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Some Headlines Of Today

Monday  July 5, 2004

France and Iraq to restore ties after 13-year chill - 7/5/04 9:09 PM
PARIS (AP) -- France and Iraq will restore diplomatic relations that were severed 13 years ago during the Gulf War, the French Foreign Ministry said Monday.
Iran wants role in shaping Iraq's political future, but must tread carefully - 7/5/04 7:38 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The arrest of two Iranians suspected of attempting to carry out a vehicle bombing in Iraq on Monday focused new attention on how Tehran is trying to protect its interests in the country it fought for eight years in a devastating war.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/5/04 6:54 PM
As of Friday, July 2, 858 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 636 died as a result of hostile action and 222 died of non-hostile causes. The military did not provide an update over the holiday weekend.
U.S. launches air strike on home in Fallujah, dropping two tons of bombs and killing 10 people - 7/5/04 5:53 PM
As workers struggle, traders and analysts grumble about disruptions in Iraqi crude - 7/5/04 4:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Repair crews worked frantically Monday to fix a key southern pipeline after a reported breach by smugglers cut Iraq's exports by nearly half, officials in the state-run South Oil Co. said.
Iraqis struggle to balance hatred for Saddam with human rights values - 7/5/04 3:59 PM
HILLAH, Iraq (AP) -- Ibrahim al-Idrissi lost seven family members and was jailed 11 times during Saddam Hussein's rule. Like many Iraqis, al-Idrissi -- now head of an agency helping Iraqis who suffered under Saddam -- is torn between hatred for the former regime and respect for human rights and due process ...
Iran wants role in shaping Iraq's political future, but must tread carefully - 7/5/04 3:31 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The arrest of two Iranians suspected of attempting to carry out a vehicle bombing in Iraq on Monday focused new attention on how Tehran is trying to protect its interests in the country it fought for eight years in a devastating war.
Contractors take wait-and-see approach following handoff - 7/5/04 3:27 PM
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- One might think that a security firm would be among the few companies that would stand to benefit from the unstable security situation in Iraq.
Jordanian lawyers travel to Libya to enlist attorneys Saddam defense team - 7/5/04 3:18 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Three Jordanian lawyers who claim to represent Saddam Hussein left Monday for Libya to enlist attorneys there for the defense team.
Rare video of purported suicide missions opens window into al-Zarqawi's network in Iraq - 7/5/04 3:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The camera shows the suicide bomber warmly embracing a group of masked men. There are kisses on the cheek and a shot of him in the cab of a truck -- his fingers resting on what appears to be a detonator.
U.S. jets attack home in Fallujah, killing at least 10 - 7/5/04 3:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S military launched a coordinated airstrike Monday on a safehouse in the turbulent city of Fallujah, the military said. At least 10 people were killed, officials and witnesses said.
Iraqi militant group says it has not killed a U.S. Marine it captured - 7/5/04 2:43 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi militant group said Monday it had not killed a U.S. Marine it was holding captive, Al-Jazeera television reported.
Iraqi militant group says it has not killed a U.S. Marine it captured - 7/5/04 2:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi militant group said Monday it had not killed a U.S. Marine it was holding captive, Al-Jazeera television reported.
U.S. airstrike in Fallujah kills 10 - 7/5/04 1:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. jets attacked a house in the turbulent city of Fallujah on Monday, killing at least 10 people, officials said. The U.S. military had no immediate comment.
Contractors take wait-and-see approach following handoff - 7/5/04 1:33 PM
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- One might think that a security firm would be among the few companies that would stand to benefit from the unstable security situation in Iraq.
Rare video of purported suicide missions opens window into al-Zarqawi's network in Iraq - 7/5/04 1:27 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The camera shows the suicide bomber warmly embracing a group of masked men. There are kisses on the cheek and a shot of him in the cab of a truck -- his fingers resting on what appears to be a detonator.
Explosions hit house in the turbulent city of Fallujah; as many as 15 reported killed - 7/5/04 12:53 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. jets attacked a house in the turbulent city of Fallujah on Monday, witnesses and police said. As many as 15 people were killed in the blast, an Arab television station reported.
Explosions heard in the turbulent city of Fallujah - 7/5/04 12:20 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Explosions rocked the turbulent city of Fallujah on Monday in the section of town frequently targeted by U.S. airstrikes on safehouses of Jordanian militant Abu Musab Zarqawi's network.
