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Monday  May 17, 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/17/04 10:32 PM
As of Monday, May 17, 783 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 571 died as a result of hostile action and 212 died of non-hostile causes.
Pentagon plans to begin withholding millions from Halliburton because of alleged overcharging - 5/17/04 10:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon auditors have recommended withholding nearly $160 million in payments to Halliburton Corp., saying the company charged the military for meals in and around Iraq that were never served.
Head of Iraqi Governing Council killed in suicide attack; bomb containing sarin explodes - 5/17/04 8:42 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide bombing killed the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council as his car waited at a checkpoint near coalition headquarters Monday, a major setback to American efforts to stabilize Iraq just six weeks before the handover of sovereignty.
Powell says United States will atone for wrongs of prison abuse - 5/17/04 7:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday the abuse of Iraqi prisoners has had a "terrible impact" on America's international image and President Bush is committed to correcting the problem.
Three U.S. soldiers in Iraq prison abuse case to be arraigned a day early - 5/17/04 7:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three American soldiers implicated in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse case will be arraigned Wednesday -- the same day that another military policeman goes on trial for his role in the scandal, the military announced.
Historic shift of U.S. troops could mean permanent change for Korea - 5/17/04 7:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is moving 3,600 U.S. soldiers from bases in South Korea to the conflict in Iraq this summer, possibly marking a permanent reduction in the size of the American military force that has helped deter war on the Korean Peninsula for the past half-century.
Arraignments of three soldiers accused of abuse moved up one day in Iraq - 5/17/04 7:01 PM
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The arraignments of three soldiers charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners have been moved up a day to Wednesday, an Army spokesman in Baghdad said Monday.
Head of Iraqi Governing Council killed in suicide attack; bomb containing sarin explodes - 5/17/04 6:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide bombing killed the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council as his car waited at a checkpoint near coalition headquarters Monday, a major setback to American efforts to stabilize Iraq just six weeks before the handover of sovereignty.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/17/04 6:30 PM
As of Monday, May 17, 783 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 571 died as a result of hostile action and 212 died of non-hostile causes.
Bomb containing sarin nerve agent explodes in Iraq, U.S. military says - 5/17/04 6:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers found a roadside bomb containing sarin nerve agent in Baghdad, the military said Monday. The device, which partially detonated, was apparently a leftover from Saddam Hussein's arsenals. It was unclear whether more such weapons were in the hands of insurgents.
Head of Iraqi Governing Council killed in suicide attack; bomb containing sarin explodes - 5/17/04 5:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide bombing killed the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council as his car waited at a checkpoint near coalition headquarters Monday, a major setback to American efforts to stabilize Iraq just six weeks before the handover of sovereignty.
Powell says United States will atone for wrongs of prison abuse - 5/17/04 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday the abuse of Iraqi prisoners has had a "terrible impact" on America's international image and President Bush is committed to correcting the problem.
Roadside bomb containing ingredients of sarin nerve agent explodes in Iraq - 5/17/04 4:37 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb containing deadly sarin nerve agent exploded near a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military said Monday. It was apparently a leftover from the Saddam era arsenal, but it was uncertain if more such weapons were in the hands of insurgents.
Staying alive, and winning popularity are main challenges to Iraqi Governing Council members - 5/17/04 3:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They are a diverse group -- black-turbaned clerics, women in Islamic dress and men in business suits -- with politics as varied as their wardrobes. Since being appointed last July, members of Iraq's Governing Council have struggled to win over fellow Iraqis -- and to stay alive.
U.S. concerned that more unmarked munitions in Iraq could contain nerve agent - 5/17/04 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday they are concerned that other sarin-filled munitions may still exist in Iraq -- and may not be well marked -- after evidence indicated a roadside shell that exploded contained the nerve agent.
Italian soldier dies in Nasiriyah amid escalating debate in Rome over Italian contingent in Iraq - 5/17/04 2:28 PM
ROME (AP) -- The first combat death of an Italian soldier in Iraq on Monday led to new pressure on Premier Silvio Berlusconi to pull out troops and distance himself from the Bush administration.
Arab nations rule out sending in peacekeepers to Iraq while U.S. in charge - 5/17/04 2:25 PM
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Sending Arab and Muslim peacekeepers to Iraq is one possible strategy to reduce violence there, but the head of the Arab League said Monday that's not possible while Americans are in charge.
