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Monday  April 12 2004

Missing Halliburton workers demonstrate danger of work in Iraq - 4/12/04 10:57 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- The danger faced by Halliburton Co. employees in Iraq became more apparent over the weekend, when the number of people missing after attacks on work convoys rose to seven.
Insurgents in Iraq release 12 hostages; no word on Japanese captives - 4/12/04 10:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two U.S. troops and seven contractors were confirmed missing Monday following an attack on a convoy west of Baghdad, a U.S. commander said, amid a wave of abductions of foreigners in Iraq.
Foreign civilians taken hostage in week of fighting in Iraq - 4/12/04 10:40 PM
Insurgents in Iraq have seized at least 30 civilian hostages from 12 countries and have briefly detained a number of foreign journalists during a weeklong uprising. Here are those confirmed kidnapped or still unaccounted for
Missing Halliburton workers demonstrate danger of work in Iraq - 4/12/04 9:30 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- The danger faced by Halliburton Co. employees in Iraq became more apparent over the weekend, with the number of people missing after attacks on work convoys rising to seven.
Charges dismissed against Marine reservist in Iraqi death - 4/12/04 8:58 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Charges against a Marine reservist accused in the death of an Iraqi prisoner last year were thrown out, a defense attorney said Monday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/12/04 8:44 PM
As of Monday, April 12, 671 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 477 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes.
Houston doctors operate on Iraqis mutilated by Saddam - 4/12/04 8:30 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- This time the tears streaming down Laith Aqar's face weren't the result of fear and loss, but of hope and a sense of rebirth.
Grand ayatollahs send sons to meet al-Sadr, fearing U.S. action in holy city Najaf - 4/12/04 8:03 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The sons of Iraq's top Shiite cleric and two other grand ayatollahs met Monday with radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, telling him they oppose any U.S. assault to capture him, a man who attended the meeting told The Associated Press.
Foreign civilians taken hostage in week of fighting in Iraq - 4/12/04 7:33 PM
Insurgents in Iraq have seized at least 30 civilian hostages from 11 countries and have briefly detained a number of foreign journalists during a weeklong uprising. Here are those confirmed kidnapped or still unaccounted for:
Insurgents in Iraq release 12 hostages; no word on Japanese captives - 4/12/04 7:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two U.S. troops and seven contractors were confirmed missing Monday following an attack on a convoy west of Baghdad, a U.S. commander said, amid a wave of abductions of foreigners in Iraq.
Missing Halliburton workers demonstrate danger of work in Iraq - 4/12/04 6:48 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- The danger faced by Halliburton Co. employees in Iraq became more apparent over the weekend as the number of people missing after attacks on work convoys increased to seven.
Shiite militias withdraw from police stations in three cities, cease-fire holding in Fallujah - 4/12/04 6:42 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- As a tenuous cease-fire held in the Sunni city of Fallujah, a radical Shiite cleric was on the retreat Monday, pulling his militiamen out of parts of the holy city of Najaf in hopes of averting a U.S. assault. Still, a U.S. commander said the American mission remained to "kill or capt ...
Rebels try to smuggle supplies past military cordon that encircles besieged Fallujah - 4/12/04 6:26 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Sunni insurgents are smuggling weapons and fighters into Fallujah in aid convoys and ambulances, making it difficult for U.S. troops to stem the flow of weapons, Marines said Monday.
Senior U.S. military official: Hundreds of insurgents killed over past week in Baghdad - 4/12/04 4:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American troops killed hundreds of insurgents in and around Baghdad in fighting over the past week, but have more work to do to fully secure the city and roads to the south and west that are vital for U.S. supply transport, a top U.S. military official said Monday.
U.S. needs help of former senior Iraqi military, commanders say - 4/12/04 4:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. commanders in Baghdad said Monday they will reach out to former senior members of Saddam Hussein's disbanded army to try to stiffen Iraqi security forces who have proved disappointing against a growing insurgency.
Arab TV station says 11 Russians kidnapped in Iraq - 4/12/04 4:13 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- An Arab TV station reported Monday that a Russian energy company said 11 of its employees were kidnapped in Iraq during a clash in Baghdad that killed two Iraqi security guards.
Anger at U.S. poses challenge to America's Arab friends - 4/12/04 3:38 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Arab protesters compare U.S. troops in Iraq to Israeli troops in the Palestinian territories and say Iraqi civilian deaths are "evidence" the United States is anti-Arab and anti-Muslim.
