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Friday  August 13, 2004

Aides for Iraqi cleric press for amnesty 8/13/2004, 7:48 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces suspended a major offensive against militants in Najaf on Friday, and aides to Muqtada al-Sadr told Iraqi negotiators that radical Shiite cleric was prepared to disarm his followers in exchange for a list of demands including an American withdrawal from the holy city and amnesty for all his fighters.
Powell denounces Iraqi insurgent leader 8/13/2004, 5:34 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Denouncing Iraqi insurgent leader Muqtada al-Sadr and his militia as outlaws, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday U.S. forces were "squeezing" Najaf in an effort to restore order and establish the authority of the Iraqi interim government.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 8/13/2004, 4:29 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Friday, Aug. 13, 930 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 692 died as a result of hostile action and 238 died of non-hostile causes.
Cleric seeks truce to end Najaf fighting 8/13/2004, 4:28 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Aides to Muqtada al-Sadr negotiated with Iraqi officials Friday over a truce to end nine days of fighting in this holy city, saying the radical Shiite cleric was prepared to disarm his followers in exchange for a list of demands including U.S. withdrawal from Najaf and an amnesty for all his fighters.
Soldier accused of abusing prisoners 8/13/2004, 2:59 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A soldier accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has been arraigned on charges including maltreatment of subordinates, dereliction of duties, and committing indecent acts with detainees, the military said Friday.
Powell denounces Iraqi insurgent leader 8/13/2004, 2:05 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Denouncing Iraqi insurgent leader Muqtada al-Sadr and his militia as outlaws, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday U.S. forces were "squeezing" Najaf in an effort to restore order and establish the authority of the Iraqi interim government.
U.S., UN probe oil-for-food corruption 8/13/2004, 1:33 p.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) Two companies involved in the multibillion-dollar U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq said Friday they are cooperating with U.S. and U.N. investigations into alleged corruption, hoping to clear their names.
Najaf cemetery becomes killing field 8/13/2004, 1:16 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) The platoon leader's call came crackling over Charlie Company radios: "We're taking RPG fire, 800 meters! Small arms fire, 300 meters!"
New U.N. envoy to Iraq calls for peace 8/13/2004, 12:19 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The new U.N. envoy to Iraq called for an end to the ongoing violence in the holy city of Najaf as he met with government officials Friday, establishing the world body's first official presence here since a series of deadly bombings forced it out last year.
Coalition troops in and withdrawn in Iraq 8/13/2004, 12:06 p.m. PT
(AP) Estimated forces in Iraq from countries that are part of the U.S.-led coalition, as of early August, and estimated major pullouts in 2004
Militants in Basra free journalist 8/13/2004, 12:03 p.m. PT
BASRA, Iraq (AP) Militants in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Friday released a British journalist they kidnapped and threatened to kill, after aides to militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demanded he be freed.
List of foreigners taken hostage in Iraq 8/13/2004, 11:12 a.m. PT
(AP) Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped more than 80 people in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction
Iraq, al-Sadr aides negotiate Najaf truce 8/13/2004, 4:54 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Iraqi officials and aides to a radical Shiite cleric negotiated Friday to end fighting that has raged in the holy city of Najaf for nine days, after American forces suspended an offensive against Muqtada al-Sadr's militia, officials said. Aides said al-Sadr had been injured by shrapnel, though Iraqi officials disputed that.
A Jordanian businessman freed in Iraq 8/13/2004, 4:23 a.m. PT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) A Jordanian businessman kidnapped in Iraq this week has been freed after ransom was paid, his son told The Associated Press on Friday.
Soldier killed in Najaf fighting 8/13/2004, 2:54 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) A U.S. soldier was killed during fighting in Najaf, the military said Friday. The soldier, from a special forces unit, was killed during a raid on Thursday on a school in the holy city of Najaf, where militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces for over a week.
U.N. extends mission in Iraq for a year 8/13/2004, 12:49 a.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.
Muqtada al-Sadr said wounded in Najaf 8/13/2004, 12:44 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr was hit by shrapnel in his chest and a leg Friday as he met with members of his militia during clashes between U.S. and Iraqi forces in Najaf, his aides said. A spokesman described his condition as stable.

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