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Tuesday  April 13 2004

Two Marines face court-martial for allegedly assaulting Iraqi prisoner - 4/13/04 11:55 PM
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- Two Marines face a court-martial on charges including assault and dereliction of duty in the death of an Iraqi prisoner in their custody, a Camp Pendleton spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Philippines considers withdrawing troops from Iraq - 4/13/04 11:21 PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said Wednesday that mounting violence in Iraq had prompted her government to study whether to withdraw its 100 troops from the Mideast nation.
Kerry: U.S. needs more international support to rebuild Iraq - 4/13/04 10:59 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Tuesday demanded a "specific explanation" from President Bush about how his prosecution of the war will lead to a shared goal of a stable Iraq.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/13/04 10:42 PM
As of Tuesday, April 13, 678 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 484 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes.
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf; intense battles in Fallujah - 4/13/04 10:39 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A 2,500-strong U.S. force, backed by tanks and artillery, massed Tuesday on the outskirts of Najaf for a showdown with a radical cleric, raising fears of an assault on the holiest Shiite city. In besieged Fallujah, two intense battles killed a Marine, forced down a U.S. helicopter and s ...
Four bodies found in Iraq; coalition says about 40 foreigners from 12 countries have been kidnapped - 4/13/04 8:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Four bodies have been found in Iraq, possibly the remains of private contractors missing since an assault on their convoy outside Baghdad amid a wave of kidnappings of at least 22 foreigners.
French journalist taken hostage in Iraq - 4/13/04 8:25 PM
PARIS (AP) -- France demanded the immediate release Tuesday of a French television journalist taken hostage in Iraq as he was videotaping an American military convoy under attack.
Annan rules out sending large U.N. team to Iraq because of a lack of security - 4/13/04 8:19 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday virtually ruled out sending a large U.N. team to Iraq "for the foreseeable future" because of the recent upsurge in violence and kidnappings.
Kerry: U.S. needs more international support to rebuild Iraq - 4/13/04 7:44 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Tuesday demanded a "specific explanation" from President Bush about how his prosecution of the war will lead to a shared goal of a stable Iraq.
April marks deadliest period for U.S. in Iraq war _ at least 83 troops killed - 4/13/04 7:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For American forces in Iraq, these are the deadliest days of the war
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf; four bodies found - 4/13/04 7:39 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A 2,500-strong U.S. force, backed by tanks and artillery, massed Tuesday on the outskirts of Najaf for a showdown with a radical cleric whose militia led a bloody uprising across the south, raising fears of an American assault on the holiest Shiite city.
Official confirms four bodies found in Iraq - 4/13/04 7:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bodies of four people, none identified, have been found in Iraq, a State Department official said Tuesday night.
Seven employees of U.S. firm missing in Iraq, illustrating dangers of overseas work - 4/13/04 6:26 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Seven civilian employees of a U.S. firm are now missing in Iraq, joining a growing number of foreigners from at least 12 countries to be snatched in recent days.
April marks deadliest period for U.S. in Iraq war _ at least 82 troops killed - 4/13/04 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For American forces in Iraq, these are the deadliest days of the war.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/13/04 5:53 PM
As of Tuesday, April 13, 678 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 484 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes.
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf; helicopter down near Fallujah - 4/13/04 5:05 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A 2,500-strong U.S. force, backed by tanks and artillery, massed Tuesday on the outskirts of Najaf for a showdown with a radical cleric whose militia led a bloody uprising across the south, raising fears of an American assault on the holiest Shiite city.
U.S. military helicopter forced down by fire, three injured; Marine killed in fighting - 4/13/04 5:01 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter was hit by ground fire Tuesday and forced to land, and three crew members were wounded. The military said rebels attacked a rescue team with mortars, small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.
FBI to join investigation of kidnapped foreigners in Iraq - 4/13/04 4:14 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The FBI has joined the investigation of a series of kidnappings that have targeted dozens of foreigners in Iraq in the past 10 days, a coalition spokesman said Tuesday.
French journalist taken hostage in Iraq - 4/13/04 3:17 PM
PARIS (AP) -- France demanded the immediate release Tuesday of a French television journalist taken hostage in Iraq as he was videotaping an American military convoy under attack.
Noncombatants in Iraq tighten security or leave amid kidnappings, fierce fighting - 4/13/04 3:11 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The masked Iraqis draped in black and armed with automatic rifles and rocket launchers were looking for one prize when they ambushed the convoy of vehicles: Western passengers.
Kerry: U.S. needs more international support to rebuild Iraq - 4/13/04 3:10 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Tuesday demanded a "specific explanation" from President Bush about how his prosecution of the war will lead to a shared goal of a stable Iraq.