Radical cleric withdraws militia from police stations and government buildings in three cities - 4/12/04 3:06 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Under pressure from the U.S. military, a Shiite Muslim cleric withdrew his militia Monday from police stations and government buildings in three key southern cities where they seized control last week.
U.N. urges immediate release of kidnapped aid workers in Iraq, calls for humanitarian access - 4/12/04 2:38 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations on Monday urged the immediate release of kidnapped aid workers in Iraq and called for humanitarian organizations to be given access to Iraqis in distress, especially those who need medical attention.
Amid fighting in Iraq, Danish relief agencies order workers out - 4/12/04 2:04 PM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Two Danish relief groups said on Monday that they had pulled their workers out of Iraq because of increasing violence there.
General denounces Arab channels for Fallujah reporting - 4/12/04 2:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq denounced two Arab television stations Monday, accusing them of lying about American attacks in the city of Fallujah.
Three Czech journalists missing in Iraq, possibly kidnapped - 4/12/04 1:52 PM
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Three prominent Czech journalists have disappeared in Iraq, and at least two of them are believed to have been kidnapped, their employers said.
Insurgents in Iraq release nine hostages; no word on Japanese captives - 4/12/04 1:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Kidnappers have released up to 12 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq, a member of the U.S.-appointed Governing Council said Monday.
Al-Sadr militia pulls out of police stations in Najaf, Kufa, Karbala - 4/12/04 12:52 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A radical Shiite cleric has pulled his militia out of police stations and government facilities in three cities they took control of last week, partially meeting a U.S. demand for ending the standoff in southern Iraq, the cleric's representative said Monday.
US commanders troubled by defection of some US-trained Iraqi police - 4/12/04 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some U.S.-trained Iraqi policemen have defected to the insurgent forces of the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and some other Iraqi security forces have failed to fulfill their duties in recent days, the top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday.
Czech journalists missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq - 4/12/04 12:41 PM
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Three Czech journalists in Iraq are missing and at least two of them are believed kidnapped, officials said Monday.
Insurgents in Iraq release nine hostages; no word on Japanese captives - 4/12/04 12:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents in Iraq have released nine hostages of various nationalities, including Turks and Pakistanis, a spokesman for Islamic clerics who appealed for the releases said Monday.
Two Czech journalists missing, believed kidnapped in Iraq - 4/12/04 12:17 PM
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Two Czech Television journalists on assignment in Iraq are missing and believed kidnapped, a spokesman for the station said Monday.
Al-Sadr militia pulls out of police stations in Najaf - 4/12/04 12:07 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A radical Shiite cleric has pulled his militiamen out of police stations and government facilities in this holy city, partially meeting a U.S. demand for ending the standoff in southern Iraq, cleric's represenative said Monday.
U.S. tries to regain control of supply routes as gunmen ambush convoys, kidnap drivers - 4/12/04 12:04 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen battered American supply lines Monday, torching armored vehicles and looting a supply truck on its way from the Baghdad airport. The military said about 70 Americans and 700 insurgents had been killed this month, the bloodiest since the fall of Baghdad a year ago.
Seven Chinese abducted in Iraq; Beijing appeals for their release - 4/12/04 11:51 AM
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing appealed Monday to the Iraqi government to rescue seven Chinese civilians who were kidnapped in central Iraq, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners.
Two Czech journalists missing and believed kidnapped in Iraq - 4/12/04 11:47 AM
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Two Czech television journalists on assignment in Iraq have been missing since Monday morning and are believed to have been kidnapped, a spokesman for their network said.
Foreign civilians taken hostage in week of fighting in Iraq - 4/12/04 11:41 AM
Insurgents in Iraq have seized at least 30 civilian hostages from 11 countries and have briefly detained a number of foreign journalists during a weeklong uprising. Here is a list of people confirmed kidnapped or still unaccounted for
Cease-fire in Fallujah tenuous but holding, U.S. generals say - 4/12/04 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A tenuous cease-fire in the Iraqi city of Fallujah appears to be holding, though American forces are not yet ready to negotiate with insurgents inside the city, top U.S. generals said Monday.
Insurgents release nine hostages; no word on Japanese captives - 4/12/04 11:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents have released nine hostages of various nationalities, including Turks and Pakistanis, a spokesman for Islamic clerics who appealed for the releases said Monday.
