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Monday  August 9, 2004

Iraq cleric vows fight to death vs. U.S. 8/9/2004, 7:35 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Militant cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Shiite militia has been battling U.S. forces across Iraq, warned Monday that he would fight "until the last drop of my blood has been spilled," in his first appearance since the violence began.
U.N. to report on Iraqi oil corruption 8/9/2004, 5:12 p.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The panel investigating "serious" allegations of corruption in Iraq's oil-for-food program hopes to report on accusations of U.N. involvement by mid-2005, chairman Paul Volcker said Monday.
Iraq cleric vows fight to death vs. U.S. 8/9/2004, 4:55 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Militant cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Shiite militia has been battling U.S. forces across Iraq, warned Monday that he would fight "until the last drop of my blood has been spilled," in his first appearance since the violence began.
Chalabi, nephew deny murder charges 8/9/2004, 4:30 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ahmad Chalabi and his nephew vigorously denied counterfeiting and murder charges Monday, saying Iraqi warrants for their arrest were part of a political conspiracy trumped up by Saddam Hussein loyalists.
A look at U.S. military deaths in 8/9/2004, 2:46 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Monday, Aug. 9, 928 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 691 died as a result of hostile action and 237 died of non-hostile causes.
Iraq reliant on U.S. troops for security 8/9/2004, 12:08 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A single muzzle-flash from a rooftop 200 yards away sends a 14-man patrol of U.S. and Iraqi troops crouching behind mud-brick houses in a poor Baghdad neighborhood at dusk.
Group threatens attacks on Iraq offices 8/9/2004, 12:05 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant group on Monday threatened to launch a campaign of attacks against ministers and government offices and warned Iraqi state employees to stay away from work.
Iraq stops pumping oil from Basra fields 8/9/2004, 7:58 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq stopped pumping oil from its key southern oil fields Monday because of the violence plaguing the region during a renewed Shiite uprising, an official with the South Oil Company said.
Militants behead man in video on Internet 8/9/2004, 7:36 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Four masked, black-clad men who said they belong to a group that has claimed responsibility for kidnappings and killings in Iraq beheaded a man identified only as a Bulgarian in a video posted on the Internet Monday.
Iran accused of sending weapons to Iraq 8/9/2004, 5:58 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) With fighting raging for a fifth day in Najaf, Iraq's interim defense minister on Monday accused neighboring Iran of sending weapons to Shiite insurgents here.
Shiite cleric vows to fight on in Najaf 8/9/2004, 5:08 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose militia is clashing with U.S. and Iraqi forces in Shiite areas across the country, said Monday he would not lay down arms or leave the holy city of Najaf.
Shiite cleric vows to fight on in Najaf 8/9/2004, 4:58 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose militia is clashing with U.S. and Iraqi forces in Shiite areas across the country, said Monday he would not lay down arms or leave the holy city of Najaf.
Iraq issues warrants for Chalabi, nephew 8/9/2004, 4:53 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Former Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi and his nephew Salem rejected charges filed against them by Iraq's chief investigating judge, calling the allegations part of a political conspiracy against them and their family.
Baghdad Interior Ministry imposes curfew 8/9/2004, 4:12 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's Interior Ministry clamped a curfew Monday on Sadr City, a Shiite neighborhood home to militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr that has seen fighting in recent days, a ministry spokesman said.
Cleric vows to continue fight against U.S. 8/9/2004, 3:56 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) A radical cleric whose loyalists battled U.S. troops for the fifth straight day vowed Monday to fight "until the last drop of my blood has been spilled," and a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb northeast of the capital, killing seven people and wounding the deputy governor who was the intended target, officials said.
Iran said sending weapons to insurgents 8/9/2004, 1:04 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) With fighting raging for a fifth day in Najaf, Iraq's interim defense minister on Monday accused neighboring Iran of sending weapons to Shiite insurgents here, calling Iran his nation's "first enemy."

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