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Thursday  July 22, 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/22/04 9:39 PM
As of Thursday, July 22, 897 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 663 died as a result of hostile action and 234 died of non-hostile causes.
Australia's prime minister rejects calls for further inquiry into Iraq intelligence - 7/22/04 8:40 PM
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Prime Minister John Howard on Friday rejected calls for a further inquiry into Australian spy agencies, after a report on the nation's prewar Iraq intelligence cleared his government of overstating the case for joining the U.S.-led invasion.
Commission: al-Qaida connections to Iran and Iraq remain murky - 7/22/04 8:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Sept. 11 commission's final report cites al-Qaida contacts with Iran and Iraq but does not conclude either of the "axis of evil" countries developed a close working relationship with the terror network.
New U.N. envoy to Iraq to take up his post in August; country too dangerous for larger staff, Annan says - 7/22/04 7:44 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The new U.N. envoy to Iraq will take up his post in Baghdad in August, but the country remains too dangerous for a larger staff to return without a special U.N. protection force, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday.
Army reports 94 allegations of prisoner abuse - 7/22/04 7:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thirty-nine prisoners have died in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since the fall of 2001 and there have been 94 cases of proven or suspected abuse, the Army said Thursday in a broad new report giving a more precise and higher estimate of the scale of the abuse.
Questions over al-Qaida connections to Iran and Iraq remain murky - 7/22/04 6:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Sept. 11 commission's report touches on -- but won't put an end to -- questions about whether al-Qaida has had ties with Iran and Iraq, two countries President Bush branded as part of an "axis of evil."
About two-thirds of Iraqi security, police forces trained, but lack weapons, Pentagon says - 7/22/04 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon projects that Iraq's new security and military forces will be fully trained and equipped by spring 2005, but for now, many of those units lack weapons, body armor and other gear necessary to fight the ongoing insurgency.
Discovery of decapitated body in Iraq deepens hostage crisis - 7/22/04 5:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Police discovered a decapitated body in an orange jumpsuit and a head in a bag on the banks of the Tigris River, authorities said Thursday, prompting fears that a second Bulgarian hostage has been killed.
Allawi wants Arab, Islamic troops to protect U.N. mission in Iraq - 7/22/04 3:48 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraq wants troops from Arab and Islamic nations to protect a U.N. mission in the country, interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Thursday, and he asked Egypt to help.
Senators urge State to speed up Iraq reconstruction - 7/22/04 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators worried on Thursday that already slow U.S. progress on Iraq reconstruction could be delayed further by a review the State Department is doing of spending, now that it -- and not the Pentagon -- controls American activities in Iraq.
Marines kill 25 Iraqis, capture 25 others in Ramadi clashes; decapitated body found north of Baghdad - 7/22/04 2:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines killed 25 insurgents and captured 25 others during fierce fighting in Ramadi, a hotbed of the insurgency against U.S. and Iraqi forces, the American military said Thursday. A decapitated body, meanwhile, was found on the banks of the Tigris River in northern Iraq.
Iraq's Kurds say joy over Saddam's overthrow tainted by frustration - 7/22/04 1:46 PM
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The decision to hand the top jobs of president and prime minister to Iraqi Arabs has alarmed the country's Kurdish minority, reviving old suspicions across ethnic lines and setting the stage for a divisive political battle over a new constitution.
Army report finds much higher estimates of prisoner abuse in Iraq, Afghanistan - 7/22/04 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military has found 94 cases of confirmed or alleged abuse of prisoners by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan since the fall of 2001, the Army's inspector general said Thursday in a long-awaited report made public at a hastily called Senate hearing.
Army report finds much higher estimates of prisoner abuse in Iraq, Afghanistan - 7/22/04 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military has found a total of 94 cases of confirmed or alleged abuse of prisoners by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan since the fall of 2001, the Army's inspector general said Thursday in a long-awaited report made public at a hastily called Senate hearing.
Iraqi police discover headless body in northern Iraq - 7/22/04 9:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police have found a decapitated body in an orange jumpsuit on the banks of the Tigris River in northern Iraq, police said Thursday.
