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Wednesday  June 30, 2004

Military launches another strike at suspected hideout of terror leader - 6/30/04 9:27 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military launched another airstrike early Thursday against a suspected hideout of terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah. It was the fourth attack in a month against insurgency targets in the city.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 6/30/04 8:32 PM
As of Wednesday, June 30, 853 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 632 died as a result of hostile action and 221 died of non-hostile causes.
Military launches another strike at suspected hideout of terror leader - 6/30/04 8:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military launched another airstrike early Thursday against a suspected hideout of terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Fallujah. It was the fourth attack this month against insurgency targets in the city.
Soldier says he shot Iraqi civilian to defend fellow soldier - 6/30/04 8:00 PM
HONOLULU (AP) -- A soldier charged with murdering an Iraqi civilian said he shot in defense of another soldier and he was not aware that the man was handcuffed and unarmed at the time.
Legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 others transferred to the Iraqis - 6/30/04 7:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein, looking thinner after nearly seven months as a U.S. captive, was transferred to Iraqi custody Wednesday, reducing him to a criminal defendant in the land he once ruled and launching the painful process of holding him and his henchmen accountable for their brutal regime ...
Insurgents fire mortars at military base near Baghdad, wound U.S. troops - 6/30/04 6:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired mortar rounds at a U.S. base on the outskirts of Baghdad's airport Wednesday, wounding 11 soldiers and starting a fire that burned for over an hour.
Iraqi flag hoisted in Washington to launch new era in relations - 6/30/04 6:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a show of independence even from American liberators, two Iraqi diplomats raised the country's traditional Arab red, white and black flag Wednesday over their reopened embassy -- rather than a new flag that the U.S. occupying authority had chosen.
Weapons hunt gets new operations chief - 6/30/04 5:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military officer running the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has been replaced in what officials described as a routine rotation.
First call-up notices to Individual Ready Reserves are due Tuesday - 6/30/04 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It could be a long weekend for thousands of former soldiers.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 6/30/04 5:39 PM
As of Wednesday, June 30, 853 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 632 died as a result of hostile action and 221 died of non-hostile causes.
Saddam's victims are eager to see his trial, but they will never be the same - 6/30/04 3:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Firas Adnan need only open his mouth to give evidence of Saddam Hussein's legacy. Just before the regime fell, the 24-year-old laborer quarreled with a Saddam loyalist, who punished him by chopping off his tongue with a box cutter.
Lawmakers angry over Iraqi premier's failure to thank Kuwait for helping topple Saddam - 6/30/04 2:53 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwaiti lawmakers are fuming that Iraq's prime minister failed to mention their country when he thanked nations for their role in toppling the dictator Saddam Hussein.
Former civilian administrator confident new Iraqi government can bring stability to country - 6/30/04 2:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With former envoy L. Paul Bremer at his side, President Bush offered a favorable progress report on Iraq Wednesday and pledged anew that America is committed to finishing the job there despite a new wave of violence.
U.S. military still believes airstrike on apparent wedding party in May was legitimate - 6/30/04 1:24 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military said Wednesday an initial investigation of an air attack near the Syrian border last month hit a legitimate military target, despite claims by Iraqi survivors and police who said it was a wedding party.
Army announces emergency call-up of 5,600 former soldiers for Iraq duty - 6/30/04 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in more than a decade, the Army is forcing thousands of former soldiers back into uniform, a reflection of the strain on the service of long campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Insurgents fire mortars at military base near Baghdad, wound U.S. troops - 6/30/04 12:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired at least 10 mortar rounds at a U.S. base on the outskirts of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, wounding 11 soldiers, two of them seriously, and starting a fire that burned for well over an hour.
U.S. military still believes airstrike on apparent wedding party in May was legitimate - 6/30/04 12:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military said Wednesday an initial investigation of an air attack near the Syrian border last month hit a legitimate military target, despite claims by Iraqi survivors and police who said it was a wedding party.
Legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 others transferred to the Iraqis - 6/30/04 12:17 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's new authorities took legal control of Saddam Hussein and 11 key deputies Wednesday, the government said, setting the stage for a trial for alleged war crimes during the deposed leader's 24 years in power.
Former civilian administrator confident new Iraqi government can bring stability to country - 6/30/04 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new government of Iraq faces daunting obstacles in restoring security and tranquility, but Prime Minister Iyad Illawi is "a tough guy" and can do the job, the former U.S. administrator said Wednesday.
Pope sends message to Iraqi interim president - 6/30/04 9:02 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II sent to a message to Iraq's interim president Wednesday, saying he was praying that the hopes of the Iraqi people for "peace, freedom and prosperity" will soon be fulfilled.
Legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 others transferred to the Iraqis - 6/30/04 8:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 others was transferred Wednesday to the Iraqis, a first step toward the ousted dictator's expected trial for crimes against humanity.
Iraqi insurgents attack U.S. base as violence continues after power transfer - 6/30/04 8:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired at least 10 mortar rounds at a U.S. base on the outskirts of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, wounding 11 soldiers, two of them seriously, and starting a fire that burned for well over an hour.
Former civilian administrator confident new Iraqi government can bring stability to country - 6/30/04 7:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new government of Iraq faces daunting obstacles in restoring security and tranquility, but Prime Minister Iyad Illawi is "a tough guy" and can do the job, the former U.S. administrator said Wednesday.
Saddam's small arms arsenal could destabilize Mideast for years, report says - 6/30/04 6:35 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The huge numbers of small arms left behind by Iraq's armed forces after the fall of Saddam Hussein could cause instability in the Middle East for years to come, according to a study published Wednesday.
Iraqis gain legal custody of Saddam, trial won't be for months - 6/30/04 5:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United States turned Saddam Hussein and 11 of his deputies over to Iraqi legal custody on Wednesday, an official said, the first step toward trying the former dictator on charges expected to include the massacre of Kurds in 1988 and the invasion of Kuwait two years later.
Insurgents attack U.S. logistics base near Baghdad International Airport - 6/30/04 3:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired at least 10 mortar rounds at a U.S. base on the outskirts of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, wounding 11 soldiers, two of them seriously, and starting a fire that burned for well over an hour.
Saddam's first court appearance Thursday but trial not expected for months - 6/30/04 3:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi prosecutors who will bring charges against Saddam Hussein on Thursday face a huge challenge: satisfying Iraq's need for justice without spawning new upheaval or further dividing his supporters and detractors.
Strains from Iraq and Afghanistan prompt Army to dip deeper into reserve pool - 6/30/04 2:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in more than a decade, the Army is forcing thousands of former soldiers back into uniform, a reflection of the strain on the service of long campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Threats to behead Muslim captives in Iraq unleashes debate on Islamic Web sites - 6/30/04 1:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Debate raged on Islamic Web sites about the propriety of killing fellow Muslims who work for coalition forces in Iraq, after militants released three Turkish hostages they had threatened to behead.
Three Turkish hostages reported freed by militants in Iraq - 6/30/04 12:12 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Insurgents in Iraq freed three Turkish hostages Tuesday, Turkey's foreign minister said, and two other Turkish captives reportedly told their families they would soon be released.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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