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Thursday  April 22 2004

Retired Army Gen. Franks says Iraq attacks could be tied to U.S. election cycle - 4/22/04 9:18 PM
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) -- The recent rise in insurgent attacks in Iraq could be tied to the U.S. election cycle, the former commander of American forces in the region said Thursday.
Marine commander: Fallujah residents have only 'days' to hand over weapons - 4/22/04 7:59 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines warned guerrillas in this violence-wracked city Thursday that they have only days to hand over their heavy weapons or face a possible American attack. So far the insurgents have turned in mainly dud rockets, rusty mortar shells and grenades labeled "inert."
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/22/04 7:56 PM
As of Thursday, April 22, 704 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 507 died as a result of hostile action and 197 died of non-hostile causes.
U.S. reaches out to former members of Baath Party and senior Iraqi military officers - 4/22/04 7:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of Iraqis who swore allegiance to Saddam Hussein's political party may be getting jobs under the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad as the Bush administration -- struggling to put down resistance -- undertakes a major shift in policy.
Annan says head of U.N. oil-for-food program indicates will cooperate with investigation - 4/22/04 6:34 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. oil-for-food program chief indicated he will cooperate with an investigation into allegations of corruption and kickbacks, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday.
Fort Hood throws celebration for return of 4th Infantry Division - 4/22/04 6:02 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- After a year in which they captured Saddam Hussein and lost 79 soldiers fighting in Iraq, the troops of the 4th Infantry Division are finally back home.
Multinational companies suspending some Iraq projects due to Iraq violence - 4/22/04 5:40 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Violence across Iraq has interrupted repair on key electricity and water systems and forced giant firms Siemens AG, Bechtel and General Electric to suspend some reconstruction projects, threatening to undermine the critical U.S. goal of rebuilding Iraq.
Woman fired by military contractor for published photograph of flag-draped U.S. coffins - 4/22/04 5:32 PM
SEATTLE (AP) -- A military contractor fired two cargo workers responsible for a photograph of flag-draped coffins of U.S. soldiers that appeared on a newspaper's front page.
U.S. intelligence chief in Iraq and chief military spokesman leaving for new posts - 4/22/04 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intelligence chief for the American military command in Baghdad is leaving to head the Army's main intelligence organization in the United States, and the command's top military spokesman is taking a new post at Central Command's U.S. headquarters in Tampa, Fla.
U.S. reaches out to former members of Baath Party and senior Iraqi military officers - 4/22/04 3:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of Iraqis who swore allegiance to Saddam Hussein's political party may be getting jobs with the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad as the Bush administration -- struggling to put down resistance -- undertakes a major shift in policy.
Annan says head of U.N. oil-for-food program indicates will cooperate with investigation - 4/22/04 2:43 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. oil-for-food program chief indicated he will cooperate with an investigation into allegations of corruption and kickbacks, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday.
Germany's Siemens pulls employees from Iraq, GE suspends some operations - 4/22/04 2:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A wave of violence has forced the suspension of some Iraqi reconstruction by the German engineering giant Siemens AG and U.S.-based firms General Electric Co. and Bechtel, officials said Thursday. Even some foreign employees of the U.S. government's aid agency have been stranded outsi ...
Pentagon: Iraq war running over budget, faces $4 billion shortfall - 4/22/04 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National security adviser Condoleezza Rice made a rare visit to Capitol Hill on Thursday, answering "question after question after question" about the troubled Iraq campaign, one lawmaker said of the closed-door session.
In autobiography, founder of Kurdish extremist group says he sought money from Osama bin Laden - 4/22/04 1:47 PM
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The founder of a Kurdish extremist group accused by the United States of trying to destabilize Iraq says in his autobiography that he sought money from Osama bin Laden to fight Saddam Hussein.
US reaches out to former members of Baath Party and senior Iraqi military officers - 4/22/04 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States, in a major change of strategy, is considering offering government jobs in Iraq to former senior officers of Saddam Hussein's military and the ousted Baath Party, administration officials said Thursday.
