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Tuesday  May 3, 2005

Iraqi gov't sworn in amid wave of violence 5/3/2005, 9:23 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The first democratically elected government in the history of Iraq was sworn in Tuesday against a backdrop of surging violence, and the new Shiite prime minister pledged before a half-empty parliament that he would unite the country's rival ethnic factions and fight terrorism.
Alleged al-Zarqawi letter shows low morale 5/3/2005, 8:10 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military released on Tuesday a letter it believes was addressed to terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi from an underling complaining that incompetence of leaders in his al-Qaida in Iraq network is hurting morale among his fighters.
A daily look at military deaths in Iraq 5/3/2005, 6:57 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at least 1,586 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 1,211 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.
Iraqi gov't sworn in amid wave of violence 5/3/2005, 4:59 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The first democratically elected government in the history of Iraq was sworn in Tuesday against a backdrop of surging violence, and the new Shiite prime minister pledged before a half-empty parliament that he would unite the country's rival ethnic factions and fight terrorism.
Alleged al-Zarqawi letter shows low morale 5/3/2005, 4:31 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military released on Tuesday a letter it believes was addressed to terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi from an underling complaining that incompetence of leaders in his al-Qaida in Iraq network is hurting morale among his fighters.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 5/3/2005, 2:25 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at least 1,583 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 1,211 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.
Text of al-Zarqawi letter 5/3/2005, 12:59 p.m. PT
(AP) Excerpts from a letter the U.S. military says was addressed to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of al-Qaida in Iraq, from a member of the organization. The original Arabic of a copy of the letter, provided by the U.S. military, was translated by The Associated Press, but some words in the original were unclear. The letter's authenticity could not be independently verified.
Iraq's new government pledges unity 5/3/2005, 12:37 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari pledged to unite Iraq's rival ethnic and religious factions and fight terrorism as the nation's first democratically elected government was sworn in Tuesday amid escalating violence.
American jets likely collided in Iraq 5/3/2005, 12:32 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) One of two pilots whose Marine Corps fighter jets were reported missing in Iraq has been found, and investigators have concluded that their planes likely collided in the air, a senior defense official said Tuesday.
Letter believed sent to al-Zarqawi found 5/3/2005, 9:44 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S.-led forces have recovered a letter they believe was addressed to Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi complaining about low morale among his followers and the incompetence of leaders in his terror network, the military said Tuesday.
Loud explosion heard in central Baghdad 5/3/2005, 6:46 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A loud explosion was heard in central Baghdad on Tuesday. Thick black smoke was seen rising from the direction of the heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government offices, foreign embassies and the U.S. military.
Body of one U.S. pilot found in Iraq 5/3/2005, 6:05 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) One of two pilots whose Marine Corps fighter jets were reported missing in Iraq has been found, and investigators have concluded that their planes likely collided in the air, a senior defense official said Tuesday.
Iraqi leader seeks to finalize Cabinet 5/3/2005, 5:43 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's incoming prime minister on Tuesday met with the presidential council to finalize the remaining seats in his Cabinet before Iraq's first democratically elected government was sworn in, lawmakers said. The body of a pilot from one of two missing U.S. Marine jets was found, and a deadly battle broke out near the Syrian border.
Battle with insurgents kills 15 in Iraq 5/3/2005, 5:35 a.m. PT
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) Insurgents attacked coalition forces Tuesday in Ramadi, setting off a battle that killed 12 militants, an Iraqi soldier and two Iraqi civilians, the American military said.
Allies recover letter for al-Zarqawi 5/3/2005, 5:17 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S.-led forces have recovered a letter they believe was addressed to Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi complaining about low morale among his followers and the incompetence of leaders in his terror network, the military said Tuesday.
Body of missing U.S. pilot found in Iraq 5/3/2005, 4:43 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's incoming prime minister on Tuesday met with the presidential council to finalize the remaining seats in his Cabinet before Iraq's first democratically elected government was sworn in, lawmakers said. The body of a pilot from one of two missing U.S. Marine jets was found, and a deadly battle broke out near the Syrian border.
Body of one pilot found in Iraq 5/3/2005, 4:02 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The body of an American pilot was found Tuesday during a search for two missing Marine fighter jets in Iraq, the U.S. military said.
Coalition soldiers kill 12 insurgents 5/3/2005, 12:55 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Coalition soldiers fought suspected insurgents near a Syrian border town in a battle that killed 12 militants, injured a 6-year-old girl and wounded six coalition soldiers, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

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