Shelling, sniping puncture truce as frustrated Marines anticipate all-out battle - 4/13/04 2:58 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Digging in around Fallujah, their three-day-old truce punctured by shelling, gunfire and well-orchestrated ambushes, U.S. Marines gave vent to their frustrations Tuesday, saying they saw no alternative to an all-out battle for the city.
emerging as leading contender to be U.S. ambassador to Baghdad - 4/13/04 2:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John D. Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who played a central role in trying to win support for war with Iraq, is emerging as the leading candidate for the sensitive job of ambassador to Baghdad.
U.S. troops briefly arrest representative of anti-American cleric in Baghdad - 4/13/04 2:43 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops detained a representative of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for several hours on Tuesday. He said they apologized before setting him free.
Coalition says about 40 foreigners from 12 countries have been kidnapped in Iraq - 4/13/04 2:40 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- About 40 foreign hostages from 12 countries are being held by Iraqi insurgents, and the FBI is investigating the abductions, a coalition spokesman said Tuesday.
Seven employees of U.S. firm missing in Iraq, illustrating dangers of overseas work - 4/13/04 2:37 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Seven civilian employees of a U.S. firm are now missing in Iraq, joining a growing number of foreigners from at least 12 countries to be snatched in recent days.
Negroponte emerging as leading contender to be U.S. ambassador to Baghdad - 4/13/04 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John D. Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who played a central role in trying to win support for war with Iraq, is emerging as the leading candidate for the sensitive job of ambassador to Baghdad.
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf; helicopter down near Fallujah - 4/13/04 2:03 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A 2,500-strong U.S. force, backed by tanks and artillery, pushed to the outskirts of the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Tuesday for a showdown with a radical cleric.
Missing U.S. civilians in Iraq reaches seven, illustrating dangers of overseas work - 4/13/04 2:02 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- U.S. civilian employees missing in Iraq now total seven, joining a growing number of foreigners from at least 12 countries to be snatched in recent days.
French journalist taken hostage in Iraq - 4/13/04 1:25 PM
PARIS (AP) -- A French journalist has been taken hostage in Iraq, the French Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Missing U.S. civilians in Iraq reaches seven, illustrating dangers of overseas work - 4/13/04 1:23 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- U.S. civilian employees missing in Iraq now total seven, joining a growing number of foreigners from at least 12 countries to be snatched in recent days.
Najaf: ancient seat of learning, home to top Shiite shrine, and revered burial ground for the faithful - 4/13/04 12:46 PM
Shiites in Iraq and around the world revere Najaf, an ancient city of Islamic scholars. They also revere the gold-domed shrine at its center: the burial site of Imam Ali, Shiism's greatest saint.
Coalition says about 40 foreigners from 12 countries have been kidnapped in Iraq - 4/13/04 12:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- About 40 foreign hostages from 12 countries are being held by Iraqi insurgents, and the FBI is investigating the abductions, a coalition spokesman said Tuesday.
U.S. military helicopter forced down by fire, three injured; Marine killed in fighting - 4/13/04 12:42 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter was hit by ground fire Tuesday and forced to land, and three crew members were wounded. One Marine in a rescue squad was killed by insurgents who attacked with mortars, small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, the military said.
Czech government says missing Czech journalists held near Fallujah - 4/13/04 11:15 AM
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Three Czech journalists, missing in Iraq for three days, likely are being held by insurgents near Fallujah, the deputy foreign minister said Tuesday.
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf; helicopter down near Fallujah - 4/13/04 10:55 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A 2,500-strong U.S. force, backed by tanks and artillery, pushed to the outskirts of the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Tuesday for a showdown with a radical cleric who said he was prepared to die in his battle against the U.S.-led occupation.
Kerry: U.S. needs more international support to rebuild Iraq - 4/13/04 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry says he is committed to building a stable government in Iraq -- even increasing U.S. troops if necessary -- but he chided the Bush administration for failing to gather the international support needed to make the country more secure and gain t ...
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf; helicopter down near Fallujah - 4/13/04 10:19 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A 2,500-strong U.S. force, backed by tanks and artillery, pushed to the outskirts of the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Tuesday for a showdown with a radical cleric. A U.S. military helicopter went down near Fallujah but there were no reported injuries to the crew, a Marine commander said ...
Kidnappers in Iraq free eight Russian energy company workers - 4/13/04 10:18 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Eight kidnapped employees of a Russian energy company were freed in Iraq on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Army general says at least 78 US troops died in Iraq in first 12 days of April - 4/13/04 10:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At least 78 U.S. troops were killed and 561 were wounded in Iraq in the first 12 days of April, a senior Army general said Tuesday.
France advises citizens to leave Iraq - 4/13/04 10:15 AM
PARIS (AP) -- France urged its citizens Tuesday to leave Iraq, calling a series of abductions of foreigners there "totally unacceptable."
Italians reported missing; eight employees of Russian company released - 4/13/04 10:10 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Four Italians working as private security guards for a U.S. company in Iraq were reported missing Tuesday, and an Arab satellite TV broadcaster said they were kidnapped by insurgents.
