  • The Associated Press
A river of lava flowed through the center of the eastern Congolese town of Goma on Saturday, burning everything in its path, creating a 1 1/2-meter high wall of cooling stone and reportedly leaving more than 40 people dead and almost half a million homeless.

Minnesota Fears More Flooding

Aid-Worker Murders Prompt UN Warning

Trial Postponed in Tutsi Genocide Case

Zairean Rebels Boost Holdings With Capture of Gold Mines

Rwanda Begins Trials For 1994 Mass Killing

Burundi Brewery Keys Nation's Fate

Fear Keeps Rwandans From Home