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Thursday  August 19, 2004

U.N. remembers colleagues lost in attack 8/19/2004, 9:08 p.m. PT
GENEVA (AP) The bombing that wrecked U.N. offices in Baghdad and snatched away 22 colleagues a year ago was agony for the United Nations but terrorist threats won't deter it from helping the victims of conflict, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday at a memorial.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 8/19/2004, 9:04 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, Aug. 19, 947 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 706 died as a result of hostile action and 241 died of non-hostile causes.
Al-Sadr tells militia to turn over shrine 8/19/2004, 8:14 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his fighters Thursday to hand control of a revered Najaf shrine to top Shiite religious authorities, hours after U.S. forces bombed militant positions and Iraq's prime minister made a "final call" for the cleric's militia to surrender.
Al-Sadr aides urge release of U.S. hostage 8/19/2004, 7:07 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Top aides to firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on kidnappers Thursday to free a Western journalist they are threatening to kill unless U.S. forces withdraw from the holy city of Najaf.
U.N. remembers colleagues lost in attack 8/19/2004, 4:58 p.m. PT
GENEVA (AP) The bombing that wrecked U.N. offices in Baghdad and snatched away 22 colleagues a year ago was agony for the United Nations but terrorist threats won't deter it from helping the victims of conflict, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday at a memorial.
Al-Sadr tells militia to turn over shrine 8/19/2004, 4:32 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his fighters Thursday to hand control of a revered Najaf shrine to top Shiite religious authorities, hours after U.S. forces bombed militant positions and Iraq's prime minister made a "final call" for the cleric's militia to surrender.
Possible Najaf mosque attack carries risk 8/19/2004, 3:08 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Imam Ali Shrine compound in Najaf an Islamic art landmark ornamented with elegant calligraphy and religious patterns reputedly holds priceless ancient manuscripts and houses the silver-covered tomb of the Shiite saint Ali. While Iraqi forces might easily overpower the Shiite insurgents hiding inside, any raid there carries considerable risk.
U.N. keeps low profile in Iraq after blast 8/19/2004, 3:02 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Canal Hotel sits eerily alone, surrounded by sandy hills and a filthy creek. Its blue and white arches still hang over a gaping black hole that spans three floors, where a year ago a truck packed with explosives blew up outside the building, the Baghdad headquarters of the United Nations.
Al-Sadr tells militia to turn over shrine 8/19/2004, 2:22 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his fighters Thursday to hand control of a revered Najaf shrine to top Shiite religious authorities, hours after U.S. forces bombed militant positions and Iraq's prime minister made a "final call" for the cleric's militia to surrender.
Possible mosque raid for militants risky 8/19/2004, 2:21 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Imam Ali Shrine compound in Najaf an Islamic art landmark ornamented with elegant calligraphy and religious patterns reputedly holds priceless ancient manuscripts and houses the silver-covered tomb of the Shiite saint Ali. While Iraqi forces might easily overpower the Shiite insurgents hiding inside, any raid there carries considerable risk.
Iraq's South Oil Co. headquarters ignited 8/19/2004, 12:47 p.m. PT
BASRA, Iraq (AP) Shiite militants loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr broke into the headquarters of Iraq's South Oil Co. on Thursday and set the company's warehouses and offices on fire, witnesses said.
U.N. remembers colleagues lost in attack 8/19/2004, 12:30 p.m. PT
GENEVA (AP) The bombing that wrecked U.N. offices in Baghdad and snatched away 22 colleagues a year ago was agony for the United Nations but terrorist threats won't deter it from helping the victims of conflict, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday at a memorial.
Mortar rounds hit U.S. embassy in Baghdad 8/19/2004, 12:07 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A mortar attack on a building housing offices of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Thursday wounded one American, an embassy spokesman said.
Clashes in Sadr City said to kill 10 8/19/2004, 11:36 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite insurgents in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City killed at least 10 people on Thursday, a spokesman for the militants said.
Militants threaten to kill U.S. journalist 8/19/2004, 10:30 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Top aides to firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on kidnappers Thursday to free a Western journalist they are threatening to kill unless U.S. forces withdraw from the holy city of Najaf.
U.N. bombing anniversary highlights safety 8/19/2004, 9:47 a.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) A year after the bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad killed 22 people, the United Nations remains a target for attacks in Iraq and U.N. staff are angry that major security problems have not been fully addressed.
Cleric rejects Iraq ultimatum, aide says 8/19/2004, 6:13 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Shiite militants bombarded a Najaf police station with mortars Thursday, killing seven policemen and wounding 31 people after a Cabinet minister issued an ultimatum to the militants to disarm immediately or face a massive offensive by Iraqi forces. Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, however, rejected the government's demands, according to an aide.
al-Sadr rejects Iraq ultimatum, aide says 8/19/2004, 6:11 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr rejected on Thursday a government ultimatum to disarm his militia immediately and pull them out of a holy Shiite shrine here without conditions, an al-Sadr aide said.
Mortar rounds hit Najaf police station 8/19/2004, 5:29 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) A mortar barrage slammed into a police station in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday, killing at least seven policemen and wounding 31 others, a hospital official said.
U.N. bombing anniversary highlights safety 8/19/2004, 4:41 a.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) A year after the bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad killed 22 people, the United Nations remains a target for attacks in Iraq and U.N. staff angrily allege that major security problems have not been fully addressed.
Blast hits heavily fortified Baghdad area 8/19/2004, 4:37 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An explosion Thursday hit the heavily fortified Green Zone, home to Iraqi government offices and the U.S. Embassy in central Baghdad, sending up a plume of gray smoke.
Report: Militants threaten Turkish hostage 8/19/2004, 4:24 a.m. PT
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) Iraqi militants are threatening to kill a Turkish hostage in Iraq if his company does not withdraw from the country within three days, private NTV television reported, but the company said Thursday that it had already pulled out its staff to meet the demands of other kidnappers.
Iraq says offensive vs. cleric to start 8/19/2004, 4:23 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) An Iraqi Cabinet minister said Thursday that Iraqi forces could begin an offensive against Muqtada al-Sadr within hours, despite the firebrand cleric's acceptance of a peace proposal.
Iraq group threatens to kill journalist 8/19/2004, 2:08 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant group calling itself the Martyrs Brigade said it had kidnapped a missing Western journalist and would kill him if U.S. forces did not leave the holy city of Najaf within 48 hours, the pan-Arab television station Al-Jazeera reported Thursday.

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