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February 14, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Iraqi military is operating a key command center from the basement of the Rashid Hotel, which houses Western reporters and other foreigners in Baghdad, a senior Pentagon official said Wednesday. "Obviously, because of the civilians associated with the hotel, it is not going to become a principal target," the official said. The Bush Administration has demonstrated increasing sensitivity in recent days to complaints that the war is claiming too many civilian lives.
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February 14, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Iraqi military is operating a key command center from the basement of the Rashid Hotel, which houses Western reporters and other foreigners in Baghdad, a senior Pentagon official said Wednesday. "Obviously, because of the civilians associated with the hotel, it is not going to become a principal target," the official said. The Bush Administration has demonstrated increasing sensitivity in recent days to complaints that the war is claiming too many civilian lives.
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August 20, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, leaving no doubt that Americans and other Westerners trapped in Iraq and Kuwait are hostages, said Sunday that they would be freed only if U.S. and multinational forces are withdrawn from Saudi Arabia and the economic blockade is lifted.
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November 22, 2003 | John Hendren and Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writers
The week began with much-ballyhooed dropping of smart bombs and guided missiles, attacks by helicopter gunships and F-16 fighters -- showcases for U.S. technological prowess. It is winding down with rockets launched from donkey carts in a series of apparently coordinated attacks by insurgents.
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