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U.S.: Bush Meets with Bremer On Situation In Iraq

Prague, 22 December 2003 (RFE/RL) -- U.S. President George W. Bush today met with his top administrator of Iraq, L. Paul Bremer (pictured), for a briefing on the situation in Iraq. Shortly before meeting the president at the White House, Bremer said that U.S. forces have been arresting many of what he called Saddam Hussein's "cronies and colleagues" in the past few days. Hussein was captured by U.S. forces on 13 December.

Meanwhile, Iraqi students at the Diyala University outside Baquba, some 60 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, rioted today when U.S. soldiers visited a campus to play a game of basketball.

Two building were reportedly looted, with windows being smashed and doors ripped off their hinges.

Earlier, the U.S. military said two U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were killed and two other U.S. soldiers wounded today when a roadside bomb hit a military convoy in the capital Baghdad.