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Wednesday  June 16, 2004

Insurgents strike at heart of Iraq's oil industry; rocket attack kills three U.S. soldiers - 6/16/04 11:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents struck at the heart of Iraq's economic livelihood Wednesday, blasting a major pipeline to halt vital oil exports and killing the top security chief for the northern oilfields.
Several large explosions heard in Baghdad - 6/16/04 9:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Several large explosions rocked Baghdad on Thursday.
U.N. election chief: Preparations for Iraq elections are on track but security must improve before vote - 6/16/04 7:49 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Preparations for Iraq's national elections are "fully on track" but security must improve greatly before next year's vote, the U.N. elections chief said Wednesday.
Insurgents strike at heart of Iraq's oil industry; rocket attack kills three U.S. soldiers - 6/16/04 6:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents struck at the heart of Iraq's economic livelihood Wednesday, blasting a major pipeline to halt vital oil exports and killing the top security chief for the northern oilfields.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 6/16/04 6:45 PM
As of Wednesday, June 16, 828 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 609 died as a result of hostile action and 219 died of non-hostile causes.
Iraqis flexing their political muscles over issues ranging from security to Saddam's palace - 6/16/04 6:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With two weeks to go until full sovereignty, Iraqis already are running more than half the government's ministries, making key decisions, setting policy and managing their own budgets without direction from the U.S.-led coalition.
Senate reaffirms U.S. stand against prisoner torture - 6/16/04 6:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting new doubts raised by government memos, the Senate voted Wednesday to make clear that the United States will not use torture against detainees.
Senate reaffirms U.S. stand against prisoner torture - 6/16/04 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting new doubts raised by government memos, the Senate voted Wednesday to reaffirm that the United States will not use torture against detainees.
Insurgents strike at heart of Iraq's oil industry; rocket attack kills two U.S. soldiers - 6/16/04 5:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents struck at the heart of Iraq's economic livelihood Wednesday, blasting a major pipeline to halt vital oil exports and killing the top security chief for the northern oilfields.
Soldier says commander influenced mental evaluation of whistle-blower - 6/16/04 5:05 PM
A National Guard commander told a mental health counselor to change an evaluation to show that a serviceman who accused fellow soldiers of abusing Iraqi prisoners was mentally unfit, another soldier says.
Insurgents strike at heart of Iraq's oil industry; rocket attack kills two U.S. soldiers - 6/16/04 3:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents struck at the heart of Iraq's economic livelihood Wednesday, blasting a major pipeline to halt vital oil exports and killing the top security chief for the northern oilfields.
U.S. Army officer to be charged with murder in death of Iraqi civilian - 6/16/04 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army has decided to charge a 1st Armored Division officer with murder in the May 21 death of an Iraqi civilian who was wounded during a high-speed chase, then shot again at close range, an Army official said Wednesday.
Radical cleric calls on his fighters to leave Najaf and Kufa - 6/16/04 2:58 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The radical Shiite cleric whose uprising left hundreds dead ordered members of his militia Wednesday to leave the holy cities of Nafaj and Kufa -- a key part of an agreement to end fighting with American forces.
Lebanese hostage released by Iraqi kidnappers - 6/16/04 2:44 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Iraqi kidnappers released a Lebanese hostage Wednesday, a month after he was taken hostage in Baghdad and two days after he appeared on a video tape pleading for government intervention.
Rocket attack on U.S. base kills three U.S. soldiers, wounds 25 - 6/16/04 2:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A rocket slammed into a U.S. logistics base near the city of Balad on Wednesday afternoon, killing three U.S. soldiers and wounding 25 people including a pair of civilians, the military said.
Occupation authority bidding Iraq a bittersweet farewell - 6/16/04 2:27 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- For most of the 600 members of the Coalition Provisional Authority, it is time to go home.
Raucous bar scene emerges in Baghdad's green zone - 6/16/04 2:27 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The job of occupying Iraq means hardship and long hours -- and sometimes a game of Risk over a hookah and a few beers.
Workers' comp claims from Americans working in Iraq could cost government millions - 6/16/04 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The mounting deaths and injuries to civilian contractors in Iraq could cost the federal government millions of dollars for hundreds of workers' compensation claims.
After years of tending Sweden's embassy in Iraq, caretaker honored - 6/16/04 1:27 PM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- After more than a decade of living in Sweden's vacant embassy in Baghdad, an Iraqi caretaker who protected the building from looters was honored Wednesday with the Nordic country's highest civilian honor for foreigners.
U.S. poll of Iraqis finds widespread anger at prison abuse, worries about safety - 6/16/04 1:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is fond of telling Americans they have liberated Iraq and that the country's future generations will be thankful. The current generation, however, overwhelmingly views U.S. forces as occupiers and wishes they would just leave, according to a poll commissioned by the admini ...
