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Tuesday  May 25, 2004

U.S. soldiers face possible discipline for forcing Iraqis to jump from bridge - 5/25/04 11:29 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Several U.S. soldiers face possible discipline for forcing two Iraqi detainees to jump off a bridge into the Tigris River earlier this year, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
U.S. soldiers to be reprimanded for forcing Iraqis to jump from bridge - 5/25/04 9:53 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Four U.S. soldiers will be reprimanded for forcing two Iraqi detainees to jump off a bridge into the Tigris River earlier this year, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
U.S. forces fight cleric's supporters in Najaf, shrine damaged; suicide bomber wounds five Iraqis - 5/25/04 8:58 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's most sacred Shiite shrine was slightly damaged and at least 13 Iraqis were killed in fighting Tuesday between American forces and militiamen loyal to a radical cleric. The U.S. military charged that gunfire by Shiite militants damaged the holy site.
U.S. draft resolution brings little sign of new troop contributions to Iraq - 5/25/04 8:47 PM
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. moves at the United Nations brought little if any sign Tuesday that countries will offer more troops to help ease the burden on American forces in Iraq, though Pakistan was considering the U.S. request.
Annan expresses hope Brahimi will meet May 31 target to help form Iraqi interim government - 5/25/04 8:37 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed hope Tuesday that U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will meet his May 31 target for helping Iraq form an interim government, a key piece in the U.S.-British plan to transfer sovereignty next month.
Fast resembling an Islamic mini-state, Fallujah may be glimpse of Iraq' future - 5/25/04 7:59 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- With U.S. Marines gone and central government authority virtually nonexistent, Fallujah resembles an Islamic mini-state -- anyone caught selling alcohol is flogged and paraded in the city. Men are encouraged to grow beards and barbers are warned against giving "Western" hair cuts.
U.S. and Britain at odds about Iraq's control over American military operations - 5/25/04 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Britain appeared at odds Tuesday over how much control Iraq's caretaker government will have over American-led military operations after the handover of political authority on June 30.
Testing confirms nerve agent sarin in Baghdad roadside bomb - 5/25/04 6:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Comprehensive testing has confirmed the presence of the chemical weapon sarin in the remains of a roadside bomb discovered this month in Baghdad, government officials said Tuesday.
US and Britain at odds about Iraq's control over American military operations - 5/25/04 6:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Britain appeared at odds Tuesday over how much control Iraq's caretaker government will have over American-led military operations after the handover of political authority on June 30.
Army, strapped for manpower, may tap training units for combat duty in Iraq - 5/25/04 5:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sign of the Iraq war's strain on the U.S. military, the Army is planning to send into combat thousands of soldiers whose normal job is to play the role of the "enemy" at training ranges in California and Louisiana, defense officials said Tuesday.
Gen. Franks gets honorary knighthood for work in Afghanistan and Iraq - 5/25/04 5:39 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who oversaw military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, received an honorary knighthood Tuesday in recognition of his "inspirational leadership."
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/25/04 5:23 PM
As of Tuesday, May 25, 796 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 581 died as a result of hostile action and 215 died of non-hostile causes.
Testing confirms sarin gas in Baghdad roadside bomb - 5/25/04 4:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Comprehensive testing has confirmed the presence of the chemical weapon sarin in the remains of a roadside bomb discovered this month in Baghdad, a defense official said Tuesday.
Officials say Iraqi reconstruction moving ahead despite insecurity - 5/25/04 4:38 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Oil production and electricity supplies are up in Iraq, there are more telephone lines and schools have been renovated, but Iraqi reconstruction is still hobbled by a lack of security, officials said Tuesday at a conference of international donors.
Fast resembling an Islamic mini-state, Fallujah may be glimpse of Iraq' future - 5/25/04 4:25 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- With U.S. Marines gone and central government authority virtually nonexistent, Fallujah resembles an Islamic mini-state -- anyone caught selling alcohol is flogged and paraded in the city. Men are encouraged to grow beards and barbers are warned against giving "Western" hair cuts.
Four Army soldiers will be reprimanded for mistreating Iraqi prisoners last year - 5/25/04 4:16 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Four U.S. soldiers will be reprimanded for forcing Iraqi prisoners to jump into the Tigris River last year, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
U.S. forces fight cleric's supporters in Najaf, shrine damaged; suicide bomber wounds five Iraqis - 5/25/04 3:58 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's most sacred Shiite shrine was slightly damaged for a second time and at least 13 Iraqis were killed in fighting Tuesday between American forces and militiamen loyal to a radical cleric. The U.S. military denied accusations by the cleric's supporters that coalition forces shelled ...
