News Digest June 20-26


Air-raid sirens in Baghdad woke residents early Sunday morning as a flight of 23 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two U.S. warships converged in an attack on the headquarters of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The raid was in response to an attempt in April to assassinate former President George Bush in Kuwait. President Bill Clinton said he approved the retaliation after receiving "compelling evidence" that Iraq had been responsible for planning the foiled assassination attempt.

Federal agents in the New York City area arrested eight Muslim extremists, including two who may have had a hand in the World Trade Center...

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