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10 More U.S. Personnel Die in Iraq

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by KenH, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    This is a a real shame.

    Five U.S. personnel killed in Iraq helicopter crash
    Tue Aug 14, 3:52 PM ET

    Five U.S. service personnel were killed when a military transport helicopter crashed during a routine flight west of Baghdad on Tuesday.

    The crash takes the death toll for the U.S. military to 10 in the past two days.

    The U.S. military said the CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed near its al-Taqaddum air base outside Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, while conducting a "routine post-maintenance check flight."

    There was no indication whether it was shot down. An investigation is under way.

    The deaths of the five on board the helicopter takes the total number of U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq since the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hussein to at least 3,699.

    So far in August at least 41 U.S. service members have died, compared with a total of 71 for July.

    The military said earlier three soldiers were killed in an explosion in northern Nineveh province on Monday and another soldier died in combat in Baghdad the same day.

    Another soldier was killed in combat on Tuesday.

    - http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070814/ts_nm/iraq_crash_dc_2