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Friday  June 4, 2004

U.S. military announced investigation into shooting in Kufa area - 6/4/04 9:13 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation onto a fatal shooting of two Iraqi civilians in the Kufa area, the U.S. command announced Friday.
U.N. human rights agency credits coalition with ending Saddam's atrocities but notes prisoner abuse scandal - 6/4/04 8:26 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. human rights watchdog credited the U.S.-led coalition Friday with ending years of systematic violations by Saddam Hussein's regime, but warned that some cases of prisoner abuse might be considered war crimes.
Iraqi prime minister makes his first national address, says U.S.-led forces needed for security - 6/4/04 7:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister made his first address to the nation Friday, saying a rapid U.S. withdrawal from the country would be a "major disaster" because Iraqis are not ready to handle their own security.
1st Armored Division probes possible fatal shooting by soldier of wounded Iraqi - 6/4/04 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army investigators are looking into the actions of a U.S. soldier in a shootout in the Iraqi city of Kufa last month that might have violated rules governing the use of deadly force, the military said Friday.
U.S. troops and Shiite militants agree to withdraw from holy cities, Iraqi official says - 6/4/04 6:35 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military and Shiite militia loyal to a radical cleric agreed Friday to withdraw from areas around holy shrines south of Baghdad and turn over security to Iraqi police in a bid to end two months of fighting as the U.S.-led occupation draws to a close, an Iraqi official said.
U.S., Britain revise Iraq resolution to give new interim government authority to order multinational force to leave - 6/4/04 6:13 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and Britain revised their plan Friday for Iraq's interim government that will take power on June 30, giving it authority to order the U.S.-led multinational force to leave the country at any time.
Bush administration hopes new U.N. resolution will draw NATO into security duty in Iraq - 6/4/04 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is hoping a new U.N. resolution will induce the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to join security operations in Iraq.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 6/4/04 5:14 PM
As of Friday, June 4, 813 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 596 died as a result of hostile action and 217 died of non-hostile causes.
U.N. credits coalition with ending Saddam's atrocities but notes prisoner abuse scandal - 6/4/04 5:02 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. human rights watchdog credited the U.S.-led coalition Friday with ending years of systematic violations by Saddam Hussein's regime but cited concerns about prisoner abuse by coalition forces and called for a special human rights monitor.
Appeals court panel throws out $959 million judgment for U.S. POWs alleging torture - 6/4/04 4:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An appeals court panel threw out a $959 million judgment Friday for U.S. prisoners of war who say they were tortured by the Iraqi military during the 1991 Gulf War, ruling Congress never authorized such lawsuits against foreign governments.
Iraqi children struggle to survive in hospital short of supplies, medicine - 6/4/04 4:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three-month-old Ali twists his emaciated body and cries -- but barely a sound comes out of his mouth. He's so sick from diarrhea and dehydration that his mother fears he won't make it. Doctors aren't sure either.
U.S. troops, Shiite militants to withdraw from holy cities - 6/4/04 3:52 PM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- American and Shiite militia forces agreed to withdraw from the holy cities of Najaf and Kufa and turn over security to Iraqi police, the governor of Najaf province said Friday.
U.S., Britain revise resolution to give Iraqi interim government authority to order foreign troops out - 6/4/04 3:03 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and Britain revised their Security Council resolution on transferring sovereignty to Iraq on Friday, giving the country's new interim government authority to order the U.S.-led multinational force to leave at any time.
Five U.S. soldiers killed, five wounded in Baghdad attack, Army says - 6/4/04 1:39 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Five U.S. soldiers were killed and five wounded on Friday when their vehicles were attacked in east Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
New prime minister makes his first national address, says U.S.-led forces needed for security - 6/4/04 12:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister made his first address to the nation Friday, saying security was his top priority, calling for an end to guerrilla attacks and telling Iraqis that the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops now would be a "major disaster."
U.S. troops and Shiite militants to withdraw from holy cities - 6/4/04 12:01 PM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military and a radical cleric's militia agreed Friday to withdraw from the holy cities of Kufa and Najaf and turn over security to Iraqi police to end a bloody two-month standoff, the region's governor said.