U.S. military helicopter down outside Fallujah, no injuries - 4/13/04 9:57 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter went down Tuesday outside Fallujah with no reported injuries to the crew, although a team securing the site later suffered unspecified casualties when it was ambushed by insurgents, a Marine commander said.
Pentagon identifies two U.S. soldiers missing in Iraq - 4/13/04 9:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Tuesday identified two Army Reserve soldiers who have been missing in Iraq since Friday when their convoy came under attack.
U.S. military helicopter crashes outside fallujah, none injured - 4/13/04 9:00 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed outside Fallujah on Tuesday, but there was no indication anyone in the crew was killed or injured, a Marine commander said.
U.S. helicopter crashes in flames outside Fallujah, witnesses saw rocket - 4/13/04 7:39 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed in flames and was destroyed near Fallujah on Tuesday. There was no word on casualties in the attack, which witnesses said was carried out by insurgents firing a rocket.
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf, one soldier killed; Top ayatollahs try to avert U.S. move on radical cleric - 4/13/04 7:14 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Apache helicopter crashed and burned Tuesday outside Fallujah after witnesses said it was hit by a rocket. In the south, hundreds of U.S. troops converging on Najaf for a showdown with a radical Shiite cleric came under an ambush that killed one soldier.
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf, one soldier killed. Top ayatollahs try to avert U.S. move on radical cleric - 4/13/04 7:01 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Apache helicopter crashed and was in flames on the ground Tuesday outside Fallujah after witnesses said it was hit by a rocket. In the south, hundreds of U.S. troops converging on Najaf for a showdown with a radical Shiite cleric came under an ambush that killed one soldier.
Eight employees of Russian company held hostage in Iraq released after day in captivity - 4/13/04 6:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Eight employees of a Russian energy company seized by masked gunmen who broke into their house in Baghdad were released unharmed Tuesday after less than a day in captivity, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Ukrainians and Russians freed from captivity in Iraq - 4/13/04 6:28 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Eight Ukrainian and Russian employees of an energy company who were kidnaped in Iraq were freed Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Report: Ukrainians and Russians freed from captivity in Iraq - 4/13/04 6:13 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Eight Ukrainian and Russian employees of an energy company who were kidnaped in Iraq were freed Tuesday, Russian news agencies reported, citing the company's director and the Russian Embassy in Baghdad.
Crashed U.S. helicopter in flames outside Fallujah; witnesses say hit by rocket - 4/13/04 6:07 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Apache helicopter was seen by an Associated Press reporter burning on the ground outside Fallujah on Tuesday, and witnesses said it was hit by a rocket from the ground. There was no immediate word on casualties.
Eight employees of Russian company kidnapped from their residence in Baghdad - 4/13/04 5:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Eight employees of a Russian energy company joined the list of foreigners abducted by insurgents in Iraq, while nine Americans were confirmed missing, including a kidnapped Mississippi man whose abductors have threatened to kill him.
U.S. soldier killed as U.S. troops head toward Najaf - 4/13/04 5:11 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a large convoy of U.S. troops heading toward Najaf with gunfire and roadside bombs, killing one soldier and wounding two others and an American civilian contractor, officers in the convoy said Tuesday.
Missing U.S. civilians in Iraq reaches seven, illustrating dangers of overseas work - 4/13/04 5:01 AM
HOUSTON (AP) -- U.S. civilian employees missing in Iraq now total seven, joining a growing number of foreigners from at least 12 countries to be snatched in recent days.
U.S. troops arrest representative of anti-American cleric in Baghdad - 4/13/04 4:55 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops arrested a representative of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in a hotel in central Baghdad on Tuesday.
General denounces Arab channels for Fallujah reporting - 4/13/04 4:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq has accused two Arab television stations of lying about American attacks in the city of Fallujah.
U.S. will call on former Iraqi military officers to bolster security forces - 4/13/04 1:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fledgling Iraqi security forces will be bolstered by the addition of former senior members of Saddam Hussein's disbanded army, the top commander of American forces in the Middle East says.
Shiite militias withdraw from police stations in three cities, cease-fire holding in Fallujah - 4/13/04 1:26 AM
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 ...
Insurgents in Iraq release 12 hostages; no word on Japanese captives - 4/13/04 12:44 AM
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 Ministry says eight Russian workers kidnapped in Iraq - 4/13/04 12:27 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that eight Russian workers have been kidnapped in Iraq, the Interfax news agency reported.
Explosions occur in compound of U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Iraq - 4/13/04 12:13 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Several explosions shook the area housing the U.S.-led coalition headquarters on Tuesday. Sirens wailed briefly.
Foreign civilians taken hostage in week of fighting in Iraq - 4/13/04 12:01 AM
Insurgents in Iraq have seized at least 40 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:

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