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Some Headlines Of Today

Saturday  December 25, 2004

Rumsfeld says Iraqis must stop insurgents 12/25/2004, 7:36 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In his Christmas eve encounters with U.S. military commanders and hundreds of their troops, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld heard and said little about armor or troop shortages, issues that have made him a political target in Washington among both Democrats and Republicans.
GIs, Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas 12/25/2004, 4:39 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Security concerns kept many Iraqi Christians away from church Christmas Day, while U.S. troops in Baghdad celebrated the holiday as traditionally as possible feasting on turkey and then relaxing at the pool table or computer screen.
Daily U.S. military deaths in Iraq 12/25/2004, 2:11 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at least 1,323 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1034 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
Ansar al-Sunnah Army gains clout in Iraq 12/25/2004, 1:56 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Ansar al-Sunnah Army has emerged from its roots as a little known militant group operating in northern Iraq to become the country's deadliest terror network, capable of carrying out spectacular strikes like last week's suicide bombing at a U.S. base and virtually eclipsing al-Qaida's cell in the war-torn nation.
Rumsfeld: Iraqis must defeat insurgency 12/25/2004, 1:36 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In his Christmas eve encounters with U.S. military commanders and hundreds of their troops, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld heard and said little about armor or troop shortages, issues that have made him a political target in Washington among both Democrats and Republicans.
U.S. Marines capture 2 al-Qaida chiefs 12/25/2004, 12:42 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces captured two senior figures in al-Qaida's branch in Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday, and one of Turkey's richest businessmen was reported kidnapped, appearing in a video along with a weeping employee saying they were being held hostage.
Video shows man saying he's Iraq hostage 12/25/2004, 12:26 p.m. PT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) One of Turkey's richest businessmen said he has been kidnapped in Iraq, appearing in a video aired Saturday alongside one of his weeping employees and saying they were being treated well by their captors.
Nine die in Baghdad tanker truck blast 12/25/2004, 7:49 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Police uncovered more bodies under the rubble Saturday after a suicide bomber blew up a gas tanker in Baghdad, bringing the death toll from the attack to at least nine, while the U.S. Marines said they captured two cell leaders loyal to Iraq's most wanted terrorist.
Video: 2 Turkish men held hostage in Iraq 12/25/2004, 3:58 a.m. PT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Video footage aired Saturday on Turkish televisions showed a Turkish ship owner saying he and another man were being held hostage in Iraq.
Few Iraqi Christians attend Christmas Mass 12/25/2004, 2:38 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Only a few Iraqi Christians showed up to celebrate Mass in Baghdad's churches on Saturday because of fears that Islamic militants could launch attacks to coincide with the holiday.
Baghdad truck blast kills 9, injures 14 12/25/2004, 2:18 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Police on Saturday said nine people died and 14 were seriously wounded in a gas tanker explosion in west Baghdad that occurred just hours after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld left the capital following a surprise visit.

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