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Saturday  August 14, 2004

Impasse in Najaf may spark more clashes 8/14/2004, 7:05 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Negotiations to end the fighting in Najaf broke down Saturday, threatening to spark a resurgence of the fierce clashes between Shiite militants and a combined U.S.-Iraqi force that have plagued this holy city for more than a week.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 8/14/2004, 4:46 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. The Department did not provide an update Saturday.
Impasse could lead to violence in Najaf 8/14/2004, 4:34 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Negotiations to end the fighting in Najaf broke down Saturday, threatening to spark a resurgence of the fierce clashes between Shiite militants and a combined U.S.-Iraqi force that have plagued this holy city for more than a week.
Iraq conference will convene as planned 8/14/2004, 1:08 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The head of Iraq's delayed National Conference said Saturday that the violence raging in Shiite areas of the country would not affect the crucial gathering due to start the next day.
Mahdi Army fighters bedevil coalition 8/14/2004, 12:50 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) While no match for the U.S. military, the Mahdi Army militia loyal to rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has bedeviled coalition troops across Iraq for weeks at a time, its young fighters driven by religious zeal, desperation and an apparent readiness to die.
Experts urge new tactics in Najaf fight 8/14/2004, 10:32 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Although negotiations between Iraqis and aides to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to end the violence in Najaf halted Saturday without agreement, the effort itself highlighted the need for the United States to change its old habits in handling insurgencies.
Militants crossing Iraq's porous borders 8/14/2004, 10:17 a.m. PT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Islamic militants volunteering to fight in Iraq or carrying cash to fuel the insurgency are using fake passports or bribes to sneak across the Syrian border into Iraq, according to the U.S.-led coalition. Others bypass guard posts and simply drive across the poorly patrolled desert border.
Truce talks collapse in holy city of Najaf 8/14/2004, 8:08 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Truce talks between Shiite militants and Iraqi officials broke down Saturday, raising the prospect of a return to the fierce fighting between militiamen and U.S-Iraqi forces that has shaken the holy city of Najaf for more than a week.
Cease-fire holds in Najaf; amnesty sought 8/14/2004, 3:15 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) A tentative cease-fire held in the holy city of Najaf on Saturday while envoys of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr negotiated with Iraq's interim government to end fighting that has become a key test of the country's new leaders.
U.S. bombs Samarrah; death toll unclear 8/14/2004, 12:20 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. warplanes bombed the Sunni city of Samarrah early Saturday. Iraqi hospital officials said several people died, while the U.S. military said 50 militants were killed.

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