US says Iraq bombing will not deter handover of power - 5/17/04 2:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Monday the drive for democracy in Iraq will not be deterred by the assassination of Izzadine Saleem, the head of the Iraqi Governing Council.
U.S. concerned that more unmarked munitions in Iraq could contain nerve agent - 5/17/04 1:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday they are concerned that other sarin-filled munitions may still exist in Iraq -- and may not be well marked -- after evidence indicated a roadside shell that exploded contained the nerve agent.
Roadside bomb containing ingredients of sarin nerve agent explodes in Iraq - 5/17/04 1:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb containing deadly sarin nerve agent exploded near a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military said Monday. It was believed to be the first confirmed discovery of any of the banned weapons that the United States cited in making its case for the Iraq war.
Powell says United States will atone for wrongs of prison abuse - 5/17/04 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell conceded Monday the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal has had a "terrible impact" on America's international image and said President Bush is committed to correcting the problem.
Scandal raises question: Is too much being asked of Reserves and National Guard? - 5/17/04 1:44 PM
Active duty, National Guard, Army Reserve -- all go through the same basic training under Lt. Col. James Larsen at Fort Knox. Every soldier learns to march, shoot and make a bed the Army way.
Strapped for troops, the Pentagon wants to redeploy U.S. troops in South Korea to Iraq - 5/17/04 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sign of the Iraq war's increasing strain on the U.S. Army, the Pentagon is planning an extraordinary shift of 3,600 troops to Iraq from their garrisons in South Korea this summer, officials said Monday.
Roadside bomb containing ingredients of sarin nerve agent explodes in Iraq - 5/17/04 1:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb containing deadly sarin nerve agent exploded near a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military said Monday. It was believed to be the first confirmed discovery of any of the banned weapons that the United States cited in making its case for the Iraq war.
U.S. concerned that more unmarked munitions in Iraq could contain nerve agent - 5/17/04 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday they are concerned that other sarin-filled munitions may still exist in Iraq -- and may not be well marked -- after evidence indicated a roadside shell that exploded contained the nerve agent.
Suicide car bomb kills head of Iraqi Governing Council; U.S. military confirms sarin explosion - 5/17/04 1:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of the Iraqi Governing Council was killed in a suicide car bombing near a checkpoint outside the coalition headquarters in central Baghdad on Monday, dealing a blow to U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq ahead of a handover of sovereignty on June 30.
Powell says United States will atone for wrongs of prison abuse - 5/17/04 12:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell conceded Monday the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq has had a "terrible impact" on America's international image and said President Bush is committed to correcting the problem.
Roadside bomb containing sarin nerve agent explodes in Iraq - 5/17/04 12:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb containing deadly sarin nerve agent exploded near a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military said Monday. It was believed to be the first confirmed finding of any of the banned weapons upon which the United States based its case for the Iraq war.
US says Iraq bombing will not deter handover of power - 5/17/04 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Monday the drive for democracy in Iraq will not be deterred by the assassination of Izzadine Saleem, the head of the Iraqi Governing Council.
Suicide car bomb kills head of Iraqi Governing Council - 5/17/04 9:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of the Iraqi Governing Council was killed in a suicide car bombing near a checkpoint outside the coalition headquarters in central Baghdad on Monday, dealing a blow to U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq ahead of a handover of sovereignty on June 30.
Previously unknown group claims responsibility for killing senior Iraqi official - 5/17/04 9:28 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A previously unknown group claimed responsibility Monday for killing the current Iraqi Governing Council president, saying in a Web site posting that two of its fighters carried out the operation that led to the death of "the traitor and mercenary Izzadine Saleem."
Sorrow, anger over killing of Iraqi Governing Council president - 5/17/04 9:16 AM
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister vowed Monday not to be intimidated as politicians worldwide expressed sorrow and anger over the killing of the U.S.-appointed president of the Iraqi Governing Council in a suicide car bombing in Baghdad.
Suicide car bomb kills head of Iraqi Governing Council - 5/17/04 9:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of the Iraqi Governing Council was killed in a suicide car bombing near a checkpoint outside the coalition headquarters in central Baghdad on Monday, dealing a blow to U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq ahead of a handover of sovereignty on June 30.
Group claims responsibility for killing senior Iraqi official - 5/17/04 8:59 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A previously unknown group claimed responsibility Monday for killing the current Iraqi Governing Council president, saying in a Web site posting that two of its fighters carried out the operation that lead to the death of "the traitor and mercenary Izzadine Saleem."
