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Wednesday  May 26, 2004

Shiite radical offers to remove fighters from Najaf after arrest of key lieutenant - 5/26/04 11:00 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed Wednesday to withdraw his militia from Najaf and hand the city back to Iraqi police, the government said, raising hopes for an end to weeks of fighting with coalition forces.
Opponents of Iraq war propose major changes to U.S. resolution on new government - 5/26/04 10:23 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Four key nations proposed major changes Wednesday to the U.S.-British draft resolution on Iraq, moves that would give the new government control over the Iraqi army and police and require the multinational force to consult on military actions except for self-defense.
Shiite radical promises to remove fighters from Najaf after arrest of key lieutenant, Iraqi official says - 5/26/04 7:47 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agreed Wednesday to withdraw his militia from Najaf and hand the city back to Iraqi police, the government said, raising hopes for an end to weeks of fighting that threatened some of Shia Islam's holiest sites.
Pentagon acknowledges incomplete prison report sent to Senate - 5/26/04 7:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Wednesday it inadvertently failed to give the Senate Armed Services Committee a full copy of the 6,000-page Army investigation into the prison abuse scandal.
Three Marines killed in action in western Iraq - 5/26/04 7:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three U.S. Marines were killed in action Wednesday west of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. military said.
Former U.S. civil leader in Iraq says transition may be coming too soon - 5/26/04 6:58 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, who headed the first occupation government in Iraq, said Wednesday the U.S transfer of authority to Iraqis next month may be happening too soon.
Government official says Shiite radical promises to remove fighters from Najaf after arrest of key lieutenant - 5/26/04 6:01 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops scored a major success against Shiite militiamen Wednesday, arresting a key lieutenant of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in clashes that Iraqi hospital and militia officials said killed 24 people and wounded nearly 50.
Iraq war opponents propose major changes to U.S. resolution on interim government - 5/26/04 6:00 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Four key nations proposed major changes Wednesday to the U.S.-British draft resolution on Iraq, moves that would give the new Iraqi government the right to decide whether the multinational force remains in the country while limiting the force's mandate to January.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/26/04 5:37 PM
As of Wednesday, May 26, 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.
Four key opponents of war propose major changes to U.S.-British resolution to give interim Iraqi government - 5/26/04 5:34 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Four key nations proposed major changes Wednesday to the U.S.-British draft resolution on Iraq, moves that would give the new Iraqi government the right to decide whether the multinational force remains in the country while limiting the force's mandate to January 2005.
Nuclear scientist jailed by Saddam takes himself out of consideration to head new Iraqi government - 5/26/04 5:18 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With only a few days left, the U.N.-led hunt for candidates to fill the 30 posts in a new interim Iraqi government heated up Wednesday, but a nuclear scientist who had been jailed by Saddam Hussein took himself out of the competition for the top job of prime minister.
Four key opponents of war propose major changes to U.S.-British draft resolution on Iraq - 5/26/04 4:52 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Four key nations proposed major changes Wednesday to the U.S.-British draft resolution on Iraq, moves that would give the new Iraqi government the right to decide whether the multinational force remains in the country while limiting the force's mandate until January 2005.
Pentagon spokesman: Precedent exists for exempting foreign fighters from prisoner protections - 5/26/04 4:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Wednesday left open the possibility that some foreign fighters captured in Iraq could be declared exempt from the Geneva Conventions' requirement for humane treatment of prisoners.
Governing Council head says Bush's plan to tear down Abu Ghraib prison is "waste of resources" - 5/26/04 4:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- President Bush's offer to demolish Abu Ghraib prison found little support among Iraqis, with the head of the Governing Council on Wednesday calling the idea "a waste of resources."
Bush's five-step plan for Iraq filled with uncertainties - 5/26/04 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's first step toward creating a democratic Iraq may be the most problematic: "Transfer full sovereignty."
U.S. deals blow to Shiite militia with capture of top lieutenant - 5/26/04 4:08 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops scored a major success against Shiite militiamen Wednesday, arresting a key lieutenant of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Clashes in the holy city killed 24 people and wounded nearly 50.