Kidnapped Palestinian aid worker freed in Iraq in apparently good condition, employer says - 4/22/04 12:27 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A Palestinian kidnapped while working for a nonprofit U.S. company in Iraq was released Thursday and appeared to be in good condition, the company said.
Masked gunmen kill South African security contractor and wound translator in northern Baghdad - 4/22/04 12:03 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Masked gunmen shot and killed a South African security contractor working for the U.S.-led occupation administration and severely wounded his translator Thursday.
Germany's Siemens pulls employees from Iraq, GE suspends some operations - 4/22/04 11:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- German engineering giant Siemens AG has pulled its employees out of Iraq, and U.S.-based General Electric Co. has suspended some of its operations because of security concerns, officials said Thursday.
Marine commander: Fallujah residents have only 'days' to hand over weapons - 4/22/04 11:42 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas and residents in Fallujah have "days, not weeks" to turn in heavy weapons, the top Marine commander in Iraq said Thursday, warning that fighting could resume and that a U.S. push to take the city could be costly for both sides.
Correction: Iraq story - 4/22/04 11:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In an April 19 story about L. Paul Bremer saying Iraqi security forces won't be ready to protect the country by June 30, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero made a campaign promise to withdraw troops from Iraq after the Ma ...
Woman fired by military contractor for published photograph of flag-draped U.S. coffins - 4/22/04 10:44 AM
SEATTLE (AP) -- A cargo worker whose photograph of flag-draped coffins bearing the remains of U.S. soldiers was published on a newspaper's front page was fired by the military contractor that employed her.
German engineering giant Siemens pulls employees from Iraq - 4/22/04 9:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- German engineering giant Siemens AG has pulled its employees out of Iraq because of security concerns, the Iraqi electricity minister said Thursday.
German engineering giant Siemens has pulled employees from Iraq - 4/22/04 9:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- German engineering giant Siemens AG has pulled its employees out of Iraq because of security concerns, Iraqi electricity minister said Thursday.
Spain agrees to U.S. request to leave intelligence agents in Iraq - 4/22/04 8:22 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spain has agreed to a U.S. request to leave its intelligence agents in Iraq and not withdraw them along with its 1,300 troops, a leading Socialist party member said Thursday.
Marine commander: Fallujah residents have only 'days' to hand over weapons - 4/22/04 8:06 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas and residents in Fallujah have "days, not weeks" to turn in heavy weapons, the top Marine commander in Iraq said Thursday, warning that fighting could resume and that a U.S. push to take the city could be costly for both sides.
U.S. official says it's too early to blame al-Qaida for Iraq suicide bombings - 4/22/04 6:34 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Coalition officials said Thursday that it was too early to blame al-Qaida for simultaneous suicide car bombings in Basra that killed dozens of people, reviving the issue of how much of a role foreign militants have in Iraq's violence.
Masked gumen kill foreigner and wound translator in northern Baghdad - 4/22/04 6:11 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Masked gunmen shot and killed a foreigner in northern Baghdad and severely wounded his translator, witnesses said.
AP Interview: Iraqi rebel groups seeking popular support amid political vacuum - 4/22/04 3:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Guerrillas launching attacks in Iraq are making a power grab, seeking popular support while the country languishes in a political vacuum, said Maj. Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the Army's 1st Armored Division.
AP Interview: U.N. envoy in Iraq says quality of people best guarantee of caretaker government - 4/22/04 1:59 AM
ROME (AP) -- Selection of competent and honest people will be the best guarantee that the caretaker government formed after the U.S.-led coalition transfers power on June 30 is acceptable to Iraqis, the U.N. special envoy to Iraq said.
Pentagon: Iraq war running over budget, faces $4 billion shortfall - 4/22/04 1:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two days of Capitol Hill hearings on Iraq have produced some new details on Bush administration plans for the beleaguered campaign, but not all that lawmakers had hoped for.

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