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2006-06-03 08:17:04

By Michael Georgy and Fredrik Dahl BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Russian embassy employee was killed in Baghdad on Saturday and four others were kidnapped by gunmen who stopped their car and fired on it, Russian and Iraqi officials said. A Foreign Ministry spokesman in Moscow said the victims were all Russian nationals working at the embassy. Iraqi Interior Ministry and police sources said gunmen in three cars blocked a road in the smart Mansour district and opened fire on the embassy...

2006-06-03 04:11:42

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government believes the U.S. military's exoneration of U.S. troops accused of killing civilians in the town of Ishaqi in March was unfair and will press on with its own investigation, an aide to the prime minister said on Saturday. Adnan al-Kazimi also said the government would demand an apology from the United States and compensation for the victims in several cases, including the alleged massacre in the western town of Haditha last year. "We have from...

2006-06-03 05:31:43

By Mariam Karouny and Fredrik Dahl BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq vowed on Saturday to press on with its own probe into the deaths of civilians in a U.S. raid on the town of Ishaqi, rejecting the U.S. military's exoneration of its forces. Adnan al-Kazimi, an aide to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said the government would also demand an apology from the United States and compensation for the victims in several cases, including the alleged massacre in the town of Haditha last year. "We...

2006-06-03 00:27:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marine commanders in Iraq knew within two days of the killings in Haditha in November that gunfire, not a roadside bomb, had killed Iraqi civilians but they saw no reason to investigate further, The New York Times reported on Saturday. A senior Marine officer told the Times that commanders informed investigators they had not viewed the early discrepancies in accounts about how the two dozen Iraqis died as unusual, and that they had no information at the time...

2006-06-02 15:36:35

By Sito Negron EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - The family of Miguel Terrazas learned he had died in an explosion while serving as a U.S. Marine in Iraq and now, as investigators probe whether his death triggered a massacre of civilians, they are having to relive the painful event. Lance Cpl. Terrazas, 20, known by his nickname T.J., was killed by a roadside bomb in the town of Haditha last November and at first the death of this California-based soldier did not garner much public...

2006-06-02 18:04:22

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military probe has found U.S. forces did nothing wrong in a March raid in the town of Ishaqi in which civilians were killed, saying they "properly followed the rules of engagement," the military said on Friday. "Allegations that the troops executed a family living in this safe house, and then hid the alleged crimes by directing an air strike, are absolutely false," Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a senior U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said...

2006-06-02 15:02:56

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A roadside bomb explodes under a U.S. military vehicle on an Iraqi street, killing four troops and wounding three more. An American soldier sees a man looking out a window of an apartment building and talking on a phone, and believes this is the "trigger man." It is a heavily populated area with numerous women and children, as well as military-aged men. The soldier's squad leader says to open fire on the man in the apartment building. How should...

2006-06-02 14:11:34

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A roadside bomb explodes under a U.S. military vehicle on an Iraqi street, killing four troops and wounding three more. An American soldier sees a man looking out a window of an apartment building and talking on a phone, and believes this is the "trigger man." It is a heavily populated area with numerous women and children, as well as military-aged men. The soldier's squad leader says to open fire on the man in the apartment building. How should...

2006-06-02 07:10:54

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government will ask the United States for the investigative files into allegations that U.S. Marines killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday. Standing beside U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad during a visit to a new Baghdad power plant, Maliki said he first heard of the alleged November 19 massacre in the town through the media. "I hope it (the U.S. investigation) will be fair for the...

2006-06-02 07:47:57

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Friday expressed confidence in an investigation by U.S. Marines into the killing of Iraqi civilians at Haditha, saying "we will soon know the answers." Allegations that U.S. Marines rampaged through houses in the Iraqi town of Haditha on November 19 and fatally shot two dozen civilians followed Rumsfeld as he traveled to Singapore to attend an Asian regional security conference. "My impression is that the Marine Corps...


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