Army intelligence officer seen in Iraq abuse photos says he was just watching punishment - 6/4/04 11:36 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Army intelligence soldier who appears in photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse disputed claims from some accused soldiers that intelligence soldiers had ordered them to "soften up" the detainees.
New prime minister says U.S.-led forces needed to guarantee Iraq's security - 6/4/04 11:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister defended the continued presence of U.S.-led troops in the country, telling Iraqis in his first nationally televised address Friday that the forces' withdrawal would be a "major disaster."
New prime minister says U.S.-led forces sovereignty would guarantee Iraq's security - 6/4/04 11:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister defended the presence of U.S. troops even after the June 30 handover of sovereignty, telling Iraqis in his first nationally televised address Friday that the forces' withdrawal would be a "major disaster."
Iraqi police detain an associate of al-Zarqawi - 6/4/04 10:55 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police detained an alleged associate of al-Qaida suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man believed to have decapitated American Nicholas Berg in a videotape, the U.S. command said Friday.
New prime minister says multinational force after sovereignty would guarantee Iraq's security - 6/4/04 10:35 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister told the nation Friday that the presence of American and other foreign troops would guarantee Iraqi security after the nation regains its sovereignty on June 30.
Iraq says it needs multinational force but wants U.N. resolution to ensure more Iraqi control - 6/4/04 10:35 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister said U.S.-led forces are keeping his country from falling into chaos and must stay, but he joined key Security Council nations in insisting that a U.N. resolution ensure greater Iraqi control over its own security.
U.S. troops battle Shiite militants in Baghdad - 6/4/04 9:44 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- American and Shiite militia forces agreed to withdraw from the holy cities of Najaf and Kufa and turn over security to Iraqi police, the governor of Najaf province said Friday.
Najaf governor says U.S. troops, Shiite militiamen to withdraw from Najaf, Kufa - 6/4/04 8:35 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- American and Shiite militia forces will withdraw from the holy cities of Najaf and Kufa on Friday and turn over security there to the Iraqi police, the governor of Najaf province said.
U.N. report credits coalition with ending Saddam's atrocities but notes Iraq prisoner abuse - 6/4/04 8:33 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- A United Nations human rights report credited the U.S.-led coalition Friday with ending years of systematic violations by Saddam Hussein's regime but also cited concerns about prisoner abuse by coalition forces.
U.N. report credits coalition with ending Saddam's atrocities but notes Iraq prisoner abuse - 6/4/04 7:56 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- A United Nations human rights report credited the U.S.-led coalition Friday with ending years of systematic violations by Saddam Hussein's regime but also cited concerns about prisoner abuse by coalition forces.
U.S. troops battle Shiite militants in Baghdad - 6/4/04 6:25 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite insurgents fired mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades at a police station housing U.S. troops, touching off firefights early Friday in a Baghdad neighborhood that is a stronghold of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
In first step to preparing elections, U.N. team picks Iraqi electoral commission - 6/4/04 6:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.N. advisory team has selected an eight-member independent electoral commission and adopted voting rules in the first major step toward national elections due by Jan. 31, a U.N. official said Friday.
Iraq transfer will include control of prisons, could lead to Saddam's handover, British diplomat says - 6/4/04 3:06 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The transfer of sovereignty to Iraq's interim government on June 30 will include control of prisons and could lead to the handover of Saddam Hussein for trial by Iraqis, Britain's U.N. ambassador said.
Iraq says it needs multinational force to stay but wants U.N. resolution to ensure more Iraqi control - 6/4/04 1:23 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister said U.S.-led forces are keeping his country from falling into chaos and must stay, but he joined key Security Council nations in insisting that a U.N. resolution ensure greater Iraqi control over its own security.
Russia raises unfinished business in Iraq debate _ what about the search for weapons? - 6/4/04 1:23 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia raised a piece of unfinished business during the Security Council debate on the restoration of Iraq's sovereignty -- what about the search for weapons of mass destruction?
One-time Pentagon favorite, Chalabi takes on different role after fallout with Americans - 6/4/04 12:01 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Shunned by his former American backers, Ahmad Chalabi is reinventing himself, bowing out of high-power bargaining over a new Iraqi government to attempt to play the role of peacemaker in this holy Shiite city.

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