U.S. tries to regain control of supply routes as gunmen ambush convoys, kidnap drivers - 4/12/04 11:07 AM
Japan unsure of safety of hostages in Iraq as crisis drags into fourth day - 4/12/04 10:32 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Beijing appealed Monday for the release of seven Chinese workers seized in Iraq, while optimism faded that three Japanese hostages would be released quickly after Tokyo's top government spokesman suggested authorities were no longer confident of their safety.
German Foreign Ministry warns citizens to leave Iraq after attack on security officials - 4/12/04 10:27 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- The Foreign Ministry on Monday warned Germans to leave Iraq after two security officials were ambushed and presumed to be dead.
Nine hostages freed, according to Islamic clerics' group - 4/12/04 10:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents have released nine hostages of various nationalities, including Turks and Pakistanis, said a spokesman for Islamic clerics who appealed for the releases.
Relatives of Bulgarian soldiers demand battalion's relocation - 4/12/04 9:56 AM
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Relatives of Bulgarian soldiers in Iraq, troubled by the growing insurgency, met with the Bulgarian president Monday to demand that he move the country's battalion to a safer place.
Indian government minister rules out sending troops to Iraq - 4/12/04 9:53 AM
AHMADABAD, India (AP) -- India will not deploy peacekeeping troops in Iraq without a mandate from the United Nations because the situation there is "not favorable," a senior government minister said Monday.
Foreign civilians taken hostage in week of fighting in Iraq - 4/12/04 9:43 AM
Insurgents in Iraq have seized at least 29 civilian hostages from 11 countries and have briefly detained a number of foreign journalists during a weeklong uprising
Discovery of suicide bomb belts in Fallujah raises concern of new insurgent tactic - 4/12/04 9:36 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- American troops have discovered U.S. military uniforms and suicide bomb belts in an insurgent cache hidden in a house, raising concerns of a new rebel tactic for killing troops.
About 70 coalition troops and 700 Iraqi insurgents killed in Iraq fighting since April 1. No figure on civilians: U.S. general - 4/12/04 9:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- About 70 U.S.-led coalition troops and 700 Iraqi insurgents have been killed in fighting across Iraq since April 1, but there is no authoritative figure on Iraqi civilian deaths, U.S. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said Monday.
India's army chief says new government will decide on troops for Iraq - 4/12/04 9:03 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India will decide after the upcoming national elections whether to send troops to Iraq, the army chief said Monday.
Japan unsure of safety of hostages in Iraq as crisis drags into fourth day - 4/12/04 7:59 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Optimism that three Japanese held hostage in Iraq would be quickly released evaporated Monday, as Tokyo's top government spokesman now suggested authorities were no longer confident about their safety.
Around 70 coalition troops and 700 insurgents killed in recent Iraq fighting: U.S. general - 4/12/04 6:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- About 70 U.S.-led coalition troops and around 700 Iraqi insurgents have been killed in fighting across Iraq since April 1, but there is no authoritative figure on Iraqi civilian deaths, U.S. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said Monday.
Shaky truce largely holds for second day in Fallujah as talks to end violence continue - 4/12/04 5:44 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Gunfire was largely silenced Monday in the second day of a truce in Fallujah, where doctors said 600 Iraqis, including many civilians, were killed in the past week's Marine siege of Sunni insurgents. In the south, the military suggested it is open to a negotiated solution in its show ...
Insurgents shoot down U.S. helicopter west of Baghdad; gunbattle interrupts cease-fire in Fallujah - 4/12/04 3:14 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A fragile cease-fire held between Sunni insurgents and U.S. Marines on Sunday in the besieged city of Fallujah, where doctors said more than 600 Iraqis, including civilians, were killed in the past week. Near Baghdad, gunmen shot down a U.S. attack helicopter, killing two crewmembers ...
Insurgents shoot down U.S. helicopter west of Baghdad; gunbattle interrupts cease-fire in Fallujah - 4/12/04 1:13 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A fragile cease-fire held between Sunni insurgents and U.S. Marines on Sunday in the besieged city of Fallujah, where Iraqis said more than 600 civilians were killed in the past week. Near Baghdad, gunmen shot down a U.S. attack helicopter, killing two crewmembers.
Explosions occur in compound of U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Iraq - 4/12/04 12:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three loud explosions occurred Monday in a large compound in central Baghdad that houses the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.

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