Allawi says death penalty for Saddam is up to court - 7/5/04 11:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The interim prime minister said Monday he would not interfere with an Iraqi tribunal's right to decide whether Saddam Hussein and his top lieutenants should be executed on war crimes charges, the Arab language television station Al-Arabiya reported.
Militant cleric says he will continue fighting, despite power handover - 7/5/04 9:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The interim prime minister said Monday he would not interfere with an Iraqi tribunal's right to decide whether Saddam Hussein and his top lieutenants should be executed on war crimes charges, the Arab language television station Al-Arabiya reported.
U.S. authorities to release 300 prisoners from Abu Ghraib - 7/5/04 9:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- About 300 detainees will be released from Abu Ghraib prison this week, the latest group to be freed from the detention facility west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Monday.
Jordanian lawyers travel to Libya to enlist attorneys Saddam defense team - 7/5/04 8:06 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Three Jordanian lawyers who claim to represent Saddam Hussein left Monday for Libya to enlist attorneys there for the defense team.
Iraq again delays announcement of new security laws - 7/5/04 6:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi officials on Monday again delayed an announcement of what steps they would take to combat a violent insurgency, canceling a news conference where they had been expected to announce a limited amnesty for insurgents and martial law in parts of the country.
Workers struggle to repair downed Iraqi line as crude oil exports are halved - 7/5/04 6:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's oil exports were cut nearly in half as workers struggled Monday to repair a key pipeline shut down after looters sabotaged the line, officials with the South Oil Company and traders said.
Iraqi officials clarify that arrests in Berg beheading had been previously announced. - 7/5/04 6:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi government spokesman said Monday that four men had been arrested in the beheading of American businessman Nicholas Berg, but officials later clarified that these arrests had previously been announced in May.
Mother and daughter from Arkansas serve together in Iraq - 7/5/04 5:51 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- In a pinch, Angela Carey could order her daughter back to her bunker.
Iraq says it has arrested four men in beheading of Nicholas Berg - 7/5/04 5:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq arrested in May four men accused of involvement in the beheading of American businessman Nicholas Berg, a government spokesman said Monday.
Two Iranians arrested in Iraq on suspicion of trying to set off car bomb - 7/5/04 5:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi officials arrested two Iranians trying to detonate a car bomb Monday in a residential neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, authorities said.
Two Iranians arrested on suspicion of trying to carry out sabotage work - 7/5/04 5:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi officials arrested two Iranians trying to explode a car bomb Monday in a town east of Baghdad, authorities said.
Iraqi interim prime minister says he's willing to accept whatever court decides on Saddam - 7/5/04 4:54 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The interim prime minister said Monday that it was up to the Iraqi Special Tribunal to decide whether Saddam Hussein and his associates face the death penalty for war crimes charges, the Arab-language television station Al-Arabiya reported.
Militant cleric says he will fight on, despite Iraq power handover - 7/5/04 4:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led an April uprising that left hundreds dead, called Iraq's new interim government "illegitimate" and pledged to resist occupation forces to the "last drop of blood."
Iraqi militants deny beheading Lebanese Marine; family relieved but still worried - 7/5/04 4:00 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- The fate of a U.S. Marine held hostage in Iraq remained in question on Monday after an Iraqi guerrilla group denied beheading Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun.
U.S. troops mark Independence Day with fireworks display in Saddam's hometown - 7/5/04 1:51 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Fireworks lit the night sky over Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as U.S. troops gathered to celebrate the 4th of July holiday with Iraqi National Guard soldiers on a bank overlooking the Tigris River.
Bush administration maintaining high profile in Iraq - 7/5/04 1:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is not melting into the background in Iraq as once promised. Instead, it is keeping its profile high in Baghdad, driven by a wobbly transition to Iraqi self-rule and a growing disillusionment among American voters in a presidential election year.
Rockets target Basra government building, wounding eight - 7/5/04 1:15 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired rockets at a government building in southern Iraq early Monday, but instead struck nearby homes, wounding eight people, police said.
U.S. troops celebrate July 4th with sports, music, medals and fireworks - 7/5/04 12:11 AM
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (AP) -- Like many military operations in Iraq, July 4th celebrations began at dawn.

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