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Baghdad snipers: A number of snipers have fired upon U.S. troops in Baghdad and that most of the attackers were either killed or arrested, said Maj. Gen. Buford Blount, commander of the 3rd Army Infantry Division. Blount also said the No. 1 priority of his troops now is maintaining security in Baghdad.
Suspected terrorist: Senior Bush administration officials Tuesday said a member of an al Qaeda-affiliated terror group operating in Iraq has been captured by U.S. forces. Sources said the individual is a member of a group operating in the west of Baghdad under the leadership of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, a Jordanian believed by the United States to have been the mastermind of the assassination of American diplomat Lawrence Foley in Amman last October.
Protest violence: At least 15 Iraqi civilians were killed and 53 injured during a gunfight with 82nd Airborne Division soldiers in the town of Fallujah, witnesses and Red Cross officials said Tuesday. Full Story | 82nd Airborne Division
WMD search: Substances found at a remote northern Iraq site were undergoing additional tests Monday for the presence of chemical weapons and there is a chance that results could be in late in the day, a U.S. military official said. Mobile Exploitation Team Bravo took samples Sunday, which have been taken away for additional analysis in the United States and in Iraq, First Lt. Valerie Phipps of the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment. Full Story
Baghdad ambush: Four U.S. soldiers were wounded, one of them seriously, in an ambush Sunday morning in downtown Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said. U.S. Army Civil Affairs soldiers were traveling in two vehicles on a "public health-related mission," when they were "engaged with small-arms fire from an assailant who approached them while the vehicles were stopped in traffic," Central Command said.
Officials in custody: The official once responsible for managing Iraq's cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors and Baghdad's self-proclaimed mayor were in U.S. custody Sunday as U.S. authorities worked to restore order and services in the Iraqi capital. Hossam Amin, the former chief of Iraq's National Monitoring Directorate, may be able to provide information on the whereabouts of Iraq's suspected stocks of chemical and biological weapons or of ousted leader Saddam Hussein. Full Story
U.S. soldier killed: Responding to Iraqi gunfire, a U.S. soldier was killed and another was wounded Saturday when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled over in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, U.S. Central Command reported Sunday. The wounded soldier is being treated in a hospital, according to Central Command.
Command center to move: U.S. Central Command will move its Combined Air Operations Center from Saudi Arabia to Qatar. The CAOC has been operating from Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia since 1997, monitoring air space operations across the region and conducting patrol missions over southern Iraq. The CAOC will now be located at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Full Story | Prince Sultan Air Base | Al Udeid Air Base
Coalition: 170 coalition deaths reported, including 138 U.S. troops and 32 British soldiers and marines.
List of coalition fatalities | Coalition deaths fewer than in 1991
Wounded: At least 495 U.S. service members have been wounded. No numbers are available for British forces.
Iraq: Iraq has not released details of military casualties. U.S. military officials have reported thousands of Iraqi military deaths. Abu Dhabi TV, quoting official Iraqi sources, reported that 1,252 Iraqi civilians have been killed and 5,103 wounded. CNN cannot verify those figures.
Missing or captured: The remains of the final U.S. soldier listed as missing in action, Spc. Edward J. Anguiano, 24, of Brownsville, Texas, were recovered on April 24.
Coalition POWs/MIAs
Iraqi POWs: Roughly 6,800 Iraqi soldiers remain in coalition custody, according to U.S. Central Command.


Source: CNN, Pentagon. * Number as of April 29, 2003. Cause of one U.S. death remains undetermined.
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April 22: Ceasefire with Iranian dissidents
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