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ATTACKS

+ A roadside bomb exploded near a Humvee Tuesday in Khaldiyah, killing three U.S. soldiers. The same day, a roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers in Iskandariyah.

+ Three U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday in a roadside bombing in Kirkuk. Also, a bomb-laden car exploded outside a Mosul police station, killing nine Iraqis and injuring 45.

+ Two Iraqi employees of CNN were killed when their convoy was attacked south of Baghdad Tuesday.

+ A suicide bomber blew up a van disguised as an ambulance in front of a Baghdad hotel Wednesday, killing four people, including the bomber.

+ Attackers fired two rocket-propelled grenades at the Dutch Embassy in Iraq on Friday night, setting it on fire. No one was hurt.

MILITARY

+ Two U.S. soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday near Tikrit.

REBUILDING

+ Ahmed al-Sammarai, a former star athlete and defector, was unanimously elected to head Iraq's Olympic committee Thursday.

BEFORE THE WAR

+ The belief that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction was the result of bad intelligence, not political pressure on analysts to bolster President Bush's case for war, former weapons inspector David Kay said Wednesday.

+ A British judge on Wednesday said British Broadcasting Co. was wrong to report the government "sexed up" intelligence to justify war in Iraq. Three BBC employees resigned.

BY THE NUMBERS

100 Number of schools in Mosul officials said were in dire need of repairs. Bechtel Co. contractors fixed 50 before the school year started.

$2,500 Average payout for a loss of life by the U.S. military on more than 10,000 claims for property and personal losses in Iraq. Total payout was more than $2-million.

14 Amount, in tons, of West Point textbooks the U.S. Army has donated to the University of Baghdad.

9,800 Number of Humvees the U.S. military has in Iraq. Of them, 1,800 are armored.

DEATHS

As of Saturday, 519 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq. Identifications as reported by the U.S. military and not previously published:

+ Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael T. Blaise, 29, Macon, Mo.; helicopter crash Jan. 23; Mosul.

+ Army Chief Warrant Officer Brian D. Hazelgrove, 29, Fort Rucker, Ala.; helicopter crash Jan. 23; Mosul.

+ Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Kenneth Hendrickson, 41, Bismarck, N.D.; convoy attack Jan. 24; Fallujah.

+ Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Smette, 25, Makoti, N.D.; convoy attack Jan. 24; Fallujah.

+ Army Pfc. Ervin Dervishi, 21, Fort Worth, Texas; vehicle attack Jan. 24; Baji.

+ Army Spc. Jason K. Chappell, 22, Hemet, Calif.; car bomb Jan. 24; west of Baghdad.

+ Army Spc. William R. Sturges Jr., 24, Spring Church, Pa.; car bomb Jan. 24; west of Baghdad.

+ Army Sgt. Randy S. Rosenberg, 23, Berlin, N.H.; car bomb Jan. 24; west of Baghdad.

+ Army Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Dorff, 32, Minneapolis; helicopter crash Jan. 25; Mosul.

+ Army Capt. Matthew J. August, 28, North Kingstown, R.I.; explosion Tuesday; Khaldiyah.

+ Army Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, Whitesburg, Ky.; explosion Tuesday; Khaldiyah.

+ Army Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, 23, Brownsville, Ore.; explosion Tuesday; Khaldiyah.

+ Army 2nd Lt. Luke S. James, 24, Oklahoma; roadside bomb Tuesday; Iskandariyah.

+ Army Staff Sgt. Lester O. Kinney II, 27, Zanesville, Ohio; roadside bomb Tuesday; Iskandariyah.

+ Army Sgt. Cory R. Mracek, 26, Hay Springs, Neb.; roadside bomb Tuesday; Iskandariyah.

+ Army Pfc. Luis A. Moreno, 19, Bronx, N.Y.; died Thursday of wounds sustained in a shooting Jan. 23; Baghdad.

+ Army Staff Sgt. Sean G. Landrus, 31, Thompson, Ohio, died Thursday of wounds sustained in an explosion Tuesday; Khaldiyah.

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