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Friday  May 21, 2004

U.S. soldier killed south of Baghdad - 5/21/04 11:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was killed and three others were wounded in an attack south of Baghdad, the military said Saturday.
Pentagon discloses probes into 37 deaths of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan - 5/21/04 11:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army has investigated the deaths of 37 prisoners held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, Pentagon officials revealed Friday.
Circumstances of prisoner deaths - 5/21/04 10:27 PM
Circumstances of 37 deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan subject to Army investigation, according to military officials
Pentagon discloses probes into 37 deaths of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan - 5/21/04 10:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army has investigated the deaths of at least 34 prisoners held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and three others who died violently in the two countries since August 2002, Pentagon officials revealed Friday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/21/04 10:12 PM
As of Friday, May 21, 790 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 575 died as a result of hostile action and 215 died of non-hostile causes.
Top adviser says U.S. failed to rebuild Iraqi universities - 5/21/04 8:21 PM
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) -- The United States has failed to rebuild Iraq's university system just weeks before the planned handover of control, the top American education adviser to Iraq told The Associated Press on Friday.
US-Iraq-Deaths - 5/21/04 7:57 PM
The military released 20 death certificates of prisoners who died in U.S. custody in Iraq and three in Afghanistan. It is unclear how many were included in the 37 deaths that Pentagon officials said were investigated by the Army
U.N. Security Council resolution will give Iraqis "decisive" say over international force, U.S. envoy says - 5/21/04 7:48 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has agreed that "full sovereignty" must be given to the Iraqi interim government on June 30 and a new resolution will give Iraqis "a decisive voice" on whether the multinational force remains in the country, a senior U.S. official said Friday.
Justice memos from 2002 say normal POW laws don't apply to al-Qaida, Taliban - 5/21/04 6:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Memos written by top Justice Department lawyers for the Pentagon in early 2002 laid out legal reasons why the United States did not have to comply with international treaties regarding the treatment of prisoners.
U.S. forces battle cleric's militia; more than 450 prisoners freed from Abu Ghraib - 5/21/04 6:14 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- American AC-130 gunships and tanks battled militiamen near shrines in this Shiite holy city Friday, and fighting was heavy in two other towns south of Baghdad. More than 450 Iraqis were released from the notorious Abu Ghraib jail -- some emerging with fresh claims of abuse.
Purported remains of Italian hostage killed in Iraq handed to Red Cross - 5/21/04 5:45 PM
ROME (AP) -- Human remains believed to be those of an Italian hostage killed by his Iraqi captors last month were handed over Friday to the Italian Red Cross in Baghdad.
Prisoner abuse story forces TV networks to get video from a newspaper - 5/21/04 5:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Washington Post's exclusive unearthing of video showing alleged prisoner abuse in Iraq set up a media oddity: television networks depending on a newspaper for video.
Pentagon says 33 death cases being investigated in Iraq and Afghanistan - 5/21/04 5:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has begun criminal investigations of at least 37 deaths involving detainees held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials said Friday. There are 33 cases involved, the officials said, eight more than the military reported two weeks ago.
Video of desert bombing shows carnage, survivors sifting through rubble - 5/21/04 5:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fragments of musical instruments, tufts of women's hair, and a large blood stain are among the scenes in Associated Press Television News film of a destroyed house that survivors say U.S. planes bombed during a wedding party.
Pentagon says 33 deaths being investigated in Iraq and Afghanistan - 5/21/04 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Friday the military has undertaken 33 criminal investigations of deaths of detainees held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan -- eight more cases than it had reported two weeks ago.
Army captain resigns after claims he photographed soldiers in shower; court-martial averted - 5/21/04 4:38 PM
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) -- An Army captain accused of taking nude photographs of female soldiers as they showered while on duty at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison resigned to avoid a court-martial.
More prison abuse photos disclosed; House panel erupts into bickering over Iraq - 5/21/04 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressional hearing on Iraq broke into partisan bickering Friday as more photos emerged of prisoner abuse.
U.S. forces battle cleric's militia in several Iraqi cities - 5/21/04 3:21 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- American planes and tanks battered militia positions early Friday near two shrines in the holy city of Karbala, killing 18 fighters loyal to a rebel cleric, the U.S. military said. Near Baghdad, 450 Iraqis were released from the Abu Ghraib jail at the center of the prisoner abuse scan ...
New photos, testimony detail more prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison - 5/21/04 2:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were ridden like animals, fondled by female soldiers, forced to curse their religion and required to retrieve their food from toilets, according to a published report Friday.
U.S. military: four detained in Berg case, two later released - 5/21/04 2:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Coalition forces detained four suspects in the Nicholas Berg killing, and two were later released, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.
House panel erupts into bickering over Iraq - 5/21/04 2:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee hearing on Iraq erupted in partisan bickering Friday, leaving top Pentagon generals sitting silently as lawmakers argued about the prison abuse scandal and President Bush's handling of Iraq.
Worst Iraq prison abuses happened amid surge of violence, leadership vacuum - 5/21/04 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many of the worst abuses that have come to light from the Abu Ghraib prison happened on a single November day amid a flare of insurgent violence in Iraq, the deaths of many U.S. soldiers and a breakdown of the American guards' command structure.
