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Wednesday  August 11, 2004

Al-Sadr's militia seems to control slum 8/11/2004, 11:52 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In the vast Baghdad slum of Sadr City, Shiite militiamen direct traffic, search cars, set up roadblocks and even claim to make arrests.
Gunfire erupts in Najaf; showdown starts 8/11/2004, 11:03 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) The sound of heavy gunbattles resonated throughout the holy city of Najaf on Thursday, as U.S. forces battled militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The stepped-up fighting signaled the beginning of a major offensive against al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
Web site shows apparent beheading tape 8/11/2004, 9:35 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An Islamic Web site carried a videotape Wednesday that appeared to show militants in Iraq beheading a man identified as a CIA agent. The authenticity of the videotape could not be verified immediately.
U.S. prepares major offensive in Najaf 8/11/2004, 4:52 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military and Iraqi forces prepared Wednesday for a major assault to crush a weeklong uprising by Shiite militants in the holy city of Najaf, as the firebrand cleric leading the insurgents exhorted his followers to fight on even if he is killed.
Web site shows apparent beheading tape 8/11/2004, 4:33 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An Islamic Web site carried a videotape Wednesday that appeared to show militants in Iraq beheading a man identified as a CIA agent. The authenticity of the videotape could not be verified immediately.
Iraq Muslim cemetery becomes battlefield 8/11/2004, 3:39 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Unexploded rockets stick out of tombstones. Booby-trapped artillery shells lie buried on narrow lanes lined with crypts. Guerrilla fighters hide in a vast sea of pockmarked graves filled with underground tunnels, letting loose with rocket-propelled grenades and mortar fire.
U.S. prepares major offensive in Najaf 8/11/2004, 3:31 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military and Iraqi forces prepared Wednesday for a major assault to crush a weeklong uprising by Shiite militants in the holy city of Najaf, as the firebrand cleric leading the insurgents exhorted his followers to fight on even if he is killed.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 8/11/2004, 2:57 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Wednesday, Aug. 11, 929 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 238 died of non-hostile causes.
Web site shows apparent beheading tape 8/11/2004, 2:30 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) An Islamic Web site carried a videotape Wednesday that appeared to show militants in Iraq beheading a man identified as a CIA agent. The authenticity of the videotape could not be verified immediately.
Chalabi returns to Iraq to face charges 8/11/2004, 12:41 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ahmad Chalabi, a former Iraqi Governing Council member who fell out of favor with the United States, has returned to Iraq to face counterfeiting charges, an official in his political party said Wednesday.
U.S. jet fighters bomb Fallujah, killing 4 8/11/2004, 10:36 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. jet fighters bombed the turbulent city of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing four people and injuring four others, hospital officials said.
List of foreigners taken hostage in Iraq 8/11/2004, 9:24 a.m. PT
(AP) Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped more than 80 people in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction
Chalabi returns to Iraq to face charges 8/11/2004, 8:45 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ahmad Chalabi, a former Governing Council member wanted in Iraq on counterfeiting charges, has returned to the country to face the charges, an official from his political party said Wednesday.
Fighting persists for 7th day in Najaf 8/11/2004, 5:48 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Insurgents fired mortar shells at U.S. forces moving into Najaf's vast cemetery and American jets roared overhead Wednesday, as the radical Shiite cleric leading the fight against coalition forces urged his followers to battle on even if he is killed.
Fighting persists for 7th day in Najaf 8/11/2004, 4:32 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Insurgents fired mortar shells at U.S. forces moving into Najaf's vast cemetery and American jets roared overhead Wednesday, as the radical cleric leading the fight against coalition forces urged his followers to battle on even if he is killed.

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