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Friday  April 30, 2004

Marines hand over some positions in Fallujah; car bomb kills two Americans - 4/30/04 10:58 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Led by a former Saddam Hussein general, Iraqi troops replaced U.S. Marines on Friday and raised the Iraqi flag at the entrance to Fallujah under a plan to end the monthlong siege of the city. A suicide car bomb on the outskirts that killed two Americans and wounded six failed to disr ...
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/30/04 10:58 PM
As of Friday, April 30, 732 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 530 died as a result of hostile action and 202 died of non-hostile causes.
Kurdish leader calls for expanding Iraqi Governing Council, an idea discarded by U.N. envoy - 4/30/04 10:46 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A Kurdish leader called for expanding the Iraqi Governing Council Friday, an idea that was discarded by the top U.N. envoy who wants the panel disbanded when power changes hands on June 30.
U.S. officials trying to avoid offensive in Fallujah, but hint they won't wait forever - 4/30/04 8:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military commanders won't wait forever for local political efforts to quell the insurgency in Fallujah, U.S. officials said Friday as they laid out in greater detail the Bush administration's evolving strategy to deal with one of the trickiest standoffs of the war.
Soldiers charged with mistreating Iraqi prisoners weren't trained on Geneva Conventions - 4/30/04 7:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The six U.S. soldiers facing courts-martial in connection with mistreatment of detainees at an Iraqi prison did not receive in-depth training on the Geneva Conventions, which govern the handling of captives, a military spokeswoman said Friday.
Marines hand over some positions in Fallujah; car bomb kills two Americans - 4/30/04 6:43 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Led by one of Saddam Hussein's generals, Iraqi troops replaced U.S. Marines on Friday and raised the Iraqi flag at the entrance to Fallujah under a plan to end the monthlong siege of the city. A suicide car bomb on the outskirts that killed two Americans and wounded six failed to dis ...
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/30/04 5:40 PM
As of Friday, April 30, 732 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 530 died as a result of hostile action and 202 died of non-hostile causes.
Anti-American Iraqi cleric calls America enemy of Islam - 4/30/04 5:25 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed to a three-day truce Friday in negotiations to end the standoff at this holy Shiite city, although al-Sadr still branded the United States "the enemy of Islam."
Bush sees progress toward stable Iraq; Kerry says 'last chance to get it right' - 4/30/04 5:05 PM
FULTON, Mo. (AP) -- President Bush said Friday the United States is making progress in stabilizing Iraq a year after he stood before a "Mission Accomplished" banner to declare an end to major combat operations. Democratic challenger John Kerry insisted the goal has not been met, and it's time "to put pride ...
Abizaid urges Pakistan, other Muslim nations to send troops to Iraq - 4/30/04 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military commander in the Persian Gulf area said Friday he needs no more American troops in Iraq, but he pointedly urged Muslim nations to send forces.
US-Iraq-Rebuilding Numbers - 4/30/04 3:54 PM
Money Congress provided for Iraqi reconstruction in last fall's $87 billion package for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how much of it the government owes or has spent so far. Figures are through April 28
Former commander of Saddam's infantry leads U.S.-backed force for Fallujah - 4/30/04 3:49 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- The general chosen to lead a security force for Fallujah is a former Iraqi Republican Guard who headed Saddam Hussein's infantry and has strong family ties to the besieged city, according to relatives and former colleagues.
U.S. has spent less than $2.8 billion out of $18.4 billion Iraqi rebuilding fund - 4/30/04 3:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has spent less than $2.8 billion of the $18.4 billion that Congress provided half a year ago for rebuilding Iraq, despite the cries of urgency that accompanied President Bush's request for the money.
AP count: Around 1,361 Iraqis killed in April's violence, 10 times the US death toll - 4/30/04 3:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Volunteers hunting for bodies in Fallujah find a woman and her daughter in their home, killed in the siege but undiscovered for days. Chanting mourners bury two boys caught in the crossfire of a Baghdad gunfight. A morgue in Basra overflows with torn and burned bodies from a suicide b ...
Marines pull back from Fallujah as agreement reached to create local Iraqi security force - 4/30/04 12:18 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi security forces took over positions from withdrawing U.S. Marines on Friday, and a U.S. official said an agreement had been reached to allow an Iraqi security force to patrol the city and end the monthlong siege.
Radical Iraqi cleric calls America 'enemy of Islam' - 4/30/04 11:52 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Tribal chiefs and police tried to find a negotiated solution Friday to the U.S. standoff with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who defiantly vowed that "America is the enemy of Islam."
Abizaid: U.S. reaches possible deal to allow Iraqi force to patrol Fallujah - 4/30/04 11:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military commander in the Persian Gulf cautioned on Friday against expecting quick results from a new arrangement with Iraqis to quell violence in the besieged city of Fallujah, and he said a major battle for Fallujah may not be avoidable.
Two killed and six injured in suicide attack in Fallujah, U.S. military says - 4/30/04 11:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two U.S. Marines were killed and six wounded Friday in a suicide car bombing near the Marines' camp in Fallujah, the U.S. military said.
Kimmitt says Marines will not be withdrawing from Fallujah - 4/30/04 10:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines will maintain a strong presence in and around Fallujah despite an agreement to hand over security to a new Iraqi force largely made up of former Iraqi soldiers, a senior U.S. officer said Friday.
Marines pull back from Fallujah as agreement reached to create local Iraqi security force - 4/30/04 9:15 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi security forces took over positions from withdrawing U.S. Marines on Friday, and a U.S. official said an agreement had been reached to allow an Iraqi security force to patrol the city and end the monthlong siege.
Marines begin clearing roadblocks, barbed wire as plan to end Fallujah siege moves forward - 4/30/04 8:11 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines withdrew Friday from positions in the southeast of Fallujah and civilians began returning to this embattled city as U.S. commanders met with local representatives to work out details of a deal to lift the monthlong siege.
Anti-U.S. Iraqi cleric calls America enemy of Islam - 4/30/04 7:36 AM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr told worshippers at Friday prayers that he will not accept calls to tone down his anti-American rhetoric, adding that "America is the enemy of Islam and Muslims, and jihad is the path of my ancestors."
Some Marines depart Fallujah positions; Pentagon backs away from pullout agreement - 4/30/04 6:03 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- One of three battalions of U.S. Marines had mostly departed its positions in an industrial zone in the southern portion of the city, witnesses reported Friday.
Georgia plans to increase force in Iraq to help fight terrorism, prime minister says - 4/30/04 3:03 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Georgia will triple its troop contribution to Iraq because it believes stabilizing the country is critical to the global war on terrorism, Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania said.
Filipino civilian employee killed in Iraq, government says - 4/30/04 2:51 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Filipino civilian contractor has been killed in Iraq, becoming the country's first casualty there the president said Friday.
Baath Party members want to go back to jobs they lost because of their political affiliation - 4/30/04 1:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- One-time school principal Jabar Ali says she joined the Baath Party because it meant a higher salary. Army Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abu Mohammed is sure that if he hadn't been a member, he never would have risen to such a high rank in the armed forces.
Marines, Iraqi generals negotiate plan to end Fallujah siege; 10 U.S. soldiers killed in attacks - 4/30/04 12:15 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines negotiated a plan Thursday to pull back forces from Fallujah, a move that could 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 the proposal, and U.S. warplanes ...

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