Anti-Saddam Iraqi Shiite leader Majid al-Khoei was assassinated in Shiite holy town of Najaf Thursday.

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April 10, 2003

Rioting in town streets.

Hundreds of Kurdish PUK and KUD militiamen pour into the north Iraqi oil town of Kirkuk with US special forces Thursday after Iraqi government troops withdraw south. US and Kurdish leaders post fresh guarantees in Ankara pledging Kurds will not annex either Kirkuk or Mosul to Kurdish autonomy and its fighters will leave oil regions when secured.