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Tuesday  April 27 2004

U.N. envoy says Iraqi caretaker government should decide on its relationship with U.S.-led forces before June 30 hand over - 4/27/04 11:21 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The top U.N. envoy to Iraq called Tuesday for Iraq's caretaker government to be selected by the end of May and said it should reach "crystal clear understandings" on its relationship with U.S.-led coalition forces before the June 30 handover of power.
Blair says UK has sufficient troops in Iraq - 4/27/04 10:28 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that Britain has enough troops in Iraq and appeared to rule out sending more immediately despite the withdrawal of Spanish, Honduran and Dominican soldiers.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/27/04 9:35 PM
As of Tuesday, April 27, 719 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 518 died as a result of hostile action and 201 died of non-hostile causes.
Official: Blast that killed 2 WMD hunters may have been accidental - 4/27/04 8:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Early results of an investigation into a Baghdad explosion that killed two members of a U.S. team looking for weapons of mass destruction indicate the blast was accidental, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
Marines train Iraqi security forces to re-enter Fallujah on joint patrols - 4/27/04 8:01 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Blue-shirted Iraqi policemen crept through an alley early Tuesday, training gun barrels on empty doorways and rooftops as part of U.S. Marine-led preparations for joint patrols in Fallujah this week.
Iraqis will have 'a lot more' power July 1, new Ambassador Negroponte says - 4/27/04 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqis will have "a lot more sovereignty" after the June 30 handover of power, but the United States will still control security and the caretaker government won't be able to make laws, the diplomat nominated to be ambassador to Baghdad said Tuesday.
Body of Halliburton worker who died in attack on convoy identified as California man - 4/27/04 5:26 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- The fourth body found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month was a contract worker for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
Red Cross visits Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody - 4/27/04 4:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A team from the international Red Cross visited ousted and imprisoned Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on Tuesday to see his conditions in U.S. custody, an American general said.
U.S. aircraft hammers Fallujah after dark; fighting near Najaf kills scores - 4/27/04 3:19 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Multiple explosions shook Fallujah after dark Tuesday, and large plumes of smoke billowed into the sky as fighting erupted for the second straight night. An American AC-130 gunship hammered targets in the city.
Fighting erupts in Fallujah after nightfall - 4/27/04 3:05 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Multiple explosions shook Fallujah after dark Tuesday and plumes of smoke rose into the air as fighting erupted for a second straight night. A U.S. AC-130 gunship hammered targets in the city.
Team of WMD hunters may have been led into trap in Baghdad explosion - 4/27/04 2:56 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Officials are investigating whether a U.S. survey team looking for weapons of mass destruction was lured into a trap when a building they were searching exploded, killing two members, a defense official said Tuesday.
Body of Halliburton worker who died in attack on convoy identified as California man - 4/27/04 2:45 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- The fourth body found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month was a contract worker for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
Fighting erupts in Fallujah after nightfall - 4/27/04 2:37 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Explosions shook Fallujah after dark Tuesday as new fighting erupted, and a U.S. AC-130 gunship hammered targets in the city.
Hearings start on Bush's choice for U.S. ambassador to Iraq - 4/27/04 2:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqis will have "a lot more sovereignty than they have right now" after the June 30 handover, but the United States will still control security and the caretaker government won't be able to make laws, the Bush administration's nominee to be ambassador to Iraq said Tuesday.
Marines train Iraqi security forces to re-enter Fallujah on joint patrols - 4/27/04 2:21 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Blue-shirted Iraqi policemen crept through an alley Tuesday, training gun barrels on empty doorways and rooftops as part of U.S. Marine-led preparations for joint patrols in Fallujah this week.
Forces stretched thin, U.S. increasingly contracts private forces in Iraq - 4/27/04 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some days, private security guards in Iraq look simply like well-armed rent-a-cops. Other days, they look like soldiers engaged in full-bore combat.
Hearings start on Bush's choice for U.S. ambassador to Iraq - 4/27/04 1:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqis will have "a lot more sovereignty than they have right now" after the June 30 handover, but the United States will still control security and the caretaker government won't be able to make laws, the Bush administration's nominee to be ambassador to Iraq said Tuesday.
