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Wednesday  April 28 2004

Fighting flares in new parts of Fallujah, pressure grows for political solution - 4/28/04 9:41 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes pounded Fallujah with 500-pound laser-guided bombs Wednesday and Marines battled insurgents near a train station and in neighborhoods that had seemed to be quieting. American forces decided to delay potentially dangerous patrols into the besieged city.
CBS obtains photos showing alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers - 4/28/04 9:03 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. military police stacked naked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramid, and attached wires to one detainee to convince him he might be electrocuted, according to photographs obtained by CBS News which led to criminal charges against six American soldiers.
CBS-New York Times poll finds public doubts about Iraq on the rise - 4/28/04 9:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Public doubts are growing about Iraq and President Bush's handling of the war nearly a year after he declared an end to major combat, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Annan warns that violent military action in Iraq is feeding resistance - 4/28/04 8:27 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday warned that military action in Iraq is feeding the ranks of the resistance and urged U.S. authorities to do everything possible to seek a peaceful solution in Fallujah and Najaf.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/28/04 8:08 PM
As of Wednesday, April 28, 722 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 521 died as a result of hostile action and 201 died of non-hostile causes.
U.S. forces in Iraq receiving more tanks to `send a very valuable message' to insurgents - 4/28/04 6:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sign that the Iraq conflict is deepening, a senior officer said Wednesday that Army and Marine Corps units have begun receiving more tanks and other heavy armor.
CBS obtains photos showing alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers - 4/28/04 5:59 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. military police stacked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramid, and attached wires to one detainee to convince him he might be electrocuted, according to photographs obtained by CBS News which led to criminal charges against six American soldiers.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/28/04 5:56 PM
As of Wednesday, April 28, 722 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 521 died as a result of hostile action and 201 died of non-hostile causes.
Annan warns that violent military action in Iraq is feeding resistance - 4/28/04 5:37 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday warned that military action in Iraq is feeding the ranks of the resistance and urged U.S. authorities to do everything possible to seek a peaceful solution in Fallujah and Najaf.
Dangerous alleys of Fallujah slum pose biggest challenge to Marines - 4/28/04 5:35 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- In the ancient slum at Fallujah's heart, Marines rely on high-tech equipment, night vision and the fearsome AC-130 gunship. But their Sunni foes have their own advantages -- the labyrinth of alleyways that offer deadly ambush sites shielded by a civilian population.
Dangerous alleys of Fallujah slum pose biggest challenge to Marines - 4/28/04 5:35 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- In the ancient slum at Fallujah's heart, Marines rely on high-tech equipment, night vision and the fearsome AC-130 gunship. But their Sunni foes have their own advantages -- the labyrinth of alleyways that offer deadly ambush sites shielded by a civilian population.
Iraqi Governing Council presents new flag after protests; says it's only temporary - 4/28/04 5:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders unveiled a new national flag Wednesday after sharp criticism that a version presented earlier this week resembled the Israel's standard, but they stressed it was only temporary.
Fighting flares in new parts of Fallujah, pressure grows for political solution - 4/28/04 5:31 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes pounded Fallujah with 500-pound laser-guided bombs Wednesday and Marines battled insurgents near a train station and in neighborhoods that had seemed to be quieting. American forces decided to delay potentially dangerous patrols into the besieged city.
Details emerge of power _ and limits _ on interim Iraqi government - 4/28/04 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new Iraqi government that takes control June 30 might have full sovereignty according to President Bush. But as the date nears, the limits on that are becoming ever more clear.
U.S. forces in Iraq receiving more tanks to `send a very valuable message' to insurgents - 4/28/04 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sign that the Iraq conflict is deepening, a senior officer said Wednesday that Army and Marine Corps units have begun receiving more tanks and other heavy armor.
Powell says U.S. troops will go after insurgents who use mosques for attacks - 4/28/04 4:47 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday defended American attacks on mosques and other holy places that are used by insurgents in Iraq, a tactic that has drawn complaints from U.N. officials.
AC-130 opens up after Marines, Sunni insurgents battle in Fallujah - 4/28/04 4:33 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. warplane fired its cannons on targets in Fallujah for a second straight night Wednesday after a day of fighting between Marines and Sunni insurgents in parts of the encircled city.
CBS obtains photos showing alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers - 4/28/04 4:28 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. military police stacked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramid, and attached wires to one detainee to convince him he might be electrocuted, according to photographs obtained by CBS News which led to criminal charges against six American soldiers.
Syrian president defends anti-U.S. attacks in Iraq as legitimate 'resistance' - 4/28/04 4:07 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad described armed attacks against U.S.-led troops in neighboring Iraq as legitimate "resistance" against foreign occupation.
As Iraq insurgency persists, Army finds its store of fresh troops `getting thin' - 4/28/04 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army could have a tough time finding more combat troops if they are needed in Iraq.
As Iraq insurgency persists, Army finds its store of fresh troops `getting thin' - 4/28/04 3:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army could have a tough time finding more combat troops if they are needed in Iraq.
Last group of Spanish soldiers return home from Iraq - 4/28/04 3:18 PM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- The last group of Spanish soldiers who took part in the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq returned home Wednesday from Kuwait, the Defense Ministry said.
