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Saturday  April 17 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/17/04 9:20 PM
As of Friday, April 16, 685 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 491 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes. The department did not provide an update Saturday.
U.S. closes major highways north and south of capital; Fallujah negotiators see progress - 4/17/04 9:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military closed down two major highways into Baghdad on Saturday in the latest disruption caused by intensified attacks by anti-U.S. insurgents. U.S. and Iraqi negotiators reported progress in talks aimed at easing the fighting in Fallujah, while the besieged city saw its qui ...
U.S. closes major highways north and south of capital; Fallujah negotiators see progress - 4/17/04 6:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military closed down two major highways into Baghdad on Saturday in the latest disruption caused by intensified attacks by anti-U.S. insurgents. U.S. and Iraqi negotiators reported progress in talks aimed at easing the fighting in Fallujah, while the besieged city saw its qui ...
Bush told public that important Iraq meeting with war commander was about Afghanistan - 4/17/04 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Following an important meeting on Iraq war planning in late 2001, President Bush told the public that the discussions were about Afghanistan. He made no mention afterward about Iraq even though that was the real focus of the session at his ranch.
Iraqi captors free two Japanese, one day after hostage-takers release video of kidnapped American - 4/17/04 5:03 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents freed two Japanese hostages unharmed Saturday, a day after gunmen released a video of a kidnapped U.S. soldier and offered to swap him for prisoners detained by Americans.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/17/04 5:03 PM
As of Friday, April 16, 685 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 491 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes. The department did not provide an update Saturday.
Bush told public that important Iraq meeting with war commander was about Afghanistan - 4/17/04 3:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Following an important meeting on Iraq war planning in late 2001, President Bush told the public that the discussions was about Afghanistan. He made no mention afterward about Iraq even though that was the real focus of the session at his ranch.
U.S. closes major highways north and south of capital; Fallujah negotiators see progress - 4/17/04 3:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military closed down two major highways into Baghdad on Saturday in the latest disruption caused by intensified attacks by anti-U.S. insurgents. U.S. and Iraqi negotiators reported progress in talks aimed at easing the fighting in Fallujah, while the besieged city saw its qui ...
U.S. general in Baghdad nearly faints during press conference - 4/17/04 2:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq appeared to briefly lose consciousness during a news conference Saturday, bumping his face into a podium microphone. He left the room for a period but returned smiling and answered more questions.
Crisis of violence produces new brand of Iraqi leaders with fewer ties to U.S. - 4/17/04 1:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A new batch of Iraqi leaders has sprung up in the latest spasm of violence in Iraq -- people with grassroots support but few or no ties to the U.S.-led occupation.
Tape shows captive American soldier, latest in upsurge of hostage-taking in Iraq - 4/17/04 12:58 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. and Iraqi officials reported progress in negotiations over the seige of Fallujah on Saturday, and the city was the quietest it has been in days. But a U.S. general warned that the cease-fire must hold.
Iraqi forces fighting beside Marines angry at being outgunned and having to kill fellow Iraqis - 4/17/04 12:25 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi security forces fighting alongside Marines in Fallujah are angry, saying they're outgunned by Sunni insurgents and resent being sent to fight fellow Iraqis.
U.S. general in Baghdad nearly faints during press conference - 4/17/04 11:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq appeared to briefly lose consciousness during a news conference Saturday, bumping his face into a podium microphone. He left the room for a period but returned smiling and answered more questions.
Iraq's once proud air force re-emerging _ but without aircraft, for now - 4/17/04 10:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's once mighty air force is being rebuilt from scratch but without planes for now and with just 100 men who are currently undergoing training in Jordan, the U.S.-led coalition announced Saturday.
Iraqi gunmen open fire on patrol, killing coalition soldier - 4/17/04 9:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi gunmen opened fire on a coalition military patrol outside of the encircled southern city of Najaf, killing one soldier, a top U.S. officer said Saturday.
Two more Japanese hostages freed in Iraq - 4/17/04 9:38 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Two Japanese hostages in Iraq were released Saturday to the same group of Islamic clerics who negotiated the freedom of three other Japanese hostages earlier this week.
Tape shows captive American soldier, latest in upsurge of hostage-taking in Iraq - 4/17/04 7:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An American soldier missing for a week was shown unhurt but clearly frightened in video footage aired on Arab TV, surrounded by masked gunmen who offered to exchange him for imprisoned Iraqi fighters and claimed they had more hostages.
Two more Japanese hostages freed in Iraq - 4/17/04 6:44 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Two Japanese hostages in Iraq were released Saturday to the same group of Islamic clerics who negotiated the freedom of three other Japanese hostages earlier this week.
Two more Japanese hostages freed in Iraq, Arab TV stations report - 4/17/04 4:38 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Two Japanese hostages in Iraq have been released, news reports said Saturday, two days after three other Japanese were freed.
Two remaining Japanese hostages freed in Iraq, Arab TV stations report - 4/17/04 4:12 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Two remaining Japanese hostages in Iraq have been released, Arab TV stations reported Saturday, two days after three other Japanese were freed.
Questions remain about how Iraqi transition will affect U.S. military - 4/17/04 1:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Finding agreement with the next Iraqi government on terms of continued U.S. military involvement in Iraq could be among the most difficult problems in the turnover of government power set for June 30.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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