Like its owner, Shiite newspaper casts itself as the voice of the people - 7/22/04 9:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- As Ali al-Yasseri sees it, he and his reporters were just doing their job -- ensuring that officials work to secure the rights of the Iraqi people. So when U.S.-led coalition officials shut down his al-Hawza newspaper, it was the "height of hypocrisy," he said.
Saddam's lawyers go to European Court of Human Rights seeking access to client - 7/22/04 9:27 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's defense team asked the European Court of Human Rights to help grant it access to their client, a lawyer said Thursday.
Kenyan government calls for all of its citizens to leave Iraq immediately - 7/22/04 9:18 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Kenyan government on Thursday called on all its citizens to leave Iraq immediately, and a government spokesman urged Iraqi militants to free three Kenyan hostages.
Marines kill 25 Iraqis, capture 25 others in Ramadi clashes; fightinghits Baghdad; Video shows hostages - 7/22/04 9:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines killed 25 insurgents and captured 25 others during several hours of fierce fighting in Ramadi, a hotbed of the insurgency against U.S. and Iraqi forces, the American military said Thursday.
Allawi: Iraq wants for Arab and Islamic troops to protect U.N. - 7/22/04 8:13 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Thursday said his country wants troops from Arab and Islamic countries, particularly Egypt, to help protect the United Nations if the world body sends a new mission to Iraq.
Marines kill 25 Iraqis, capture 25 others in Ramadi clashes, fighting also hits Baghdad - 7/22/04 7:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines killed 25 insurgents and captured 25 others during several hours of fierce fighting in Ramadi, a hotbed of insurgents battling U.S. and Iraqi forces, the American military said Thursday.
Australia's decision to invade Iraq was based on thin evidence, report rules - 7/22/04 5:08 AM
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's decision to invade Iraq was based on thin, equivocal and uncertain intelligence about that country's weapons of mass destruction, a report on Australia's prewar intelligence gathering found Thursday.
Marines kill 25 Iraqis, capture 25 others in Ramadi clashes, fighting also hits Baghdad - 7/22/04 4:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines killed 25 insurgents and captured 25 others in several hours of fierce fighting on Wednesday, the military said Thursday.
Marines kill 25 Iraqis, capture 25 others in Ramadi clashes - 7/22/04 4:04 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines killed 25 insurgents and captured 25 others in fierce fighting on Wednesday, the military said Thursday.
Insurgents, U.S. forces clash in downtown Baghdad, two Iraqis wounded according to hospital official - 7/22/04 3:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents clashed with U.S. soldiers in downtown Baghdad early Thursday, wounding two Iraqis, officials said.
Australia's decision to invade Iraq was based on thin evidence, report rules - 7/22/04 3:36 AM
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's decision to invade Iraq was based on thin, equivocal and uncertain intelligence about that country's weapons of mass destruction, a report on Australia's prewar intelligence gathering found Thursday.
Security officials: police lieutenant, government employee wounded in separate Kirkuk shootings - 7/22/04 2:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Assailants attacked a police patrol and a government-run cultural center in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, separate attacks that wounded two people, security officials said Thursday.
Six foreign truck drivers abducted in Iraq, threatened with beheading - 7/22/04 2:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militants took six foreign truck drivers hostage and threatened Wednesday to behead them unless their company ends its business in Iraq, and their countries -- India, Egypt and Kenya -- pull all their citizens out.
About two-thirds of Iraqi security, police forces trained, but lack weapons, Pentagon says - 7/22/04 1:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just short of two-thirds of the new Iraqi police and security troops have completed some form of training, although many of them lack weapons, vehicles and other equipment necessary to do their job, Pentagon figures show.
Like its owner, Shiite newspaper casts itself as the voice of the people - 7/22/04 1:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- As Ali al-Yasseri sees it, he and his reporters were just doing their job -- ensuring that officials work to secure the rights of the Iraqi people. So when U.S.-led coalition officials shut down his al-Hawza newspaper, it was the "height of hypocrisy," he said.

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