Death Toll Rises to 23 in U.N. Bombing

Searchers pulled three more bodies from the rubble of the bombed U.N. headquarters in Baghdad on Thursday, raising the death toll to 23. Also, the U.S. military said it captured Ali Hassan al-Majid, No. 5 on the list of most-wanted Iraqis.

Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin of Saddam Hussein, once ran Iraq’s armed forces. Opponents dubbed him “Chemical Ali” for his role in 1988 chemical weapons attacks that killed thousands of Kurds in northern Iraq. Earlier, U.S. troops nabbed a suspected Iraqi militia leader carrying what appeared to be a hit list of 10 Iraqi names. And an American soldier was reported killed by “an improvised explosive device,” the U.S. Central Command said. Two other soldiers were wounded in the incident in the Karkah district of Baghdad late Wednesday. The dead soldier, whose name was not yet released, was from the 1st Armored Division. The military had no other details. Full Story

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