US soldiers killed in Iraq attacks

Five dead in bomb and gun attacks.

    Thousands of US troops have been killed in Iraq [AFP]

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    Another US soldier was killed by small arms fire in Diyala province.

      

    A roadside bomb meanwhile exploded next to a US military vehicle killing another soldier in the northern province of Nineveh.

     

    The military also announced the death of a soldier on Tuesday in Baghdad from a roadside bomb.

     

    The US military said it anticipated it would suffer more casualties when it launched a security crackdown three months ago, pouring thousands of extra troops into Baghdad and other areas.

     

    The crackdown is seen as a last-ditch attempt to drag Iraq back from the brink of all-out sectarian civil war between Shia and Sunni armed groups.

     

    The announcements came after the US congress approved $95 bn in new funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without any timetable for withdrawing troops.

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


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