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Thursday  April 29 2004

Marines, Iraqi generals reach tentative deal over end of Fallujah siege; 10 U.S. soldiers killed in attacks - 4/29/04 10:27 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines negotiated a "tentative" agreement Thursday to pull back forces from Fallujah, a deal that would lift a nearly monthlong siege and allow an Iraqi force led by a former Saddam Hussein-era general to handle security. Fresh clashes broke out despite news of a pending deal, ...
Poll finds Iraqis impatient with U.S. presence - 4/29/04 6:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite concerns about their own safety, the majority of Iraqis say they want the U.S. and British troops now in Iraq to leave within the next few months, according to a nationwide poll of people in Iraq
Senators seek investigation into private security firms in Iraq - 4/29/04 6:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five Democratic senators have asked Congressional auditors to investigate the use and activities of private military contractors in Iraq.
Pentagon's No. 2 comes up short on question of casualties - 4/29/04 4:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Asked how many American troops have died in Iraq, the Pentagon's No. 2 civilian estimated Thursday the total was about 500 -- more than 200 soldiers short.
Marines, Iraqi generals reach tentative deal over end of Fallujah siege; 10 U.S. soldiers killed in attacks - 4/29/04 4:38 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines negotiated a "tentative" agreement Thursday to pull back forces from Fallujah, a deal that would lift a nearly monthlong siege and allow an Iraqi force led by a former Saddam Hussein-era general to handle security. Fresh clashes broke out despite news of a pending deal, ...
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/29/04 4:27 PM
As of Thursday, April 29, 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. wants to put guerrillas on the payroll, handing command to Saddam-era general - 4/29/04 3:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A new Iraqi military force being proposed to tame Fallujah's guerrillas could bear a striking resemblance to the guerrillas themselves.
Italian hostages' families lead peace march, hoping to save them - 4/29/04 3:41 PM
ROME (AP) -- The families of three Italians held hostage in Iraq led a march near St. Peter's Square on Thursday after the abductors threatened to kill the captives unless Italians carried out a "huge demonstration" against the war.
Powell acknowledges U.S. deaths in Iraq are lessening public support for Bush administration - 4/29/04 3:29 PM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that support among the American people for President Bush's policy in Iraq is declining but he expects it to rebound.
Marines say tentative deal reached to end Fallujah siege; 10 U.S. soldiers killed - 4/29/04 2:41 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Marines and former Iraqi generals were negotiating a pullback of U.S. forces from Fallujah, and a U.S. commander said Thursday a tentative deal on ending the siege had been reached. But a Pentagon official said the agreement was still not final.
U.S. authorities release prominent Sunni Muslim cleric in Fallujah - 4/29/04 2:32 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq, (AP) -- U.S. authorities on Thursday released a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric arrested last year in the tense city of Fallujah.
Marines say tentative deal reached over end of Fallujah siege; 10 U.S. soldiers killed in attacks - 4/29/04 12:40 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Marines and former Iraqi generals were negotiating a pullback of U.S. forces from Fallujah, and a U.S. commander said Thursday a tentative deal on ending the siege had been reached. But a Pentagon official said the agreement was still not final.
Hostages' families lead peace march, hoping to save them - 4/29/04 11:51 AM
ROME (AP) -- The families of three Italians held hostage in Iraq led a march near St. Peter's Square on Thursday, after the abductors threatened to kill the captives unless Italians carried out a "huge demonstration" against the war.
Powell acknowledges U.S. losses are diminishing public support for Bush administration - 4/29/04 11:43 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Saying "we have run into some tough weeks" in Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Thursday that support among the American people for the Bush administration's policies there is declining.
Photos obtained by CBS show alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers - 4/29/04 11:42 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- One photograph shows Iraqi prisoners, naked except for hoods covering their heads, stacked in a human pyramid, one with a slur written in English on his skin.