U.S. draft resolution brings little sign of new troop contributions to Iraq - 5/25/04 3:10 PM
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. moves at the United Nations brought little if any sign Tuesday that countries will offer more troops to help ease the burden on American forces in Iraq, though Pakistan was considering the U.S. request.
Blair: New Iraqi government should have veto power over coalition military operations - 5/25/04 3:09 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The new Iraqi government should have the power to veto major military operations proposed by coalition troops when it assumes sovereignty on June 30, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday.
Army, strapped for manpower, may tap training units for combat duty in Iraq - 5/25/04 3:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sign of the Iraq war's strain on the U.S. military, the Army is planning to send into combat thousands of soldiers whose normal job is to play the role of the "enemy" at training ranges in California and Louisiana, defense officials said Tuesday.
One U.S. soldier injured in blast in Baghdad - 5/25/04 3:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired rockets from an apartment building toward a police station and hotel in central Baghdad on Tuesday, triggering thunderous explosions and wounding one U.S. soldier.
Four Army soldiers reprimanded for mistreating Iraqi prisoners last year - 5/25/04 2:32 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Four U.S. soldiers have been reprimanded for forcing Iraqi prisoners to jump into the Tigris River last year, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
Latest U.S. moves on Iraq win mixed reviews from other countries - 5/25/04 2:26 PM
PARIS (AP) -- The United States and Britain on Tuesday won praise for their blueprint for post-occupation Iraq -- but few if any new troop contribution offers to help ease the burden on the U.S.-led international force.
Bush meets Iraqis whose hands were cut off on Saddam Hussein's orders - 5/25/04 1:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven Iraqi men whose hands were ordered cut off by Saddam Hussein met with President Bush at the White House on Tuesday, along with a Houston doctor who helped fit them with prosthetics.
Bush lays out plan for a new Iraq, but warns of difficulties ahead - 5/25/04 1:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush sought on Tuesday to rally international support for the transfer of power in Iraq, saying that even European leaders who opposed the war now "share the same goal" of a budding democracy.
Shiite shrine damaged in Najaf fighting; suicide bomber wounds five Iraqis - 5/25/04 12:32 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- One of the most sacred shrines of Shia Islam suffered minor damage during clashes Tuesday between U.S. forces and militiamen that killed at least 13 Iraqis, some of them civilians.
U.S.-British blueprint for Iraq sets stage for intense talks with war's critics - 5/25/04 12:24 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Security Council nations gave a generally positive response to the U.S.-British blueprint for a post-occupation Iraqi government but several demanded greater Iraqi control over security and the U.S.-led multinational force that will try to restore stability.
Latest U.S. moves on Iraq win mixed reviews from other countries - 5/25/04 11:21 AM
PARIS (AP) -- France said the U.S. blueprint on post-occupation Iraq "needs improvements," but the plan was praised as a good start Tuesday by Germany and China, two longtime critics of the U.S. war in Iraq.
Bush lays out plan for a new Iraq, but warns of difficulties ahead - 5/25/04 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush sought on Tuesday to rally international support for the transfer of power in Iraq, saying that even European leaders who opposed the war now "share the same goal" of a budding democracy.
Top military officer in Iraq being reassigned, officials say - 5/25/04 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military officer in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, will be replaced as part of a command restructuring that has been in the works for several months, administration officials said Tuesday. The Pentagon also suspended Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski from her command.
U.S. forces fight cleric's supporters in Najaf; shrine damaged; suicide bomber wounds five Iraqis - 5/25/04 10:44 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- One of the most sacred shrines of Shia Islam suffered minor damage during clashes Tuesday between U.S. forces and militiamen that killed at least 13 Iraqis, some of them civilians. It was unclear who was responsible for the shrine damage.
Governing Council president says U.N. draft resolution on Iraq falls short of expectations - 5/25/04 9:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S.-appointed leaders expressed disappointment Tuesday with the American blueprint for post-occupation Iraq, saying they must have greater control over their country's own security forces.
Large explosions rock central Baghdad; at least one American soldier wounded - 5/25/04 9:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired rockets from an apartment house Tuesday toward a police station and other buildings in central Baghdad, triggering huge explosions and wounding at least one American soldier, witnesses and officials said.
U.S. forces fight cleric's supporters in Najaf; shrine damaged - 5/25/04 8:56 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- One of the most sacred shrines of Shia Islam suffered minor damage during clashes Tuesday between U.S. forces and radical Shiite militiamen that killed at least 13 Iraqis, some of them civilians. It was unclear who was responsible for the shrine damage.
Large explosions rock central Baghdad - 5/25/04 8:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Thunderous explosions rocked central Baghdad on Tuesday, but the cause was unknown.
General who led Abu Ghraib prison guard unit has been suspended - 5/25/04 8:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army general accused by military investigators of providing too little supervision for an Iraqi prison where abuse of inmates took place has been suspended from her command, officials say.
