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ATTACKS

+ Car bombings, mortar attacks and clashes between insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi security forces killed at least 59 people across Iraq on Sept. 12. In Baghdad, a U.S. military helicopter fired into a crowd of civilians who had surrounded a burning Army armored vehicle, killing 13 people, said Saad Amili of the Health Ministry. Among those killed was a Palestinian journalist reporting for the Arab satellite network Al-Arabiya.

+ A suicide car bomb tore through a crowd of young men outside a police headquarters building in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 47 people and wounding 114. In Baqubah, guerrillas fired on a police van, killing 12 people.

+ U.S. soldiers discovered the decapitated bodies of three Arab men Wednesday along a highway north of Baghdad, while a suicide car bomb exploded at an Iraqi National Guard checkpoint south of the capital, killing two men and wounding 10.

+ Masked gunmen kidnapped three contractors _ two Americans and a Briton _ from their Baghdad residence Thursday. A videotape released Saturday threatened to behead them within two days.

+ A suicide car bomber slammed into a line of police cars in Baghdad on Friday, killing three people. U.S. forces stopped another potential suicide bombing, and the two bombers blew themselves up.

+ Two car bombs exploded near Baghdad's airport Saturday, killing two U.S soldiers and wounding eight. In Kirkuk, a car bomb killed at least 19 people and wounded 67.

MILITARY

+ On Monday, American warplanes made what the military called a precision strike on a meeting place of terrorists believed linked to al-Qaida in the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah, killing an estimated 25 militants.

+ A U.S. Marine died in combat on Tuesday in Anbar province, which includes Ramadi and the virulently anti-American city of Fallujah.

+ Two U.S. airstrikes Thursday targeted facilities used by members of an insurgent organization led by Abu Musab Zarqawi.

+ U.S. warplanes made two strikes in Fallujah on Friday, killing at least 44 people. U.S. forces also rounded up 63 suspected foreign fighters.

DIPLOMACY

+ On Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that violated the U.N. Charter. The United States, Britain and Australia rejected the allegation.

REBUILDING

+ Senate Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday denounced the Bush administration's slow progress in rebuilding Iraq, saying the risks of failure are great if it doesn't act with greater urgency.

DEATHS

As of Saturday, 1,027 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq. Identifications as reported by the U.S. military and not previously published:

+ Marine Pfc. Jason T. Poindexter, 20, San Angelo, Texas; Sept. 12; Anbar province.

+ Marine 1st Lt. Alexander E. Wetherbee, 27, Fairfax, Va.; Sept. 12; Anbar province.

+ Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cedergren, 25, South St. Paul, Minn.; Sept. 11; near Iskandariyah.

+ Army Spc. Michael A. Martinez, 29, Juan Diaz, Puerto Rico; vehicle accident Sept. 8; Baqubah.

+ Army Pfc. Jason L. Sparks, 19, Monroeville, Ohio; Sept. 8; Fallujah.

+ Marine Lance Cpl. Cesar F. Machado-Olmos, 20, Spanish Fork, Utah; vehicle accident Monday; Anbar province.

+ Army Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, Cypress, Calif.; explosion Sept. 10; Balad.

+ Marine Lance Cpl. Dominic C. Brown, 19, Austin, Texas; nonhostile incident Monday; Anbar province.

+ Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Halal, 22, Glendale, Ariz.; vehicle accident Monday; Anbar province.

+ Army Staff Sgt. Guy S. Hagy Jr., 31, Lodi, Calif.; explosion Monday; Baghdad.

+ Army Sgt. Carl Thomas, 29, Phoenix; explosion Monday; Baghdad.

+ Marine Lance Cpl. Drew M. Uhles, 20, DuQuoin, Ill.; attack Wednesday; Anbar province.

+ Army 1st Lt. Tyler H. Brown, 26, Atlanta; attack Tuesday; Ramadi.

+ Army Sgt. Jacob H. Demand, 29, Palouse, Wash.; attack Tuesday; Mosul.

+ Marine Maj. Kevin M. Shea, 38, Washington, D.C.; Tuesday; Anbar province.

+ Marine Lance Cpl. Mathew D. Puckett, 19, Mason, Texas; Monday; Anbar province.

+ Marine Cpl. Adrian V. Soltau, 21, Milwaukee; Monday; Anbar province.

+ Army Spc. Lauro G. DeLeon Jr., 20, Floresville, Texas; explosion Sept. 8; Balad.

+ Marine Cpl. Jaygee Meluat, 24, Tamuning, Guam; Monday; Anbar province.

+ Marine 1st Lieutenant Andrew K. Stern, 24, Germantown, Tenn.; combat Thursday; Anbar province.

+ Marine Cpl. Steven A. Rintamaki, 21, Lynnwood, Wash.; combat Thursday; Anbar province.

Killled in an attack Monday in Taji:

+ Army Staff Sgt. David J. Weisenburg, 26, Portland, Ore.

+ Army Spc. Benjamin W. Isenberg, 27, Sheridan, Ore.

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