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B4 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS INTERNATIONAL MONDAY, JUNE 12,2006 U,S. military identifies three suicide victims SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the Guantanamo detainees who committed suicide had been cleared for transfer to another country, a second allegedly was involved in an Afghanistan prison uprising in which a CIA agent died, and a third had ties to al-Qaida. The Defense Department on Sunday identified the three as Man! Shaman Turk! al-Habardi Al-Utaybi, Yassar Talal Al- Zahrani and AH Abdullah Ahmed of Yemen. The U.S. military said the bodies of the two Saudis and one Yemeni were found in their cells on Saturday, hanging from sheets and clothing. Officials said all three left suicide notes, the contents of which have not been made public. Their deaths touched off new scrutiny and criticism of the prison, with human rights groups and foreign officials demanding the facility be closed. About 460 people are being held on suspicion of links to al- Qaida and the Taliban at the isolated U.S. military base in southeastern Cuba. The military maintains the detainees pose a danger to the United States and its allies. But only 10 detainees have been charged, and many claim they were not involved in al-Qaida or were low-level Taliban members who never intended to harm the United States. Iran accepts only parts of Western package TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday that it accepted some parts of a Western offer aimed at getting Tehran to drop its nuclear program, but it rejected others while calling the central point ambiguous. Iran said the key issue of uranium enrichment — a process that can make nuclear fuel for a power plant or fissile material for an atomic bomb — needed clarification. Although the government did not give specifics, the comments were the first time Iran has said directly that it rejects or accepts parts of the package. Top nuclear negotiator AH Larijani said Iran would reject the package outright if Western powers threatened the Islamic republic "with sanctions in the nuclear standoff. Peacekeepers struggle to ease suffering in Darfur ZAMZAM, Sudan (AP) — Armed with heavy automatic rifles and a rocket launcher, 18 African Union peacekeepers warily patrol Zamzam, a sprawling camp of thatched huts and makeshift tents whore some 40,000 people have sought refuge from Darfur's violence. Their numbers were no match for the thousands of armed men in the area from a dozen warring factions. The AU is desperately short on men and material and viewed with increasing suspicion among some of the Sudanese it was sent to protect. Despite a peace accord between the government and' rebel groups, the United Nations and aid groups say violence has worsened in the past few weeks — leaving many to wonder whether the international community can bring calm to the battle-scarred land. The main faction of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement originally signed the May 5 accord with Sudan's government, but a splinter faction held out until Thursday, along with a faction of the Justice and Equality Movement, The UN. Security Council and the AU have agreed that a UN. force should take over operations in Darfur and that the 7,000 African troops now on the ground in Darfur must be reinforced quickly. But Khartoum has been reluctant to accept a UN. force, and security in the region remains precarious. Train strikes truck in Israel; 3 5 injured JERUSALEM (AP) — A train packed with hundreds of people hit a pickup truck in central Israel today, causing a locomotive and one carriage to overturn, and injuring 35 people, officials said. Channel 2 TV reported one person was killed, but police could not confirm that report. Rescue officials said one person was hurt seriously and three moderately. Three to five people were trapped inside the overturned cars, and emergency services were working to free them, they said. Michah Sher, a spokesman for Israel Railways, said 200 passengers were on the 12- to 14-car train. Violence continues as talks focus on security in Iraq BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — U.S.