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Thursday  August 12, 2004

British journalist said abducted in Irag 8/12/2004, 11:15 p.m. PT
BASRA, Iraq (AP) Gunmen abducted a British journalist from his hotel in the southern city of Basra after shooting him twice in the leg, officials said Friday.
U.S. forces wage major offensive in Najaf 8/12/2004, 7:48 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Thousands of U.S. troops sealed off Najaf's vast cemetery, its old city and a revered Shiite shrine Thursday and unleashed a tank, infantry and helicopter assault against militants loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr. They also stormed the radical cleric's home, but he was not there.
U.S. forces wage major offensive in Najaf 8/12/2004, 4:17 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Thousands of U.S. troops sealed off Najaf's vast cemetery, its old city and a revered Shiite shrine Thursday and unleashed a tank, infantry and helicopter assault against militants loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr. They also stormed the radical cleric's home, but he was not there.
Iraq militants claim they seized 3 Arabs 8/12/2004, 4:17 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant group in Iraq said it has seized a group of Arab truck drivers transporting electrical supplies and other equipment to U.S. forces here, according to video shown early Friday on the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television station.
U.N. extends mission in Iraq for a year 8/12/2004, 3:37 p.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend the world body's beleaguered Iraq mission, which is trying to help the country establish a democratic government at a time of heightened violence and insecurity.
Newsview: Festering Najaf conflict risky 8/12/2004, 3:24 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The decision to launch a major strike against militants in Najaf risks inflaming the nation's Shiite majority against the U.S. military and Iraq's interim government, even as that government tries to build support across the country. But the risks of letting the conflict fester may be greater.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 8/12/2004, 2:47 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, Aug. 12, 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.
Marines in Najaf trained in urban warfare 8/12/2004, 2:42 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The Marines leading the fight against Shiite Muslim militants in the Iraqi city of Najaf arrived there only about three weeks ago, fresh from a training session in Kuwait that focused on exactly the circumstance they face now: fighting in an urban environment.
U.S. forces storm Shiite cleric's house 8/12/2004, 1:26 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces stormed a Najaf house belonging to a radical Shiite cleric, who has led a deadly uprising against coalition and Iraqi troops for more than a week, as American and Iraqi soldiers launched a major assault Thursday on his militiamen. Explosions and gunfire echoed near the revered Imam Ali shrine and its vast cemetery.
Newsview: Bush draws Kerry into Iraq fray 8/12/2004, 12:44 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) With fighting flaring in an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq, President Bush hopes to draw Democratic Sen. John Kerry into a different kind of battle and destroy his claim as a veteran qualified for command in an age of terrorism.
Iraqi Shiites angry at fighting in Najaf 8/12/2004, 12:20 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi Shiites expressed anger Thursday at a major U.S.-led assault on a rebel militia in the holy city of Najaf, warning the violence could spread to other parts of the country and damage the political process.
U.S. forces storm Shiite cleric's house 8/12/2004, 12:19 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces stormed a Najaf house belonging to a radical Shiite cleric, who has led a deadly uprising against coalition and Iraqi troops for more than a week, as American and Iraqi soldiers launched a major assault Thursday on his militiamen. Explosions and gunfire echoed near the revered Imam Ali shrine and its vast cemetery.
U.S. weighs risk of assault on Najaf 8/12/2004, 11:58 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The decision to launch a major strike against militants in Najaf risks inflaming the nation's Shiite majority against the U.S. military and Iraq's interim government, even as that government tries to build support across the country.
Arab states, Iran call for end to fighting 8/12/2004, 11:48 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Arab states and Iran called for a halt to fighting in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf on Thursday, as thousands of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers launched a major push to defeat Shiite militia holed up in the city's Imam Ali shrine and cemetery.
Najaf is one of Shiite's holiest cities 8/12/2004, 11:33 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) The gold-domed mosque of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib named after the slain cousin and son-in-law of Islam's prophet Muhammad has been revered by the world's 120 million Shiite Muslims as a place of pilgrimage for centuries.
Iraqi national conference date set 8/12/2004, 10:48 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's delayed national conference to select an interim national assembly will convene Sunday, Minister of State Qassim Dawoud announced Thursday.
U.N. extends mission in Iraq for a year 8/12/2004, 10:44 a.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday extending the U.N. mission in Iraq for a year, but how significant a role the world body can play remains in question because of continuing insecurity in the country.
U.S. forces said to storm cleric's house 8/12/2004, 9:27 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces stormed the house of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Thursday, but he was not there, witnesses said.
U.N. extends mission in Iraq for a year 8/12/2004, 8:42 a.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday extending the U.N. mission in Iraq for a year, but how significant a role the world body can play remains in question because of continuing insecurity in the country.
Iraqi national conference date set 8/12/2004, 8:41 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's delayed national conference to select an interim national assembly will convene Sunday, Minister of State Qassim Dawoud announced Thursday.
Arab states, Iran call for end to fighting 8/12/2004, 8:29 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Arab states and Iran called for a halt to fighting in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf on Thursday, as thousands of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers launched a major push to defeat Shiite militia holed up in the city's Imam Ali shrine and cemetery.
Iraq calls on militants to leave shrine 8/12/2004, 7:55 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi called Thursday on the Shiite militants fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces in the holy city of Najaf to put down their weapons and leave the Imam Ali shrine where they have sought refuge.
Iraq police say they won't arrest Chalabi 8/12/2004, 7:45 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Iraqi Interior Ministry said Thursday that it had "no intention" of arresting former Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi in the near future on counterfeiting charges, despite an arrest warrant issued by an Iraqi court.
Iran summons Iraqi Embassy official 8/12/2004, 5:53 a.m. PT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's government summoned the top Iraqi envoy in Tehran to protest the arrest in Baghdad of several reporters for Iran's state news agency and the kidnapping of an Iranian diplomat.
Al-Sadr's militia seems to control slum 8/12/2004, 5:21 a.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.
U.S., Iraqi forces launch Najaf offensive 8/12/2004, 4:37 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Thousands of U.S. troops and Iraqi soldiers launched a major assault Thursday on militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in Najaf, with explosions and gunfire echoing near the holy city's revered Imam Ali shrine and its vast cemetery.
Iraqi nuke scientist denies British claim 8/12/2004, 4:08 a.m. PT
LONDON (AP) Iraq did not seek uranium in Africa in the 1990s because it already had a good supply, the father of Iraq's nuclear program said.
Iran summons Iraqi Embassy official 8/12/2004, 2:59 a.m. PT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran has summoned Iraq's top envoy to Tehran over the arrest in Baghdad of several reporters from Iran's state news agency and the kidnapping of an Iranian diplomat.
Iraq police say they won't arrest Chalabi 8/12/2004, 2:35 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Iraqi Interior Ministry said Thursday that it had "no intention" of arresting former Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi in the near future on counterfeiting charges, despite an arrest warrant issued by an Iraqi court.
U.N. agrees to extend Iraq mission 8/12/2004, 12:02 a.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) U.N. Security Council members have agreed on the text of a resolution that will extend the U.N. mission in Iraq for a year, while the world body's new envoy prepared to head to Baghdad.

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