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Monday  April 26 2004

Lieberman calls for end to partisan bickering over Iraq war - 4/26/04 9:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman on Monday urged an end to partisan bickering over the Iraq war, saying such debate hurts U.S. efforts on the battlefield by demoralizing soldiers and encouraging the enemy.
Iraqis want sovereignty restored but welcome U.S. security assistance, Iraqi minister says - 4/26/04 8:23 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraqis want "complete sovereignty" restored on June 30 but will welcome U.S. assistance for security and will seek additional help through the United Nations, Iraqi Governing Council member Nesreen Berwari said Monday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/26/04 8:18 PM
As of Monday, April 26, 713 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 513 died as a result of hostile action and 200 died of non-hostile causes.
Top Democrats want detail on how Pentagon spent Iraq money - 4/26/04 6:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two leading congressional Democrats said Monday that President Bush had failed to give Congress enough detail on how $40 billion had been used for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and for fighting terrorists. They asked him to provide the information.
Explosion levels suspected chemical munitions warehouse in Baghdad; fighting erupts in Fallujah - 4/26/04 6:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A workshop believed to be producing chemical munitions exploded in flames Monday moments after U.S. troops broke in to search it, killing two soldiers and wounding five. Jubilant Iraqis swarmed over the Americans' charred Humvees, waving looted machine guns, a bandolier and a helmet.
First Coast Guard member to die in combat since Vietnam among those killed in Iraqi oil attack - 4/26/04 6:04 PM
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) -- The first Coast Guard member to die in combat since Vietnam was among three servicemen killed in a weekend attack on an Iraqi oil terminal, the government said Monday.
Explosion levels suspected chemical weapons building in Baghdad; fighting erupts in Fallujah - 4/26/04 5:45 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suspected chemical weapons warehouse exploded in flames Monday moments after U.S. troops broke in to search it, killing two soldiers and wounding five. Jubilant Iraqis swarmed over the Americans' charred Humvees, waving looted machine guns, a bandolier and a helmet.
AP Interview: Barzani says U.S. to blame for military standoff - 4/26/04 3:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's current Governing Council president said Monday the United States has only itself to blame for the military deadlock at Najaf and Fallujah because it allowed its troops to change from "an army of liberation" to "an army of occupation."
AP Exclusive: Ten U.S. contractors in Iraq penalized $300 million in past four years - 4/26/04 3:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten companies with billions of dollars in U.S. contracts for Iraq reconstruction have paid more than $300 million in penalties since 2000 to resolve allegations of bid rigging, fraud, delivery of faulty military parts and environmental damage.
U.S.-picked Iraqi leaders declare a new flag that breaks with Saddam _ and the rest of Arab world - 4/26/04 3:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S.-picked leaders approved a new flag for the country, dumping Saddam Hussein's red-and-black standard. The new design is white with two blue stripes, and although it has a crescent representing Islam, the flag no longer bears the words "God is great."
Al-Zarqawi claims responsibility for attacks on oil facilities - 4/26/04 2:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A Jordanian militant with links to al-Qaida claimed responsibility on Monday for suicide boat attacks against Persian Gulf oil terminals that killed three Americans and disabled Iraq's biggest terminal for more than 24 hours.
U.S.-picked Iraqi leaders announce new flag, changing colors and cutting "God is great" slogan - 4/26/04 12:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S.-picked leaders approved a new flag for the country, making a dramatic change that dumps the Saddam Hussein-era colors and slogan "God is great" and introduces symbols of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, a spokesman said Monday.
Powell confers with Danish ally on how to get more peacekeeping troops to Iraq - 4/26/04 12:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell conferred with Danish officials Monday on how a U.N. resolution could be used to expand peacekeeping forces in Iraq and ensure an interim Iraqi government approves their presence.
Explosion levels building in Baghdad; fighting erupts in Fallujah - 4/26/04 12:37 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion leveled part of a building as U.S. troops searched it for suspected "chemical munitions" on Monday, an American general said. Two soldiers were killed and five wounded, and a cheering mob of Iraqis looted their wrecked Humvees, taking away weapons, a helmet and a bandolie ...
AP Interview: Iraqi council leader says U.S. has itself to blame for standoffs - 4/26/04 12:27 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The current president of Iraq's U.S.-picked Governing Council, Massoud Barzani, said Monday that American mistakes helped lead to the military deadlock outside Najaf and Fallujah because Washington allowed "an army of liberation" to become "an army of occupation."
