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Wednesday  April 7 2004

Explosions near Japanese camp in southern Iraq - 4/7/04 11:35 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- Three explosions were reported late Wednesday near the camp where Japanese troops are based in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah, a defense official said. No injuries were reported.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/7/04 11:25 PM
As of Wednesday, April 7, 631 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 441 died as a result of hostile action and 190 died of non-hostile causes.
Some U.S. troops may stay longer in Iraq because of violence, Rumsfeld says - 4/7/04 11:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American commanders are considering whether to send more forces into Iraq to help quell a surge in violence, and some troops scheduled to leave soon might have to stay longer, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
U.S. forces carry out raids in Fallujah, hit mosque compound; Shiite-inspired fighting spreads - 4/7/04 11:07 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines battled insurgents for control of this Sunni Muslim stronghold Wednesday, calling in airstrikes against a mosque compound where witnesses said dozens were killed in six hours of fighting. An anti-U.S. uprising led by a radical Shiite cleric raged for the fourth day in so ...
South Korea confines troops to barracks, suspends reconstruction in Iraq - 4/7/04 10:59 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea confined it troops in Iraq to their compound in the southern city of Nasiriyah and suspended reconstruction and medical efforts because of spiraling Shiite-inspired violence, an official said Thursday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/7/04 9:37 PM
As of Wednesday, April 7, 631 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 441 died as a result of hostile action and 190 died of non-hostile causes.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/7/04 8:17 PM
As of Wednesday, April 7, 631 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 441 died as a result of hostile action and 190 died of non-hostile causes.
Some U.S. troops may stay longer in Iraq because of violence, Rumsfeld says - 4/7/04 8:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American commanders are considering whether to send more forces into Iraq to help quell a surge in violence, and some troops scheduled to leave soon might have to stay longer, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
Explosions near Japanese camp in southern Iraq - 4/7/04 8:00 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- Three explosions were reported near the camp where Japanese troops are based in southern Iraq, a defense official said Thursday. No injuries were reported.
U.S. forces carry out raids in Fallujah, hit mosque compound; Shiite-inspired fighting spreads - 4/7/04 7:59 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines battled insurgents for control of this Sunni Muslim stronghold Wednesday, calling in airstrikes against a mosque compound where witnesses said dozens were killed in six hours of fighting. An anti-U.S. uprising led by a radical Shiite cleric raged for the fourth day in so ...
'Echoes of Vietnam' in debate over rising violence in Iraq - 4/7/04 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Comparisons to Vietnam filled the debate on Capitol Hill Wednesday as lawmakers watched the rising violence in Iraq and talked of the prospect of sending more U.S. troops.
12 Marines killed in Ramadi _ a new and deadly rebel front - 4/7/04 5:49 PM
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- Men, children and a barefoot Iraqi woman scattered for cover as gunfire sprayed across the street, and moments later the body of a U.S. Marine lay spread-eagled on the ground. A teenage boy carried away his bloodstained flak jacket.
Sadr City, nightly clashes and anger at both sides in the fighting - 4/7/04 5:40 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- As U.S. troops clash nightly with Shiite militiamen, residents of Sadr City -- a bastion of support for fighters loyal to a radical cleric -- are increasingly angry at both sides.
Senate panel wants list of U.S. companies in Iraq oil-for-food program - 4/7/04 5:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration should provide a list of American companies that did business with Iraq under a U.N.-sanctioned program, the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday.
Americans' support for Iraq policies has dipped sharply in a year - 4/7/04 5:07 PM
Public opinion on the war in Iraq has slipped significantly in the past year -- especially in terms of President Bush's handling of the situation.
Some U.S. troops may stay longer in Iraq because of violence, Rumsfeld says - 4/7/04 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some U.S. troops scheduled to leave Iraq soon might be kept there longer to deal with the surge in violence, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
Fighting spreads in Iraq; mosque hit in Fallujah - 4/7/04 4:28 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines in the third day of a battle to pacify this Sunni Muslim city fired a rocket and dropped a 500-pound, laser-guided bomb on a mosque compound Wednesday, and witnesses said dozens were killed. Shiite-inspired violence spread to key cities in Iraq.
Iraqi delegation visits Netherlands to study war crimes tribunals - 4/7/04 3:55 PM
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- In an early step toward creating a war crimes tribunal, Iraqi lawyers and judges have visited international courts in the Netherlands to study the complex procedure of trying accused criminals like Saddam Hussein, an organizer said Wednesday.
Kerry calls Iraq a great failure of judgment and diplomacy - 4/7/04 3:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Wednesday called the situation in Iraq "one of the greatest failures of diplomacy and failures of judgment that I have seen in all the time that I've been in public life."
Shiite uprising propels coalition partners into Iraq's front lines - 4/7/04 1:57 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Iraq's Shiite Muslim uprising is transforming America's coalition partners from peacekeepers into warriors -- a role few of them wanted or were equipped to handle.
Bush is briefed on intense fighting and U.S. casualties in Iraq - 4/7/04 1:52 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush was briefed Wednesday on the spiraling violence and U.S. casualties in Iraq where American forces are facing the heaviest fighting since the fall of Baghdad a year ago.
AP Interview: Amid rising violence, Polish leader says Iraq commitment is firm - 4/7/04 1:03 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Prime Minister Leszek Miller said Wednesday he expects more public pressure to pull Polish troops out of Iraq as turmoil there increases but insisted his country would not abandon the U.S.-led coalition.