- led forces raided a house near a volatile city northeast of Baghdad today, killing nine people, including two children, the military said. The raid was staged in the area where terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed and the military said the targeted terrorists had ties to senior al-Qaida leaders across Iraq and were involved in helping foreign fighters. Local residents accused the Americans of targeting civilians and a man wearing a white dlsh- dasha held up the charred body of a toddler whose head had been blown in half. The Iraqis screamed "Allahu akbar" or "God is Great" as they loaded two wooden coffins onto pickup trucks. AP Television News footage also showed the burned-out shells of vehicles and a devastated house with a large hole in the roof. The military said coalition forces received enemy machine- gun fire from a rooftop and two people with AK-47s had been seen fleeing the area just prior to the assault. "Coalition aircraft supporting the ground force immediately suppressed the enemy fire, killing seven," the military said in a statement. "Following the assault, coalition troops discovered two children had been killed. One child was wounded and evacuated for treatment." It also said three terror suspects were wounded and detained in the raid near Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. Coalition forces seized rocket- propelled grenade launcher, five rockets, nine AK-47 assault rifles and 20 loaded ammunition magazines. The raid came as insurgents KARIM KADIM / Associated Press Friends from a sports club grieve today at the funeral of two Iraqi athletes, Alaa Sabeeh and Raied Hussein, who were killed Sunday night when a car bomb exploded as they were leaving a sports hall, at al- Kindi hospital in Baghdad, Iraq. It was the second strike in two days against the busy shopping district in the Karradah neighborhood of Baghdad, which killed at least four and wounded 16. stepped up attacks in a bid to show they weren't defeated after al-Zarqawi's death in a U.S. airstrike near Baqouba on Wednesday. US. and Iraqi officials have promised a crackdown on violence and sectarian attacks. A suicide car bomber plowed into a gas station in northern Iraq, killing four civilians and wounding more than 40, police Brig. Gen. Abdul-Hamid Khalaf said. The explosion occurred about 1:15 p.m. in Tal Afar, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad. A bomb also struck a minivan of workers in southern Baghdad, U.S. military: al-Zarqawi lived nearly an hour after airstrike BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi lived for 52 minutes after a U.S. warplane bombed his hideout northeast of Baghdad, and he died of extensive internal injuries consistent wi'th those caused by a.bomb, blast, the U.S. military said today. Al-Zarqawi's group, al-Qaida in Iraq, announced in a Web statement today that a militant named Abu Hamza al-Muhajer was appointed its new leader. Col. Steve Jones, command surgeon for Multinational Forces, said an autopsy concluded that al-Zarqawi died from serious injuries to his lungs in Wednesday's airstrike. An FBI test positively identified al-Zar- qawi's remains. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a spokesman for the U.S. military in Baghdad, said U.S. forces arrived about 28 minutes after a fighter jet bombed al-Zarqawi's hideout outside Baqouba. Medics secured al-Zarqawi's airway but his breathing was shallow and labored, and he expelled blood from his mouth. "It was very evident he had extremely massive internal injuries," Caldwell said. Al-Zarqawi died 24 minutes after coalition forces arrived, he said. Jones said the autopsy conducted Saturday showed that al- Zarqawi died from injuries to his lungs. "Blast waves from the two bombs caused tearing, bruising of the lungs and bleeding," he said. "There was no evidence of firearm injuries." The al-Qaida in Iraq leader , also suffered head and facial,,,,.-, i wounds, bleeding in his ears and '. a fracture of his lower right leg. Caldwell also said 140 military operation were carried out since al-Zarqawi's death and 32 insurgents were killed and 178 detained. He said 11 raids were directly connected to intelligence gleaned from al-Zarqawi's death. "As far as the al-Qaida network, we are cautiously optimistic that we have been very successful thus far in the ongoing operations in last five days. We know this is not going to end the insurgency, it will take the people of Iraq to make that decision with their Iraqi security forces," Caldwell said. He said an F-16 dropped a 500- pound bomb on al-Zarqawi's hideout at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday. A second bomb followed. U.S. troops arrived at 6:40 p.m. and found Iraqi police at the site. He said a coalition medic treated al-Zarqawi, who lapsed in and out of consciousness. "At 7:04 p.m. on 7 June, Zar- qawi was dead," Caldwell said. He said al-Zarqawi's spiritual adviser, Sheik Abdul-Rahman, was killed instantly in the strike. Afghan forces kill 37 militants KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces killed 37 suspected militants, including a relative of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, in three separate battles, an Afghan army general said today. Omar's brother-in-law, Mullah