Iraqi official says U.S. has itself to blame for military standoff, must avoid injuring civilians - 4/26/04 11:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The current president of Iraq's U.S.-picked Governing Council, Massoud Barzani, said Monday that American mistakes helped lead to the military deadlock outside of Najaf and Fallujah because Washington allowed "an army of liberation" to become "an army of occupation."
Shots fired at Bulgarian president during visit to Iraq - 4/26/04 11:26 AM
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Insurgents fired at the motorcade of Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov during his brief visit to Iraq, but no one in the group was hurt, officials said Monday.
Arab TV shows video of three Italian hostages, claims threat to kill them - 4/26/04 11:03 AM
ROME (AP) -- Arab TV channel Al-Arabiya showed a video Monday of what it said were three Italian hostages in Iraq, and said their captors were threatening to kill the captives.
Two U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad blast; site thought to have suspicious chemicals - 4/26/04 10:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion leveled part of a building as American troops searched it for suspected production of "chemical munitions," a U.S. general said. Two soldier were killed and five wounded in the blast, and a cheering mob of Iraqis looted their wrecked Humvees, taking away weapons and equip ...
Jordanian lawyer wants to defend Saddam Hussein - 4/26/04 10:11 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A Jordanian lawyer said he has been appointed to defend Saddam Hussein by the former dictator's wife, but U.S. authorities have not responded to his request to meet the fallen leader.
Two U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad blast; Site thought to have suspicious chemicals - 4/26/04 9:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion leveled part of a building as American troops searched it for suspected production of "chemical munitions," a U.S. general said. Two soldiers were killed and five wounded in the blast, and a cheering mob of Iraqis looted their wrecked Humvees, stripping away weapons and e ...
Two U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad blast; site thought to have suspicious chemicals - 4/26/04 9:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion leveled part of a building as U.S. troops were searching it for suspicious chemicals Monday, killing two soldiers and wounding five others, the military said. A mob of Iraqis looted Humvees wrecked in the blast, making off with weapons and equipment.
Worries over troop levels, U.S. strategy rise as diplomat sounds warning - 4/26/04 9:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the switch looming to Iraqi self-government, violence in the country is stirring debate over the need for more U.S. troops amid questions over whether American strategy is succeeding.
U.S.-picked Iraqi leaders announce new flag, changing colors and cutting "God is great" slogan - 4/26/04 9:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S.-picked leaders approved a new flag for the country, making a dramatic change that dumps the Saddam Hussein-era colors and slogan "God is great" and introduces symbols of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, a spokesman said Monday.
Explosion levels building in Baghdad; fighting erupts in Fallujah - 4/26/04 9:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion leveled a building in Baghdad as U.S. troops raided it Monday, wounding at least one U.S. soldier and several Iraqis. Heavy fighting broke out in Fallujah, west of the capital, despite attempts to extend a cease-fire.
Iraq resumes petroleum exports after suicide boats strike oil terminals - 4/26/04 8:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq has resumed petroleum exports two days after suicide bombers in boats attacked Iraqi oil facilities in the Gulf, an official said Monday. The attack cost the country some $40 million in lost revenues.
Multinational Iraq force to hand over control of two provinces to U.S. troops - 4/26/04 8:07 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- U.S. troops will permanently take command of the two Iraqi provinces that have been controlled by Spanish-led forces, a Polish spokesman for the multinational force said Monday.
Explosion levels building in northern Baghdad; at least one U.S. and several Iraqi casualties - 4/26/04 7:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion leveled part of a building as U.S. troops were raiding it in northern Baghdad on Monday, wrecking four Humvees and wounding at least one soldier and several Iraqis.
Marines begin training Iraqi forces for joint patrols of Fallujah - 4/26/04 6:59 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Fighting broke out Monday in a northern district of Fallujah, with the sound of mortar fire and heavy machine guns, a day after U.S. officials announced a fragile cease-fire in the besieged city was being extended.
U.S. troops move into Najaf to replace Spanish, vow to keep out of holy places - 4/26/04 4:37 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers rolled into a base in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Monday to replace withdrawing Spanish troops and put pressure on a radical anti-American Shiite militia in control of parts of the city.
Shots fired at Bulgarian president during visit to Iraq - 4/26/04 4:08 AM
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Shots were fired by unknown assailants at Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov during his brief visit to Iraq, a senior security official said Monday.
Worries over troop levels, war costs, U.S. strategy rise as diplomat sounds warning - 4/26/04 2:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the switch looming to Iraqi self-government, violence in the country is stirring debate over the need for more U.S. troops amid questions over whether American strategy is succeeding.

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