Jun 06, 2004
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Israel has assassinated a leading Hamas operative based inSyria.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The U.S. military has concluded that privatecontractors were largely responsible for the poor performance of Iraq'smilitary and security forces.
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The United States has arrested a senior Iraqi commander inwhat was described as a blow to the newly-reconstituted National Guard.
CAIRO [MENL] -- Egypt has launched a major military exercise with a NATOmember.