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Some Headlines Of Today

Sunday  July 4, 2004

A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/4/04 9:59 PM
As of Friday, July 2, 858 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 636 died as a result of hostile action and 222 died of non-hostile causes. The military did not provide an update over the weekend.
Militant cleric says he will continue fighting, despite power handover - 7/4/04 6:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The militant Shiite cleric whose uprising last April left hundreds dead pledged Sunday to resist "oppression and occupation" and calling the new interim Iraqi government "illegitimate."
Saboteurs attack strategic crude oil pipeline south of Iraqi capital - 7/4/04 5:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saboteurs blasted a strategic crude oil pipeline Sunday that runs from Iraq's northern oil fields to the south, police said.
U.S. troops celebrate July 4th with sports, music, medals _ but no fireworks - 7/4/04 5:07 PM
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (AP) -- Like many military operations in Iraq, July 4th celebrations began at dawn.
Iraqi troops thwart attempted car bombing - 7/4/04 3:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi troops thwarted a car bombing Sunday outside a their regional headquarters northeast of Baghdad, killing an attacker before could detonate his vehicle. Two bystanders also died in the assault.
Armed men ban pro-Saddam rally in Fallujah - 7/4/04 2:18 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic militants prevented a group of Saddam Hussein loyalists from holding a planned march Sunday to show solidarity for the ousted Iraqi dictator.
Iraqi militants deny beheading Lebanese Marine; family relieved but still worried - 7/4/04 1:19 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- A militant group denied on Sunday that it killed U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, injecting hope into his family's tense wait for news. The fate of the Lebanese-born Marine remains unknown, though Lebanon's Foreign Ministry says he is believed dead.
Army's 1st Armored Division prepares to leave Iraq after 15 months - 7/4/04 12:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Army's 1st Armored Division stowed its flags Sunday and prepared to head home after the longest tour in Iraq of any American combat command -- 15 months.
AP Exclusive: Afghan militia accused in detainee death under investigation by U.S. military - 7/4/04 12:46 PM
PARCHAR SHIELA, Afghanistan (AP) -- When Afghan militiamen raided a home in this remote southern village in November, they found no weapons but dragged away a 28-year-old man and accused him of being a terrorist.
U.S. troops celebrate July 4th with sports, music, but no fireworks - 7/4/04 12:46 PM
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (AP) -- Like many military operations in Iraq, July 4th celebrations began at dawn.
Turkey withdrawing military observers from northern Iraq - 7/4/04 11:27 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is withdrawing the last of its military observers from northern Iraq, where they had been deployed since 1997 to oversee a cease-fire between two rival Kurdish factions, a government official said Sunday.
U.S. Marine's fate unclear after Iraqi guerrillas deny issuing statement claiming his slaying - 7/4/04 11:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi guerrilla group denied on Sunday that it put out a statement a day earlier claiming to have beheaded kidnapped Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, leaving the fate of the U.S. Marine unclear.
Bremer upbeat on Iraq, cautions democracy won't be `American style' - 7/4/04 10:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The former top U.S. administrator in Iraq said Sunday that the country's new democracy would be "sloppy and messy" as the interim government confronts a continuing insurgency.
Iraqi militant group claims it has beheaded U.S. Marine - 7/4/04 10:13 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi troops foiled an attempted car bombing Sunday outside their headquarters in a city northeast of Baghdad after security forces opened fire on a man who threatened to blow up his vehicle, according to local officials. Two bystanders and the attacker were killed.
Iraqi official says foreign countries aided insurgents - 7/4/04 9:51 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq's interim government has evidence that neighboring countries have helped Iraqi insurgents and will publish its findings this week, a senior minister was quoted as saying Sunday.
Ansar al-Sunna denies it killed American Marine - 7/4/04 9:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Islamic extremist group denied in a statement posted on its Web site Sunday that it had killed a U.S. Marine taken hostage last month.
Iran prepares complaint against Saddam for 1980-88 war - 7/4/04 6:56 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Sunday it has prepared a criminal complaint against former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his 1980 invasion of Iran and for using chemical weapons against Iranians during the neighboring nations' eight-year war.
Lebanon condemns killing of U.S. Marine of Lebanese origin in Iraq - 7/4/04 6:37 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- A U.S. Marine abducted in Iraq has been killed by his captors, Lebanon's state-run news agency reported Sunday, citing the Foreign Ministry.
Authorities detain six militants suspected of carrying out assassinations in north - 7/4/04 4:34 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. and Iraqi forces have detained six members of a militant group suspected of carrying out a series of assassinations in the country's northern region, Iraqi police said Sunday.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.


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