Powell says U.S. military forces needed to help new Iraqi government secure war-torn land - 5/25/04 8:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday it is critical that the world see the transfer of sovereignty back to the Iraqi people as genuine, even if U.S. forces have to remain for now to protect the fledgling democracy.
U.S.-British blueprint for Iraq sets stage for intense talks with war's critics - 5/25/04 8:07 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Security Council nations gave a generally positive response to the U.S.-British blueprint for a post-occupation Iraqi government but several demanded greater Iraqi control over security and the U.S.-led multinational force that will try to restore stability.
Bush lays out plan for a new Iraq, but warns of difficulties ahead - 5/25/04 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is urging Americans and Iraqis alike to follow what he envisions is a path toward a stable, peaceful Iraq. But events out of his control could frustrate his five-step plan in coming weeks, and he acknowledges "difficult days ahead."
Governing Council president says U.N. draft resolution on Iraq falls short of expectations - 5/25/04 7:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The president of the Iraqi Governing Council said Tuesday that a U.S.-British blueprint for a post-occupation Iraq submitted to the U.N. Security Council falls short of Iraqi expectation.
France proposes talks by all parties in Iraq ahead of U.N. resolution, and asks to be heard - 5/25/04 7:02 AM
PARIS (AP) -- The U.S.-British draft resolution on post-occupation Iraq "needs improvement," the French foreign minister said Tuesday, adding France hopes to have a say in new talks over Iraqi sovereignty.
President Bush's decision to demolish Abu Ghraib prison draws little applause in Iraq - 5/25/04 6:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- President Bush's announcement that he would demolish the notorious Abu Ghraib prison drew few applause Tuesday in Baghdad, and one senior Iraqi official said Iraqis themselves should decide what to do about the jail at the center of the prisoner abuse scandal.
Australia, Japan, China welcome latest U.S. moves on Iraq - 5/25/04 5:35 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Strong U.S. allies Australia and Japan praised Washington's latest moves on Iraq, with Canberra welcoming President Bush's pledge to stay in the country until it is democratic and Tokyo commending moves to seek a U.N. mandate for international troops there.
Clashes between US and Shiite militiamen intensifying in Najaf - 5/25/04 4:21 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Parts of one of the most sacred shrines of Shia Islam suffered damage during clashes Tuesday between U.S. forces and radical Shiite militiamen.
Fighting against cleric's supporters rages in Najaf; car bomb blast near Baghdad hotel wounds five - 5/25/04 4:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb blast Tuesday near a Baghdad hotel wounded at least five Iraqis, while battles between U.S. forces and fighters loyal to a radical Shiite cleric left at least nine Iraqis dead in Najaf and neighboring Kufa, hospital officials said.
Australia, Japan welcome latest U.S. moves on Iraq - 5/25/04 3:11 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Strong U.S. allies Australia and Japan praised Washington's latest moves on Iraq, with Canberra welcoming President Bush's pledge to stay in the country until it is democratic and Tokyo commending moves to seek a U.N. mandate for international troops there.
Blast near hotel in Baghdad wounds five Iraqis - 5/25/04 2:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An apparent car bomb exploded Tuesday near a hotel in central Baghdad, and a U.S. military officer said five Iraqis were injured, one critically. Iraqi police said they thought the target may have been the Australian Embassy nearby.
Text of U.N. draft resolution on Iraq proposed by United States and Britain - 5/25/04 2:26 AM
The United States and Britain circulated the following draft U.N. resolution on Iraq to Security Council members. The date in section 5(a)(i) is incomplete, as in the distributed text.
Japan welcomes new draft resolution on Iraq; media call Bush's speech damage control - 5/25/04 2:13 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Strong U.S. ally Tokyo on Tuesday backed the latest plans to return sovereignty to the Iraqis, but Japanese and South Korean media panned President Bush's speech on post-occupation Iraq as a damage-control ploy following the prisoner abuse scandal.
Blast near hotel in Baghdad - 5/25/04 1:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion destroyed a car near a hotel in central Baghdad on Tuesday, and there were reports of casualties. Ambulances raced to the site and U.S. soldiers sealed off the area.
Blast heard in Baghdad, cause unclear - 5/25/04 1:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion was heard in central Baghdad on Tuesday, and there were reports of casualties. Smoke rose from an area in the city's Jadiriyah district.
Bush says U.S. will persevere in Iraq, more troops may be sent, prison will be demolished - 5/25/04 12:14 AM
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- President Bush, trying to dispel rising doubts about the war, declared Monday night the United States would stay in Iraq until it was free and democratic and suggested more U.S. soldiers might have to be sent to stop enemy forces bent on destroying the new government.

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