Agreement reached to end Fallujah siege; 10 U.S. soldiers killed elsewhere - 4/29/04 11:36 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines announced Thursday an agreement to end a bloody, nearly monthlong siege of Fallujah, saying American forces will pull back and allow an all-Iraqi force commanded by one of Saddam Hussein's generals to take over security.
New skirmishes break out in Fallujah despite deal for end of siege - 4/29/04 11:32 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Explosions and gunfire were heard in Fallujah on Thursday in new skirmishes despite an agreement to lift the Marine siege of the city. Warplanes circled over the city.
Iraqi hospitals prepare for possible attacks as handover of power nears - 4/29/04 10:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's woefully equipped hospitals are trying to get more ambulances, blood and emergency supplies, fearing a rise in suicide attacks as the date approaches for handing over power to a new Iraqi government.
Italians gather in Rome for peace march to urge release of hostages - 4/29/04 10:42 AM
ROME (AP) -- Hundreds of people from across Italy gathered Thursday for a peace march demanded by kidnappers of three Italians in Iraq.
Intelligence report blames Saddam's security service for postwar bombings - 4/29/04 10:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former members of Saddam Hussein's security service are believed to be conducting a loosely coordinated campaign of bombings and attacks in Iraq that they prepared for since before the U.S. invasion last year, a defense official said Thursday, citing an intelligence report.
Spanish defense minister: No more troops for Iraq - 4/29/04 9:08 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spain will not send any more soldiers to Iraq, the defense minister said Thursday during a ceremony marking the official end of the Spanish mission there.
Intelligence report blames Saddam's security service for postwar bombings - 4/29/04 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former members of Saddam Hussein's security service are believed to be conducting a loosely coordinated campaign of bombings and attacks in Iraq that they prepared for since before the U.S. invasion last year, a defense official said Thursday, citing an intelligence report.
Ten U.S. soldiers killed; agreement to end siege of Fallujah - 4/29/04 7:56 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines announced Thursday an agreement to end a bloody, nearly four-week-old siege of Fallujah, saying American forces will pull back and allow an all-Iraqi force commanded by a former Saddam Hussein-regime general to take over security.
Marines lifting siege of Fallujah, all-Iraqi force to take up security - 4/29/04 7:18 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- All U.S. Marine forces will end the siege of Fallujah, pulling back to allow a newly created, all-Iraqi security force to move into the city starting Friday under a new agreement, a Marine commander said.
8 U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad area, military says - 4/29/04 7:10 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Eight U.S. soldiers were killed Thursday in the Baghdad area, a U.S. military spokesman said. Media reports said the troops were killed in a car bomb attack, but the spokesman had no details.
Marine battalion begins loading gear to pull back from Fallujah - 4/29/04 6:36 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Marines in Fallujah began packing up gear and loading heavy trucks Thursday, saying they had been ordered to leave the southern industrial zone that they have held for weeks and pull away from the city
Fighting flares in Fallujah as report emerges of tentative agreement to end standoff - 4/29/04 6:19 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces delayed potentially dangerous joint Iraqi-American patrols in Fallujah after three days of fighting and pressure increased on the United States to prevent an escalation of violence in the besieged city.
CBS obtains photos showing alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers - 4/29/04 5:18 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- One photograph shows Iraqi prisoners, naked except for hoods covering their heads, stacked in a human pyramid, one with a slur written in English on his skin.
U.S. soldier killed in roadside bombing outside of Baghdad - 4/29/04 4:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded Thursday when a roadside bomb exploded near their convoy north of Baghdad, a U.S. military spokesman said.
Foreign civilian shot and killed in southern Iraq - 4/29/04 3:16 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen shot and killed a foreign civilian in the southern city of Basra Thursday and seriously wounded his driver, an Iraqi police official said.
Disregarded congressional warnings on Iraq now appear prescient - 4/29/04 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The warnings came not from anti-war Democrats, but from Republicans who were backing their president: Planning for a postwar Iraq was inadequate, they said. More U.S. troops would be needed. The United Nations should have a larger role.

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