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Indie Media Magazine Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:07 PM
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US Helicopter Downed By Surface-To-Air Missile - Witnesses
Daily Dispatch - South Africa
1-27-5

BAGHDAD (Sapa-AFP) -- At least 31 US Marines were killed in a US transport helicopter crash near the western Iraqi city of Rutbah, according to military and media reports yesterday.

It is the highest number of US fatalities to result from a single incident since the US first occupied Iraq almost two years ago.

Earlier yesterday the US military in Baghdad confirmed the crash saying it happened overnight as the helicopter was transporting soldiers from the 1st Marine Division, headquartered in Fallujah.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:32 PM
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Jonathan_Hoag Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:42 PM
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2. As a new guy ...
I have to defend him. Maybe he posted three times by accident (it happens). The post certainly have been posted very close to each other which makes it plausible.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 09:28 AM
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3. Funny How Why the Helicopter Went Down Got No Press
I would listen closely on NPR, read the NYT, and nobody said one word about it.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 09:37 AM
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4. But there was "bad weather" in the area.
Intermittent thunder showers with occasional SAMs.
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