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Tuesday  April 20 2004

Iraq leaders set up tribunal to try Saddam Hussein - 4/20/04 11:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders have set up a tribunal of judges and prosecutors to try ousted dictator Saddam Hussein and other members of his Baathist regime, a spokesman announced on Tuesday.
Bodies of three Halliburton workers identified; employee captive seen on video not among them - 4/20/04 11:08 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
Major rearrangement of U.S. forces in Iraq to deal with holes in coalition, shifting violence - 4/20/04 10:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With the coalition fraying and guerrilla violence spreading, the latest job for the U.S. military in Iraq appears to be patching holes -- like those left by the impending withdrawal of Spanish, Honduran and Dominican troops.
Powell urges coalition leaders to keep troops in Iraq - 4/20/04 10:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq remains strong despite decisions by Spain and Honduras to pull out their troops. Later, the Dominican Republic announced that it also would withdraw its troops.
Dominican Republic to pull troops out of Iraq early - 4/20/04 9:58 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Dominican Republic will pull its troops out of Iraq early, in the next few weeks, following the lead of Spain and Honduras, Gen. Jose Miguel Soto Jimenez said Tuesday.
President: Dominican troops might follow Spain in coming home early from Iraq - 4/20/04 9:29 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Dominican Republic might follow Spain and Honduras in pulling its troops out of Iraq early despite a one-year commitment to the U.S.-led military force, the president said Tuesday.
Council members agree on U.N. resolution endorsing oil-for-food investigation - 4/20/04 8:49 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Security Council members agreed on a resolution to back an investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program that U.S. lawmakers have said allowed billions of dollars in illegal oil revenue to flow to Saddam Hussein, a United Nations spokesman said Tuesday
Iraqi police, civilians begin returning to Fallujah - 4/20/04 8:37 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Families driven from Fallujah crowded at a U.S. checkpoint Tuesday to begin an emotional return home, as blue-uniformed Iraqi security forces moved into the battle-scarred city to disarm guerrillas -- a crucial step toward restoring peace.
Iraqi leaders name tribunal to try Saddam; insurgents bomb Baghdad prison - 4/20/04 8:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders named a tribunal of judges and prosecutors to try Saddam Hussein, placing a longtime opponent of the ousted dictator in the forefront of the case against him and his former Baathist inner circle, a spokesman announced Tuesday.
Wounded Iraqi journalist says U.S. troops and Kurdish militiamen killed his colleagues - 4/20/04 6:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military acknowledged Tuesday that American soldiers killed two employees of a U.S.-funded Iraqi television station, saying the men may have failed to heed warning shots. However, a wounded cameraman said troops opened fire on their vehicle without warning.
Iraq leaders set up tribunal to try Saddam Hussein - 4/20/04 6:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders have set up a tribunal of judges and prosecutors to try ousted dictator Saddam Hussein and other members of his Baathist regime, a spokesman announced on Tuesday.
Major rearrangement of U.S. forces in Iraq to deal with holes in coalition, shifting violence - 4/20/04 6:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With the coalition fraying and guerrilla violence spreading, the latest job for the U.S. military in Iraq appears to be patching holes -- like those left by the impending withdrawal of Spanish and Honduran troops.
Iraqi police, civilians begin return to Fallujah - 4/20/04 6:17 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Families driven from Fallujah crowded at a U.S. checkpoint Tuesday to begin an emotional return home, as blue-uniformed Iraqi security forces moved into the battle-scared city to disarm guerrillas -- a crucial step toward restoring peace.
Bodies of three Halliburton workers identified; employee captive seen on video not among them - 4/20/04 5:59 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
Powell urges coalition leaders to keep troops in Iraq - 4/20/04 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq remains strong despite decisions by Spain and Honduras to pull out their troops.
Iraqi insurgents bombard Baghdad prison, killing 22, wounding 92 - 4/20/04 5:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas fired a barrage of mortar rounds at Baghdad's largest prison Tuesday, killing 22 prisoners in an attack a U.S. general said may have been an attempt to spark an uprising against their American guards.
Rumsfeld skeptical that Fallujah talks will lead to peaceful handover of killers - 4/20/04 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday he was skeptical that negotiations in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah would lead to the detention of those responsible for the killing and mutilation of four American contractors three weeks ago.
Wolfowitz says any new U.N. resolution unlikely to bring more help to Iraq - 4/20/04 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even though the United States intends to seek a new U.N. resolution on Iraq, the effort is unlikely to persuade more allies to put troops into the campaign as long as fighting continues, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Tuesday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/20/04 4:41 PM
As of Tuesday, April 20, 707 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 510 died as a result of hostile action and 197 died of non-hostile causes.
Iraq leaders create tribunal to try Saddam Hussein - 4/20/04 4:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders have set up a tribunal of judges and prosecutors to try ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, a spokesman announced on Tuesday.
