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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 09:26 PM
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U.S. military blames Shiite militia in Iraq for killing of 5 soldiers
Source: CNN

U.S. military blames Shiite militia in Iraq for killing of 5 soldiers
By Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
June 12, 2011 -- Updated 2016 GMT (0416 HKT)

(CNN) -- An attack that killed five American soldiers in Iraq is likely the work of a Shiite militia trying to take credit for driving forces out of the country, the U.S. military said.

The attack was followed by a purported claim of responsibility for the killings by one such group.

The June 6 killings were the single largest loss of life among U.S. troops in Iraq since 2009.

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"Our assessment is that groups like the Iranian-backed militias: Kataib Hezbollah, Asaib al-Haq, and the Promise Day Brigade, are attempting to claim credit for driving US forces out of Iraq to garner prestige by conducting these attacks."

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Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/06/12/iraq.us.t...
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