U.S. forces battle cleric's militia in several Iraqi cities - 5/21/04 1:13 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- American planes and tanks battered militia positions early Friday near two shrines in the holy city of Karbala, killing 18 fighters loyal to a rebel cleric, the U.S. military said. Near Baghdad, 450 Iraqis were released from the Abu Ghraib jail at the center of the prisoner abuse scan ...
House panel erupts into bickering over Iraq - 5/21/04 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee hearing on Iraq erupted in partisan bickering Friday, leaving top Pentagon generals sitting silently as Democrats and Republicans argued about the handling of the prison abuse scandal and other issues.
U.S. military releases some prisoners from Abu Ghraib - 5/21/04 12:31 PM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military on Friday released 454 Iraqi prisoners from the Abu Ghraib jail, center of a scandal involving abuse of detainees by American soldiers. Some of those who were freed told stories of beatings and psychological abuse.
New photos, testimony detail more prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison - 5/21/04 11:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were ridden like animals, fondled by female soldiers, forced to curse their religion and required to retrieve their food from toilets, according to a published report Friday.
U.S, military: four detained in Berg case, two later released - 5/21/04 11:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Coalition forces detained four suspects in the Nicholas Berg killing, and two were later released, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.
Explosions heard in Baghdad - 5/21/04 10:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two explosions were heard in central Baghdad on Friday. Clouds of smoke rose from the site of the blasts.
Iraqi security official says four arrested in Berg killing - 5/21/04 9:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Four people have been detained in the killing of American Nicholas Berg, whose decapitation was captured on videotape, an Iraqi security official and a U.S. military official said Friday. The Iraqi official said the group that killed Berg was led by a relative of Saddam Hussein.
Spanish radio reporter held by insurgents for four hours, freed unharmed - 5/21/04 9:41 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents in Najaf freed a Spanish radio reporter after holding him captive for four hours, the correspondent's station said.
Iraqi security official says four arrested in Berg killing - 5/21/04 8:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police have arrested four people in the killing of American Nicholas Berg, an Iraqi security official said Friday.
Bush works to ease Republican fears over troubled Iraq campaign - 5/21/04 8:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after President Bush sought to quell Republican fears over the beleaguered Iraq campaign, Pentagon leaders are delivering a progress report to lawmakers.
U.S. forces battle cleric's militia in several Iraqi cities - 5/21/04 7:44 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- American AC-130 gunships and tanks pounded militia positions early Friday near two shrines in the center of the holy city of Karbala, and the U.S. military said it killed 18 fighters loyal to a rebel cleric. Hospital officials said the dead included two Iranian pilgrims.
Spanish radio reporter captured in Iraq - 5/21/04 7:22 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents captured a Spanish National Radio reporter in Najaf on Friday, the station said.
Heavy fighting overnight in Iraqi city of Karbala - 5/21/04 5:42 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- American AC-130 gunships and tanks pounded militia positions early Friday near two shrines in the center of the holy city of Karbala, and the U.S. military said it killed 18 fighters loyal to a rebel cleric.
Cleric's aide detained in northern Iraqi city - 5/21/04 4:59 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- American troops detained a representative of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the northern city of Kirkuk, an Iraqi commander said Friday.
Witnesses of Iraqi attack tell AP that U.S. warplanes attack came after wedding celebration - 5/21/04 4:52 AM
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- Revelers at the wedding party said they began worrying when they heard aircraft overhead at about 9 p.m. With jets still overhead two hours later, they told the band to stop playing and everyone went to bed.
U.S. military releases some prisoners from Abu Ghraib - 5/21/04 4:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military on Friday released a group of prisoners from the Abu Ghraib jail, center of a scandal involving abuse of detainees by American soldiers.
Heavy fighting in Iraqi city of Karbala - 5/21/04 2:39 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- American tanks and AC-130 gunships pounded insurgent positions near two shrines in the center of the holy city of Karbala early Friday, and the U.S. military said it killed 18 fighters loyal to rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
How will Iraqi officials be chosen? - 5/21/04 2:20 AM
Bush administration officials gave somewhat conflicting accounts Thursday of what they expect to happen in the few weeks remaining before the June 30 handover of political power to an Iraqi interim government
Iraqis see U.S. military's ignorance of local customs, traditions at the heart of occupation woes - 5/21/04 1:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqis extol what they see as their ancient Arab traditions, projecting the image of a society living by a code of honor steeped in Islamic tenets and tribal customs: the sanctity of homes, being protective of women, male domination, swift justice and deep suspicion of outsiders.
Marine general says Iraqi force off to 'healthy' start as brigade collects insurgent weapons - 5/21/04 1:38 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces patrolling Fallujah are off to a good start, but have yet to show they fully control the city that saw bitter fighting last month between U.S. forces and insurgents, the senior Marine officer in Iraq said.
U.S. Marine killed in vehicle accident in Iraq - 5/21/04 12:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Marine died in a vehicle accident while conducting "security and stability operations" in western Iraq, the military said Friday.

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