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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 10:13 AM
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5 American Troops, 4 British Soldiers Killed In Separate Attacks
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5 American Troops, 4 British Soldiers Killed In Separate Attacks

Created: 4/5/2007 9:18:30 AM
Last updated: 4/5/2007 9:19:19 AM

By BASSEM MROUE
Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Four British soldiers were killed Thursday in an ambush in southern Iraq, while five U.S. troops died in separate attacks in Baghdad, and a U.S. Army helicopter went down south of the capital but all nine aboard survived, officials said.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair raised the possibility that elements linked to Iran might have been behind the ambush, which he called "a terrorist act," but he added that it was too early to make a specific allegation against Tehran.

The U.S. military said the five U.S. soldiers were killed in three separate attacks in the Baghdad area, where thousands of American forces have taken to the streets with their Iraqi counterparts as part of the operation to quell sectarian violence in the city of 6 million people.

A roadside bomb Wednesday killed two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Baghdad, while another blast north of the capital killed two soldiers and wounded one, the military said. The fifth soldier was killed Tuesday by small-arms fire while on patrol in eastern Baghdad, a predominantly Shiite part of the city, the military said.

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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 10:16 AM
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1. here's a link to the BBC report on the UK soldiers deaths.
Edited on Thu Apr-05-07 10:18 AM by TheBaldyMan
BBC Four UK soldiers killed in Iraq

They were killed by a roadside bomb along with their Iraqi translator.

After the bomb explosion British forces in the area came under attack from small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades, and they fired back.

Iraqi police said the British forces attacked a nearby police checkpoint and detained and disarmed those manning it.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 10:25 AM
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2. thanks
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 10:35 AM
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3. Oh My Oh My
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