Amanullah, was among 15 insurgents killed in one of the battles in Siachave village, in southern Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, when troops stormed the area late Sunday after a tip from tribesmen, said army commander Gen. Rehmatullah Raufi. Amanullah, whose body was recovered from the village, was the Taliban commander in Uruz- gan province's Dihrawud district and responsible for numerous rebel attacks, Raufi said. Coalition military spokesman Maj. Quentin Innis could not confirm if Amanullah had been killed. Six other suspected militants were captured and several assault rifles and rocket launchers seized in the village, Raufi said. No Afghan or coalition troops were hurt. In a second raid early today, Afghan and coalition troops killed 12 suspected militants in southern Kandahar province's Saidan village, Raufi said. The rebels were discovered hiding in a shop selling dried fruit, sparking a fierce gunbattle that followed a two-day operation tracking the insurgents. Ten militants were killed in neighboring Helmand province's Sangin district late Sunday in a battle involving Afghan and British forces, the Afghan general said. The clash was the same in which a British soldier was killed and two others seriously wounded, Raufi said. The deaths come amid three weeks of the worst fighting since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. More than 500 people, mostly militants, have been killed and fears have been raised for this country's future In Kabul, U.S. Ambassador Ronald Neumann suggested drug barons were inciting some of the violence in an effort to destabilize the region and undermine the government's U.S.-backed counternarcotics campaign. Neumann said a campaign by President Hamid Karzai's U.S.- backed administration to forcibly eradicate poppies prompted the drug lords to take action. "Drug dealers are trying to make more violence. Two years ago, there was no eradication of poppy," Neumann said. "This year, President Karzai led a very strong policy to have governors eradicate poppy and to tell people not to grow." killing six people and wounding 10, police Capt. Jamil Hussein said. Elsewhere, a roadside bomb detonated next to a police patrol east of Kirkuk, but missed and struck a civilian car. One person was killed in the explosion, two more were injured, police said. The deaths come as Iraqi and U.S. officials plan a security crackdown after al-Qaida vowed in a Web message last weekend to carry out "major attacks" to avenge al-Zarqawi's death. Officials hope his death will slow sectarian violence. On the political front, radical anti-US, cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for the resignations of three Shiite Cabinet ministers, saying they lacked the necessary qualifications and experience to run their ministries. Al-Sadr also accused at least one of them, the minister of state for provincial affairs Saad Tahir Abid, of having ties to Sad- dam Hussein's Baathist regime, officials said. Hassan al-Rubaie, a member of al-Sadr's bloc, said that Abid, the minister of state for tourism, Liwa Semeism, and Transport Minister Karim Mahdi already had offered their resignations and al-Malikl would decide whether to accept them over the next few days. In the United States, President George Bush huddled with top advisers at Camp David to discuss a new strategy for Iraq, which would include reconstruction effort and curbing violence. Bush will talk with Iraq'8 Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Tuesday Together they hope to set a solid agenda for addressing security and repairing infrastructure like Iraq's electricity system that has led to dissatisfaction with U.S. forces. Estimates say Iraqis have between 30 minutes and two hours of electricity a day. Al-Maliki's new security team also has moved ahead with a plan to restore security in Baghdad, which has suffered most from suicide attackers, roadside bombs and sectarian death squads. The government will announce the plan in days. Iraqi and U.S. officials on Sunday released some 200 detainees from Abu Ghraib. Al-Maliki has promised to release 2,500 prisoners by the end of this month — a total that would be the largest since the U.S. led invasion in March 2003. Sunnis frequently complain of random detentions and maltreatment at the hands of the Shiite- led government and the releases are seen as a key step toward dampening a Sunni-led insurgency. The discussions on security come after al-Qaida in Iraq insisted in a Web statement last weekend that it was still powerful after the death of Zarqawi. The statement said the group's leadership "renews its allegiance" to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. 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