Fighting in Najaf kills scores of insurgents, U.S. army says - 4/27/04 1:20 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops fought militiamen overnight near Najaf, killing 64 gunmen and destroying an anti-aircraft gun. An American soldier was killed Tuesday in Baghdad, raising the U.S. death toll for April to 115 -- the same number lost during the entire invasion of Iraq last year.
Body of Halliburton worker who died in attack on convoy identified as California man - 4/27/04 1:06 PM
HOUSTON (AP) -- The fourth body found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month was a contract worker for Halliburton Co., the company said Tuesday.
U.S. forces killed in blast were members of weapons-hunting team, might have been lured into ambush - 4/27/04 12:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. forces killed and wounded Monday in an explosion while searching a Baghdad building were members of the Iraq Survey Group, the task force scouring Iraq for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
U.S. soldier killed in Baghdad attack brings toll to 115 in April _ same number as died during invasion - 4/27/04 11:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was killed Tuesday by insurgents in Baghdad, bringing the American combat death toll for April to 115 -- the same number of U.S. combatants killed in the two-month invasion of Iraq a year ago.
Iraqis want 'complete sovereignty' June 30 but welcome U.S. security assistance, Iraqi minister says - 4/27/04 11:02 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraqis will need international help with security and building democratic institutions but insist on "complete sovereignty" after the United States hands over power on June 30, a member of Iraq's interim Cabinet says.
Bulgarian president says his troops unprepared for Iraq combat, wants them moved from Karbala - 4/27/04 10:43 AM
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgaria's troops were unprepared for the kind of fighting they are doing in Iraq and need "immediate and substantial military backup" from the U.S.-led coalition, the Bulgarian president said Tuesday.
Spain has withdrawn peacekeepers from Iraq, prime minister says - 4/27/04 10:39 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spain has completed the withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops from Iraq, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Tuesday.
Poland's next prime minister says pressure building for Iraq pullout plan - 4/27/04 10:36 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's likely next prime minister said Tuesday that domestic pressure is building to set a timetable for an eventual pullout of its soldiers from Iraq, but he plans no imminent retreat.
Blair says Britain has sufficient troops in Iraq - 4/27/04 10:28 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that Britain has enough troops in Iraq and appeared to rule out sending more immediately despite the withdrawal of Spanish, Honduran and Dominican soldiers.
Blair says UK has sufficient troops in Iraq - 4/27/04 10:05 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that Britain has enough troops in Iraq and appeared to rule out sending more immediately.
Red Cross visits Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody - 4/27/04 9:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A team from the international Red Cross visited imprisoned Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on Tuesday to check his conditions in U.S. custody, an American general said.
Japanese hostage: Abductees paying for opposing Tokyo Iraq policy - 4/27/04 5:59 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- The harsh criticism facing Japanese citizens taken hostage in Iraq stems from government resentment over their families' call for Tokyo to withdraw its troops from the country, one of the hostages said Tuesday.
Fighting in holy city of Najaf kills 43 insurgents, U.S. army says - 4/27/04 5:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops backed by helicopter gunships battled with insurgents overnight near the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf, killing 43 gunmen and destroying an anti-aircraft system belonging to the insurgents, the U.S. military in Baghdad said Tuesday.
Army wields construction funds to lure Iraqis from rebel temptations - 4/27/04 5:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The way to break the spiraling cycle of rebel attacks and U.S. counter-raids, the Army's just-arrived 1st Cavalry Division believes, is to kill the rebels with one hand and spread dollars with the other.
Overnight battling in Najaf kills 43 insurgents, US army says - 4/27/04 3:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops fought a gunbattle with insurgents overnight near the Iraqi holy Shiite city of Najaf, killing 43 gunmen and destroying an anti-aircraft system belonging to the insurgents, the U.S. military in Baghdad said.
Hearings start on Bush's choice for U.S. ambassador to Iraq - 4/27/04 1:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators are pushing to get a U.S. ambassador to Iraq approved quickly as the deadline for the transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government nears.
Forces stretched thin, U.S. increasingly contracts private forces in Iraq - 4/27/04 1:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some days, private security guards in Iraq look simply like well-armed rent-a-cops. Other days, they look like soldiers engaged in full-bore combat.

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