Nuclear scientist jailed by Saddam said among candidates to head new Iraqi government - 5/26/04 3:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With only a few days left, the U.N.-led hunt for candidates to fill the 30 posts in a new interim Iraqi government heated up Wednesday, and officials leaked the name of a nuclear scientist who was jailed by Saddam Hussein as a possible pick for prime minister.
Nerve agent sarin was in Baghdad roadside bomb, tests confirm - 5/26/04 2:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An artillery shell containing the deadly nerve agent sarin, found in the remains of a roadside bomb in Iraq, was made before the 1991 Gulf War, a senior military official said Wednesday.
Ukraine to enlarge its contingent in Iraq - 5/26/04 1:37 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine said Wednesday it plans to increase the size of its force in Iraq by 146 troops despite increasing alarm among Ukrainians over violence in the troubled country.
Iraqi nuclear scientist under consideration for post of prime minister - 5/26/04 1:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-- A Shiite Muslim nuclear scientist is among those being considered for Iraq's prime minister, officials said Wednesday as U.N. and U.S. envoys and Iraqi leaders pored over names to fill the 30 top spots in the next government.
U.S. troops capture key lieutenant of radical cleric in overnight clashes - 5/26/04 12:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops captured a key lieutenant of radical Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr during overnight clashes in Najaf that killed 24 people and wounded nearly 50, hospital and militia officials said.
Governing Council head says Bush's plan to tear down Abu Ghraib prison is a "waste of resources" - 5/26/04 10:55 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of Iraq's Governing Council said Wednesday that President Bush's idea of demolishing the notorious Abu Ghraib prison was a waste of resources.
U.S. troops capture key lieutenant of radical cleric in overnight clashes - 5/26/04 8:13 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops captured a key lieutenant of radical Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr during overnight clashes in Najaf that killed 24 people and wounded nearly 50, hospital and militia officials said.
Blair denies differences between Britain and U.S. over Iraq - 5/26/04 8:00 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday played down apparent differences between Britain and the United States over how much say the future Iraqi government should have on operations by coalition troops.
Former exile said to be under consideration for post of prime minister - 5/26/04 7:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-- An Iraqi scientist imprisoned for years under Saddam Hussein is among several people being considered for prime minister of a government to take power June 30, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.
Overnight clashes between US forces, militants kill nine, wound 36 - 5/26/04 5:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Pre-dawn clashes between U.S. troops and Shiite militiamen loyal to a radical cleric near Najaf killed nine people and wounded 36, hospital officials said. There were no reports of U.S. casualties.
Seven Russian workers reported ambushed near power plant, two dead - 5/26/04 5:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Masked gunmen opened fire on a convoy taking Russian technicians to work at a Baghdad power station Wednesday, killing two and wounding at least five, Iraqi and Russian officials said.
One of twin brothers serving together killed in Iraq - 5/26/04 4:05 AM
MAROA, Ill. (AP) -- The Ridlen twins seemed to always be together, at church, on the softball field, even in the recruiter's office when they enlisted with the Illinois National Guard.
Nerve agent sarin was in Baghdad roadside bomb, tests confirm - 5/26/04 3:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Laboratory tests have confirmed that the chemical weapon sarin was in the remains of a roadside bomb found in Baghdad earlier this month, government officials say.
US troops kill six insurgents in firefight, one U.S. soldier hurt - 5/26/04 2:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces killed six insurgents during fighting in Tikrit, the military said Wednesday. A 1st Infantry Division soldier was slightly wounded.
The New York Times details problems in its Iraq war coverage - 5/26/04 2:04 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times said its reporting in a number of stories leading up to the war in Iraq and the early occupation "was not as rigorous as it should have been" and relied on reports from informants whose credibility was later called into question.
Bush administration hopes new U.N. resolution will draw reluctant governments into Iraq - 5/26/04 2:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is hoping a new U.N. resolution will induce fence-sitting governments -- maybe even some Arab states -- to send peacekeeping troops to Iraq.
U.S. soldier dies, two injured in road accident near Tikrit - 5/26/04 1:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A road accident south of Tikrit killed a U.S. soldier and injured two, the military said Wednesday.

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