AC-130 opens up after Marines, Sunni insurgents battle in Fallujah - 4/28/04 3:18 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. warplane fired its cannons on targets in Fallujah for a second straight night Wednesday after a day of fighting between Marines and Sunni insurgents in parts of the encircled city.
Gunfire resumes in Iraqi city of Fallujah after nightfall - 4/28/04 3:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gun battles between American forces and insurgents resumed in Fallujah on Wednesday night, with an AC-130 gunship firing its cannons on targets in the Iraqi city after a day of fighting in several areas.
Iraqi Governing Council changes colors of new flag after protests it resembled Israel's - 4/28/04 2:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders presented a new national flag Wednesday after protests that a version unveiled earlier this week resembled the flag of Israel.
CBS obtains photos showing alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers - 4/28/04 2:35 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. soldiers stacked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramid, and attached wires to one detainee to convince him he might be electrocuted, according to photographs obtained by CBS News which led to criminal charges against six Americans.
Annan warns that military action in Iraq is feeding ranks of resistance - 4/28/04 2:27 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned Wednesday that military action in Iraq is feeding the ranks of the resistance and urged U.S. authorities to do everything possible to seek a peaceful solution in the cities of Fallujah and Najaf.
Army wants more tanks to protect soldiers battling a fiercer insurgency - 4/28/04 2:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Changing gears in the face of an emboldened insurgency in Iraq, the Army is asking for additional tanks or other heavy armored vehicles to improve protection for soldiers.
Marines, Sunni insurgents battle in Fallujah - 4/28/04 2:15 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A series of explosions and gunfire rocked Fallujah in new fighting Wednesday, the day after U.S. warplanes and artillery pounded the city in a show of force against Sunni insurgents holed up in a slum.
Blair defends U.S. assault on Fallujah - 4/28/04 2:05 PM
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended U.S. tactics in the assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah, rejecting a legislator's assertion that the attack amounted to the "murder or mutilation of hundreds of women and children."
Marine patrols into Fallujah to be delayed for a day - 4/28/04 1:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marine patrols into Fallujah originally scheduled to begin Thursday will be delayed a day to allow more training, a U.S. commander said after three days of fighting in the city.
Bush: Most of Fallujah returning to "normal" - 4/28/04 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Wednesday he believes most parts of Fallujah are returning to "normal" despite three days of battles with insurgents. Fighting and instability in Iraq will not force a delay in the June 30 transfer of power, he said.
Second letter from Saddam to daughters being reviewed by censor; First one delivered after clearance - 4/28/04 12:15 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross delivered a message from Saddam Hussein to his daughters after a U.S. censor cleared it, and a second message given this week was being reviewed, a Red Cross spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Last group of Spanish soldiers return home from Iraq - 4/28/04 9:13 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- The last group of Spanish soldiers who took part in the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq returned home Wednesday from Kuwait, the Defense Ministry said.
On Saddam's birthday, no apparent sign of celebration in his hometown - 4/28/04 9:01 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's 67th birthday Wednesday was marked without any apparent signs of celebration in his hometown of Tikrit, where residents said U.S. soldiers ordered schools and universities closed.
Marines, Sunni insurgents battle in Fallujah - 4/28/04 8:28 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A series of explosions and gunfire rocked Fallujah on Wednesday in new fighting after a heavy battle the night before in which U.S. warplanes and artillery pounded the city in a show of force against Sunni insurgents holed up in a slum.
Hagel says U.S. must take its 'brand name' off transition to democracy in Iraq - 4/28/04 8:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A successful transition to sovereignty in Iraq might hinge in large part on "getting the United States brand name" off efforts to democratize the war-torn nation, a leading Senate Republican said Wednesday.
Blair defends U.S. assault on Fallujah - 4/28/04 8:07 AM
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended U.S. tactics in the assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah, rejecting a legislator's assertion that the attack amounted to the "murder or mutilation of hundreds of women and children."
U.S. forces pound Sunni insurgents in Fallujah - 4/28/04 5:54 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police moved into the streets of the besieged city of Fallujah Wednesday following hours of pounding by U.S. warplanes and artillery on Sunni insurgents in a show of force that comes amid U.S. demands for insurgents to surrender or face death.
U.S. forces strike Fallujah; fighting near Najaf kills scores of insurgents - 4/28/04 2:55 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes and artillery attacked Sunni insurgents holed up in a slum in a thunderous show of force that rocked Fallujah Tuesday, sending huge plumes of black smoke into the night sky. The assault came after American troops killed 64 gunmen near the southern city of Najaf.
Brahimi says Iraqi caretaker government must be chosen by the end of May - 4/28/04 2:10 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's caretaker government must be chosen by the end of May so it can properly prepare to take power a month later and reach a new agreement with U.S.-led forces that will remain in control of security, the U.N. envoy for Iraq said.
AP Analysis: Iraqis grumble at prospect of sovereignty without authority - 4/28/04 2:04 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A government that can't pass laws, a nation that doesn't control its own armed forces. Many of Iraq's U.S.-picked leaders wonder just how sovereign a state Washington will give them on June 30.
Army wants more tanks to protect soldiers battling a fiercer insurgency - 4/28/04 1:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Changing gears in the face of an emboldened insurgency in Iraq, the Army is asking for additional tanks or other heavy armored vehicles to improve protection for soldiers.

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