Major rearrangement of U.S. forces in Iraq to deal with holes in coalition, shifting violence - 4/20/04 4:20 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With the coalition fraying and guerrilla violence spreading, the latest job for the U.S. military in Iraq appears to be patching holes -- like those left by the impending withdrawal of Spanish and Honduran troops.
Iraqi insurgents bombard Baghdad prison, killing 22, wounding 92 - 4/20/04 4:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas fired a barrage of mortar rounds at Baghdad's largest prison Tuesday, killing 22 prisoners in an attack a U.S. general said may have been an attempt to spark an uprising against their American guards.
Rumsfeld skeptical that Fallujah talks will lead to peaceful handover of killers - 4/20/04 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday he was skeptical that negotiations in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah would lead to the detention of those responsible for the killing and mutilation of four American contractors three weeks ago.
Insurgents fire mortar rounds into Baghdad prison, killing 22 - 4/20/04 3:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired 12 mortar rounds into Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison Tuesday, killing 22 detainees and injuring 92, U.S. military officials said. An American soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Mosul, the 100th U.S. combat death in April.
Council members agree on U.N. resolution endorsing oil-for-food investigation - 4/20/04 3:43 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Security Council members agreed on a resolution to back an investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program that U.S. lawmakers have said allowed billions of dollars in illegal oil revenue to flow to Saddam Hussein, a United Nations spokesman said Tuesday
Insurgents attack Baghdad prison with mortars, killing 22 - 4/20/04 3:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired 12 mortars into Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison Tuesday, killing 22 detainees and injuring 92, U.S. military officials said. An American soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Mosul, the 100th U.S. combat death in April.
Bodies of three Halliburton workers identified; employee captive seen on video not among them - 4/20/04 3:04 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
Wounded Iraqi journalist says U.S. troops and Kurdish militiamen killed his colleagues - 4/20/04 2:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military acknowledged Tuesday that American soldiers killed two employees of a U.S.-funded Iraqi television station, saying the men may have failed to heed warning shots. A wounded cameraman said troops opened fire immediately on their vehicle.
Insurgents attack Baghdad prison with mortars, killing 22 - 4/20/04 2:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired 12 mortars into Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison Tuesday, killing 22 detainees and injuring 92, U.S. military officials said.
Hearings focus on U.S. military, political policy in Iraq - 4/20/04 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon's No. 2 civilian, questioned by a congressional panel on the difficult U.S. campaign in Iraq, asserted anew Tuesday that Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator and Iraq is better off without him.
Romania, Bulgaria will keep troops in Iraq - 4/20/04 1:21 PM
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgaria will keep its troops in Iraq for now, but a long-term commitment could hinge on the United Nations passing a resolution giving the international force in the country a mandate, the prime minister said Tuesday.
Insurgents attack Baghdad prison with mortars, killing 22 - 4/20/04 12:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired 12 mortars into Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison Tuesday, killing 22 detainees and injuring 92, U.S. military officials said.
Bodies of three missing Halliburton workers identified - 4/20/04 12:01 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
Hearings focus on U.S. military, political policy in Iraq - 4/20/04 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top-level Bush administration official, questioned sharply by a congressional panel on the difficult U.S. campaign with mounting casualties in Iraq, asserted anew Tuesday that Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who had to be deposed.
Iraqi police, civilians begin returning to Fallujah - 4/20/04 11:30 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi security forces and civilians who fled days of street fighting in Fallujah began to return Tuesday in a critical test of an agreement between U. S. officials and local leaders to end the American siege of the rebellious city.
Mortar attack on Baghdad prison kills 22 detainees, injures 92 - 4/20/04 11:25 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers believed to be insurgents fired 12 mortar rounds into Baghdad's main prison Tuesday, killing 22 prisoners and injuring 92, the U.S. military said.
Bodies of three missing Halliburton workers identified - 4/20/04 11:20 AM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
Hearings focus on U.S. military, political policy in Iraq - 4/20/04 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- During one of the worst months of the yearlong Iraq campaign, senators are finding themselves with more questions and fewer answers.
Mortar attack on Baghdad prison kills 21 detainees - 4/20/04 9:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A barrage of 18 mortars hit a Baghdad jail Tuesday, killing 21 prisoners, the U.S. military said.
Fallujah leaders, U.S. call on Iraqi fighters to turn in weapons - 4/20/04 4:50 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. officials and local leaders in Fallujah called on insurgents to lay down weapons in return for a promise from the United States not to resume its offensive against the Sunni Muslim stronghold, an agreement that will depend on how much influence the civil leaders have with the re ...
Fallujah family trapped between Marines and insurgents - 4/20/04 3:42 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- For two weeks, Haji Abbas has lived in limbo, confined to a home in the direct line of fire between insurgents and U.S. Marines who set up a base in a factory next door, a position that has already cost the life of his 8-year-old niece.
Hearings focus on U.S. military, political policy in Iraq - 4/20/04 1:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- During one of the worst months of the yearlong Iraq campaign, senators are finding themselves with more questions and fewer answers.

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