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Thursday  May 26, 2005

Hamas rejects local revotes 5/26/2005, 8:25 p.m. PT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Egyptian mediators failed on Thursday to persuade Hamas militants to accept court-ordered revotes in three Gaza local elections it won, casting a shadow over an upcoming parliamentary vote and possibly endangering a truce with Israel.
40,000 Iraqis to form shield in Baghdad 5/26/2005, 8:23 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq announced plans Thursday to deploy 40,000 police and soldiers in the capital and ring the city with hundreds of checkpoints "like a bracelet" in the largest show of Iraqi force since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Two U.S. soldiers died when their helicopter was shot down.
Two GIs die in helicopter crashes in Iraq 5/26/2005, 7:41 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Two American soldiers were killed Thursday night when their helicopter was shot down near Baghdad, while another chopper was hit but landed safely, the U.S. military said.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 5/26/2005, 7:32 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, May 26, 2005, at least 1,652 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 1,263 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.
Claims about al-Zarqawi suggest confusion 5/26/2005, 6:44 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Speculation about Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's fate and conflicting claims Thursday over who is running al-Qaida in Iraq suggest confusion or perhaps even a power struggle within Iraq's most lethal terror group.
Claims about al-Zarqawi suggest confusion 5/26/2005, 4:16 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Speculation about Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's fate and conflicting claims Thursday over who is running al-Qaida in Iraq suggest confusion or perhaps even a power struggle within Iraq's most lethal terror group.
Iraq PM announces security plan 5/26/2005, 4:14 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, announcing plans for a massive police presence in and around the capital, acknowledged Thursday that "you can't fix in six months what it took 35 years to destroy."
U.S.: Helicopter crashes north of Baghdad 5/26/2005, 4:04 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An American helicopter crashed Thursday north of Baghdad after coming under small arms fire, the U.S. military said. There was no immediate word on the number aboard or their condition.
40,000 Iraqis to form shield in Baghdad 5/26/2005, 4:04 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq announced plans Thursday to deploy 40,000 police and soldiers in the capital and ring the city with hundreds of checkpoints "like a bracelet" in the largest show of Iraqi force since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 5/26/2005, 3:44 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, May 26, 2005, at least 1,650 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 1,263 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.
Iraqi engineer rescued by U.S. troops 5/26/2005, 1:58 p.m. PT
HADITHA, Iraq (AP) An Iraqi engineer freed in a U.S. military operation said Thursday that foreign insurgents held him captive at a desert outpost, beat and tortured him with electric shocks, and fled only after American aircraft buzzed overhead.
New Iraq security cordon to ring Baghdad 5/26/2005, 11:25 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The government said Thursday a security cordon of 40,000 Iraqi soldiers and police will ring Baghdad starting next week in what it dubbed Operation Lightning, aimed at halting a spree of insurgent violence that has killed more than 620 people this month.
New Iraq security cordon to ring Baghdad 5/26/2005, 9:49 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The government said Thursday a security cordon of 40,000 Iraqi soldiers and police will ring Baghdad starting next week in what it dubbed Operation Lightning, aimed at halting a spree of insurgent violence that has killed more than 620 people this month.
New Iraq security cordon to ring Baghdad 5/26/2005, 7:56 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The government announced Thursday that a security cordon of 40,000 Iraqi soldiers and police will ring Baghdad starting next week to try to halt a spree of insurgent violence that has killed more than 620 people this month.
Iraqi government says al-Zarqawi wounded 5/26/2005, 7:13 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's most lethal insurgent group appears to be facing a leadership crisis amid conflicting reports about the fate of its leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and whether a Saudi militant has been named to stand in for him.
Iraqi government says al-Zarqawi wounded 5/26/2005, 5:47 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The interior minister said Thursday his office believes insurgent leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was wounded, while an Internet statement claimed that Iraq's most feared terrorist group had appointed a deputy to fill in for the Jordanian.
Iraqi government says al-Zarqawi wounded 5/26/2005, 4:47 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's Interior Minister said Thursday his office believes Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was wounded, but doesn't know if he is dead, as Iraqi officials announced a new crackdown on insurgents in the capital.
Iraqi government says al-Zarqawi wounded 5/26/2005, 4:14 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's interior and defense ministers said Thursday they have information that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been wounded, apparent confirmation of recent rumors that the Jordanian-born terrorist leader of al-Qaida in Iraq was injured.
Iraq claims Al-Zarqawi has been wounded 5/26/2005, 4:07 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's interior and defense ministers said Thursday that they have information that Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been wounded.

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