Three US soldiers killed in Iraq

Three US soldiers have been killed in fighting in Baghdad and Najaf.

    The US army death toll in Iraq is edging towards the 1000 mark

    In a statement released by the US military on Saturday, the army confirmed two of its marines had died in Najaf while fighting militiamen.
      
    A third was killed after his unit was ambushed in west Baghdad by resistance fighters opposed to the presence of foreign military forces in Iraq.
      
    The soldier died when a rocket-propelled grenade slammed into his patrol vehicle on Friday afternoon, the military said in a statement.
      
    More than 926 US troops have died in Iraq since last year's US-led invasion.

    SOURCE: AFP


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