Did administration construct legal foundation clearing way for abuse scandal? - 5/17/04 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says there were high-level discussions within the Bush administration last fall about information from the International Committee of the Red Cross alleging inmate abuse at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Governing Council member says anti-coalition forces preparing car bombs in Fallujah - 5/17/04 7:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A member of the Iraqi Governing Council said Monday that terrorists are using the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, where U.S. Marines stopped patrols last month, to prepare car bombs like the one that killed council chief Izzadine Saleem outside the coalition headquarters in Baghdad.
Jordan's king says Iraq's neighbors should not send peacekeepers into chaotic country - 5/17/04 7:48 AM
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan will not send peacekeeping troops to Iraq and neither should any other neighboring nations because it could be too tempting to use them to improperly influence Iraqi society, King Abdullah II said Monday.
Blair wants to speed up creation of Iraqi institutions before sovereignty transfer - 5/17/04 7:42 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair wants to speed up the creation of Iraqi institutions so they are ready in time for the scheduled June 30 transfer of sovereignty from the coalition to an interim Iraqi administration, Blair's office said Monday.
New head of government council pledges to continue march toward - 5/17/04 7:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The new head of the Iraqi Governing Council pledged Monday to continue efforts to build a democratic Iraq despite the car-bombing that killed his predecessor,
Sorrow, anger over Iraqi Governing Council president - 5/17/04 7:21 AM
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister vowed Monday not to be intimidated as politicians from around the world expressed sorrow and anger over the killing of the U.S.-appointed president of the Iraqi Governing Council in a suicide car bombing in Baghdad.
Facts on assassinated head of Iraqi's Governing Council - 5/17/04 6:29 AM
The following are facts about Abdel-Zahraa Othman, also known as Izzadine Saleem, who was killed in Baghdad Monday by a suicide car bomber.
Iraqi Governing Council selects member to replace slain council chief - 5/17/04 6:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi Governing Council selected Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, a civil engineer from the northern city of Mosul, to replace council chief Izzadine Saleem, who was slain in a suicide car bombing on Monday, a council member said.
Bremer denounces killing of Governing Council president - 5/17/04 6:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. governor of Iraq condemned Monday's assassination of the Governing Council president as "vile act" and vowed to defeat the forces responsible.
Iraqi foreign minister condemns killing of Governing Council president - 5/17/04 5:16 AM
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari vowed Iraqis will not be intimidated by the killing of members of the U.S.-appointed Governing Council, condemning Monday's second deadly attack on a council member.
Car bomb kills head of Iraqi Governing Council, Iraqi official says - 5/17/04 5:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of the Iraqi Governing Council was killed in a suicide car bombing near a U.S. checkpoint in central Baghdad on Monday, dealing a blow to U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq ahead of a handover of sovereignty on June 30.
Head of Governing Council killed in car bombing - 5/17/04 3:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of Iraqi Governing Council was killed Monday in a car bombing near a U.S. checkpoint in central Baghdad, an Iraqi official said.
Four Iraqis killed in car bomb in Baghdad - 5/17/04 2:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A powerful car bomb exploded outside the headquarters of the American-led coalition on Monday, killing four Iraqis and injuring eight other people, including two U.S. soldiers, the military said.
Strong explosion, large pillar of smoke near U.S.-controlled green zone - 5/17/04 2:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A strong blast was heard in central Baghdad near the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition on Monday. Smoke rose from the west side of the Tigris River. The cause was not immediately clear.
Strapped for troops, the Pentagon wants to redeploy U.S. troops in South Korea to Iraq - 5/17/04 1:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sign of the Iraq war's increasing strain on the U.S. Army, the Pentagon is considering an extraordinary shift of troops to Iraq from their garrisons in South Korea, where they have stood guard for decades against a feared invasion by forces of communist North Korea, official say.
Attacks drive Italian troops from southern base; Washington may move U.S. forces from Korea to Iraq - 5/17/04 12:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr drove Italian forces from a base in the southern city of Nasiriyah on Sunday and attacked coalition headquarters there with grenade and mortar fire as tensions in the Shiite region escalated.
Washington wants to redeploy U.S. troops in South Korea to Iraq - 5/17/04 12:04 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The United States wants to move some of the 37,000 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to Iraq, redeploying forces from the Cold War's last remaining flash point to cope with spiraling violence in the Mideast country, South Korean officials said Monday.

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