New attack on oil pipeline in Iraq, top oil security official slain - 6/16/04 1:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs blasted a key southern pipeline for the second time in as many days Wednesday, shutting down Iraq's oil exports, and gunmen killed a security chief for the state-run Northern Oil Co.
Rocket attack on U.S. base kills two U.S. soldiers, wounds 26 - 6/16/04 12:39 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A rocket slammed into a U.S. logistics base Wednesday near the city of Balad, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding 26 people, the military said.
Rocket attack on U.S. base kills two U.S. soldiers, wounds 21 - 6/16/04 12:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A rocket slammed into a U.S. logistics base Wednesday near the city of Balad, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding 21 people, the military said.
Oil prices shrug off outage in Iraq's crude exports; OPEC likely to pump more crude - 6/16/04 9:51 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Oil markets shrugged off a sabotage attack Wednesday that forced a suspension of Iraq's oil exports from the Gulf, as OPEC indicated that its members would step in to make up for any shortfall in Iraqi crude.
U.S. deputy secretary of defense discusses security with Iraqi leaders - 6/16/04 9:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz discussed Iraq's security, economy and political progress Wednesday in talks with interim government leaders preparing for the handover of power on June 30, the American-led coalition announced.
U.S. deputy secretary of state discusses security with Iraqi leaders - 6/16/04 8:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz discussed Iraq's security, economy and political progress Wednesday in talks with interim government leaders preparing for the handover of power on June 30, the American-led coalition announced.
Explosion heard near US position in Sunni area of northern Baghdad - 6/16/04 6:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion was heard Wednesday in a Sunni Muslim neighborhood of northern Baghdad and smoke was seen rising from a palaces used by the U.S. military there, witnesses said.
Attack on oil pipelines cuts Iraq's oil exports; convoy attacked in Baghdad - 6/16/04 6:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs blasted a key pipeline Wednesday for the second time in as many days, halting all oil exports from Iraq, officials said. Gunmen killed the top security official of the state-run Northern Oil company as insurgents stepped up attacks on Iraq's infrastructure.
Radical Shiite cleric orders some members to leave Najaf and Kufa - 6/16/04 4:44 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A radical Shiite cleric on Wednesday ordered members of his militia to leave the holy cities of Nafaj and Kufa unless they live there, fulfilling a key aspect of an agreement meant to end fighting between his forces and U.S. troops.
Iraqi tribunal wants to have charges ready against Saddam before handover of sovereignty - 6/16/04 4:13 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi authorities hope to file criminal charges against Saddam Hussein and other top figures in his former regime before the transfer of sovereignty to the new Iraqi government at the end of this month, a senior official said.
New attack on oil pipeline in Iraq, top oil security official slain - 6/16/04 4:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs attacked two key southern oil pipelines for a second day Wednesday, cutting off all crude oil exports from the Gulf, officials said. In the north, gunmen ambushed and killed a top security official for the state-run Northern Oil company.
Saboteurs attack Iraqi oil pipeline again, cutting exports from southern Iraq - 6/16/04 3:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs attacked Iraq's embattled oil pipelines for a second day Wednesday, cutting off all crude oil exports from the southern city of Basra, officials said.
Official in state-run oil company killed in northern city of Kirkuk - 6/16/04 3:21 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen ambushed and killed the top security official for the state-run Northern Oil company Wednesday, the latest of a string of assassinations on Iraq's leaders, Iraqi security forces said.
Iraqis flexing their political muscles over issues ranging from security to Saddam's palace - 6/16/04 2:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Even before the return of sovereignty, Iraq's new leaders are beginning to assert their independence, taking public stands different from their American backers on issues like security and control over key property.
U.S. poll of Iraqis finds widespread anger at prison abuse, worries about safety - 6/16/04 1:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is fond of telling Americans they have liberated Iraq and that the country's future generations will be thankful. The current generation, however, overwhelmingly views U.S. forces as occupiers and wishes they would just leave, according to a poll commissioned by the admini ...
Official in state-run oil company killed in northern city of Kirkuk - 6/16/04 1:29 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers ambushed the top security official for the state-run Northern Oil company on Wednesday, the latest of a string of assassinations on Iraqi leaders in as many days, security forces said.
Attack on oil pipelines cuts Iraq's oil exports; convoy attacked in Baghdad - 6/16/04 12:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents stepped up their campaign against Iraq's infrastructure Tuesday, blasting two oil pipelines and cutting the country's oil exports. Gunmen also attacked a convoy of civilian contractors, killing two and wounding three.

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