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Monday, August 23, 2004

Iraq War News
Israel OKs more West Bank settlement homes: "Israel announced plans Monday to build hundreds of new housing units in the West Bank, following an apparent U.S. policy shift on settlements that the Palestinians warned "will destroy the peace process.""

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Freed U-S journalist hopes to stay in Iraq in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Marine goes on trial in death of Iraqi prisoner in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

New overtime rules...More fighting in Najaf...Olympic medal stripped in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

Fierce battles for Najaf: "Explosions and gunfire shook Najaf amid fierce battles between US forces and Shiite militants, who remained in control of a revered shrine there as negotiations dragged on for its handover to religious authorities."

In Ananova: War In Iraq

Military chaplains provide troops with prayer, comfort: "NAJAF, Iraq ? The Marines screamed for a medic. But in the end, there was nothing they could do."

In Kansas City Star: Iraq

Four U.S. Soldiers Face Hearing in Germany: "Four U.S. soldiers charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison face pretrial hearings before an American military judge in Germany. Two are slated to face the court Monday, with the other pair scheduled to appear the following day. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Trial of Americans accused of being vigilantes resumes in Afghanistan in Katu.com: Iraq & Terror

More Reserve Training Set as Result of Abuse Inquiry: "The Army Reserve is reorganizing training for reservists, after an inquiry into abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison uncovered an inferior command climate."

In New York Times: World Special

Weary of War, Iraqis in Najaf Blame 2 Sides: "A family in Najaf is caught between U.S. soldiers, followers of Moktada al-Sadr and nightly firefights."

In New York Times: World Special

Reporter Freed as Rebel Cleric Brokers a Deal: "The journalist was released after Moktada al-Sadr intervened, even as his Shiite militia engaged in heavy fighting in Najaf."

In New York Times: World Special

U.S. soldier marries woman he met in Iraq: "PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - A Washington state soldier has married the Iraqi woman he met and fell in love with while in Baghdad."

In kgw.com: Iraq News

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