Two Marines killed in Fallujah fighting - 4/7/04 12:40 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Two more U.S. Marines were killed over the past two days in fighting in Fallujah to uproot Sunni Muslim insurgents there, the military said Wednesday.
Anti-American cleric al-Sadr warns that Iraq could become 'another Vietnam' for America - 4/7/04 12:32 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Muqtada al-Sadr, the firebrand anti-U.S. Shiite Muslim cleric, warned the United States on Wednesday that Iraq would become another Vietnam-like conflict if Washington did not transfer power to "honest Iraqis."
Fighting spreads in Iraq; mosque hit in Fallujah - 4/7/04 12:13 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines in the third day of a battle to pacify this Sunni Muslim city fired rockets that hit a mosque compound filled with worshippers Wednesday, and witnesses said as many as 40 people were killed. Shiite-inspired violence spread to key cities in Iraq.
Bush is briefed on intense fighting and U.S. casualties in Iraq - 4/7/04 12:08 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush was briefed Wednesday on the spiraling violence and U.S. casualties in Iraq where American forces are facing the heaviest fighting since the fall of Baghdad a year ago.
Fugitive cleric seeks to broaden violence, but his chances may be slim - 4/7/04 11:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fighters from Iraq's usually antagonistic Shiite and Sunni Muslim factions reportedly combined forces in a clash with U.S. troops in a Baghdad neighborhood, raising a potential new complication for coalition military commanders.
CIA: Audiotape from al-Qaida-linked figure probably authentic, marking a first for terrorist leader - 4/7/04 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An audiotape from a shadowy terrorist linked to al-Qaida is "probably authentic," marking the first time Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has made a taped public statement, a CIA official said Wednesday.
Casualties among allies present major test of U.S. policy in Iraq - 4/7/04 10:26 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Shiite militiamen drove Ukrainian soldiers and coalition officials from the Iraqi city of Kut on Wednesday, and Japan urged the United Nations to intervene to stop the growing violence in Iraq.
Witnesses: U.S. rockets hit Fallujah mosque complex, killing about 40 people - 4/7/04 9:55 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. helicopter fired three missiles at a mosque compound in the city of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing about 40 people as American forces battled Sunni insurgents, witnesses said.
U.S. military helicopter hit by small arms fire - 4/7/04 9:43 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing in the city of Baqouba on Wednesday after it was hit by small arms fire, the military said.
Marines battle insurgents in two Iraqi towns as fighting spreads in south; mosque hit in Fallujah - 4/7/04 9:32 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines in a fierce battle for this Sunni Muslim stronghold fired rockets that hit a mosque filled with people Wednesday, and witnesses said as many as 40 people were killed.
Witnesses: U.S. rockets hit Fallujah mosque, killing about 40 - 4/7/04 9:22 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. helicopter hit a mosque with three missiles in the besieged city of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing about 40 people, witnesses said.
Aide to radical cleric killed in clash with Polish troops in Karbala - 4/7/04 9:17 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric clashed with Polish troops Wednesday in this holy city, and an aide to the cleric was killed, his office reported.
Mosque hit during fighting in Fallujah, 40 Iraqis reported killed - 4/7/04 9:14 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces battling Sunni insurgents in this violent city apparently hit a mosque filled with people Wednesday, and witnesses said as many as 40 people were killed.
Casualties among allies present major test of U.S. policy in Iraq - 4/7/04 8:55 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Fighting between coalition forces and Shiite Muslim militiamen across a wide swath south of Baghdad presents a major test of the resolve of America's partners to stay the course in Iraq.
U.S. military helicopter crashes in flames in Iraqi city; casualties unknown - 4/7/04 8:33 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed Wednesday and was seen burning in the central Iraqi city of Baqouba, where Shiite militiamen and American troops were fighting, a witness said. There was no immediate word on casualties.
U.S. military helicopter crashes, in flames, in Iraqi city; casualties unknown - 4/7/04 8:01 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed Wednesday and was seen burning on the ground in central Iraqi city of Baqouba, where Shiite militiamen and U.S. troops were battling, a witness said. There was no immediate word on casualties.
U.S. Marine commander confirms 12 Marines killed in fighting in Ramadi - 4/7/04 7:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Marine commander Wednesday confirmed the combat killings of 12 Marines battling Sunni insurgents in the western city of Ramadi.
Marines battle insurgents in two Iraqi towns as fighting spreads in south - 4/7/04 7:22 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops battled with insurgents in two central Iraqi towns Wednesday, with at least 60 Iraqis killed and more than 120 wounded in overnight fighting in Fallujah, hospital officials said.
Fugitive cleric seeks to broaden violence, but his chances maybe slim - 4/7/04 6:29 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The wave of attacks against coalition troops in southern Iraq and Baghdad may not yet have reached the level of U.S. officials' nightmare scenario: a widespread Shiite uprising. But the renegade cleric at the center of the violence wants to make it one.
60 Iraqis killed in Fallujah fighting - 4/7/04 6:14 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Fighting overnight between U.S. forces and Iraqi insurgents killed 60 Iraqis and wounded more than 130, hospital officials said Wednesday, as mosques called for holy war against Americans and women were seen carrying weapons in the streets.
U.S. general vows to "destroy" Shiite militia behind fighting in Iraqi cities - 4/7/04 5:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A top U.S. general in Iraq vowed on Wednesday to "destroy" a Shiite militia led by wanted radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr that has launched a wave of attacks against coalition forces in southern cities.

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