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Some Headlines Of Today

Saturday  October 2, 2004

U.S. commander claims success in Samarra 10/2/2004, 8:12 p.m. PT
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) Afraid to stray from home, residents buried the dead in their gardens Saturday as U.S. and Iraqi forces battled pockets of resistance in this former insurgent stronghold, where the American military said 125 rebels were killed and 88 captured in two days of fierce fighting. The American commander declared the operation a successful first step in a major push to wrest key areas from insurgent control before January elections.
Iraq militants claim to behead contractor 10/2/2004, 7:57 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant group in Iraq claimed in an Internet statement posted Saturday that it abducted and beheaded an Iraqi construction contractor who worked on a U.S. military base. A video released with the statement showed a man being decapitated.
Two U.S. GIs in Iraq get heroism medals 10/2/2004, 7:47 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two U.S. Army sergeants were awarded one of the highest medals for heroism following fierce fighting against insurgents in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City, the U.S. command said Saturday.
U.S. commander claims success in Samarra 10/2/2004, 3:25 p.m. PT
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) Afraid to stray from home, residents buried the dead in their gardens Saturday as U.S. and Iraqi forces battled pockets of resistance in this former insurgent stronghold, where the American military said 125 rebels were killed and 88 captured in two days of fierce fighting. The American commander declared the operation a successful first step in a major push to wrest key areas from insurgent control before January elections.
U.S., Iraq forces claim success in Samarra 10/2/2004, 1:42 p.m. PT
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) Afraid to stray from home, residents buried the dead in their gardens Saturday as U.S. and Iraqi forces battled pockets of resistance in this former insurgent stronghold, where the American military said 125 rebels were killed and 88 captured in two days of fierce fighting.
Italy official hints at Iraq troop exit 10/2/2004, 1:09 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Italy's deputy premier suggested Saturday that his country could pull its troops out of Iraq after elections scheduled for January, saying they will no longer be needed when a representative government is in place.
U.S. forces target Iraq terror hideouts 10/2/2004, 1:03 p.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S.-led forces unleashed a strike Saturday against a building on the outskirts of rebel-held Fallujah believed to be used to train insurgents, the military said in a statement.
Iraq militants claim to behead contractor 10/2/2004, 12:23 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant group in Iraq claimed in an Internet statement posted Saturday that it abducted and beheaded an Iraqi construction contractor who worked on a U.S. military base. A video released with the statement showed a man being decapitated.
Setbacks plague U.S. arms effort in Iraq 10/2/2004, 10:20 a.m. PT
(AP) The dangers of Baghdad and a shortage of cash have set back the U.S. effort to put Iraqi weapons scientists to work rebuilding their country and keep them off the global job market for makers of doomsday arms.
Forces kill 125 insurgents in Samarra 10/2/2004, 8:48 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. and Iraqi forces have killed 125 insurgents and captured 88 in their two-day-old sweep in the insurgent stronghold of Samarra, a U.S. army commander said Saturday.
Group claims to kidnap, kill man in Iraq 10/2/2004, 7:48 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A militant group in Iraq claimed in an Internet statement posted Saturday that it abducted and beheaded an Iraqi construction contractor working on a U.S. military base.
Indonesia cleric rejects hostage exchange 10/2/2004, 6:46 a.m. PT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) An Islamic militant group claiming to have kidnapped two Indonesian women in Iraq demanded the release of a jailed Indonesian cleric, but the cleric Saturday refused to be freed in an exchange, saying hostage-taking is not in keeping with Islam.
Iraqis blame U.S. for massacre of children 10/2/2004, 6:01 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Families of the 35 children who died in a string of bombings in Baghdad blamed American troops for the tragedy, accusing them of attracting insurgents to a ceremony where the attacks occurred.
Kurds demonstrate on behalf of Kirkuk 10/2/2004, 5:43 a.m. PT
SULEIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) About 100,000 Kurds demonstrated outside provincial government offices Saturday, demanding that the turbulent, oil hub of Kirkuk be made part of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq.
U.S., Iraqis battle resistance in Samarra 10/2/2004, 3:47 a.m. PT
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) Sporadic gunfire echoed through this Sunni Muslim stronghold Saturday as U.S. and Iraqi forces battled pockets of resistance a day after the start of what appeared to be the first major push to regain control of a string of cities before elections in January.
Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Fallujah 10/2/2004, 3:24 a.m. PT
(AP) FALLUJAH, Iraq A car bomb targeting a U.S. Marine convoy exploded Saturday east of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, wounding at least one person, the military said Saturday.
Report: Militants demand cleric's release 10/2/2004, 2:10 a.m. PT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) A militant group claiming to have kidnapped two Indonesian women demanded Jakarta free a Muslim cleric accused of heading an al-Qaida-linked group, the Arab news station Al-Jazeera reported Saturday. But the cleric said he wanted no such thing.
U.S. soldier killed by small arms fire 10/2/2004, 1:13 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A U.S. soldier from Task Force Baghdad was killed by small arms fire, the military said in a statement Saturday.
U.S. forces target al-Zarqawi safehouse 10/2/2004, 1:05 a.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S.-led forces struck a safehouse used by followers of Jordanian terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, the military said Saturday. At least seven Iraqis were reported killed.

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