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3 US Soldiers, 5 Iraqis Killed, May 10, 2009


Yaqen.net reported the following news:

- Iraqi Consultants Council issued a statement condemning the recent bombings in Iraq, which resulted in killing and injuring scores of Iraqis. The Council said that these bombings aim at lengthening of the US occupation by showing that there is no security in Iraq. They also aim at smearing the Iraqi resistance claiming that it's behind the bombing. The bombings have also been used by the government to arrest hundreds of Iraqis on sectarian basis.

- The 1920s Revolution fighters attacked the US Al-Bakr military base with two mortar rounds.

- Ten more Iraqis were arrested today in Diala, increasing sectarian arrests in the Province to 150 civilians.

- A US military vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb in Balad Ruz district, east of Ba'aqouba.

- A leader of US-recruited Sahwa fighters, Abed Al-Dulaimi, was killed by a bomb explosion in Al-Taji. The explosion also killed one of his guards.

- A roadside bomb damaged an Iraqi army vehicle in Mosul, resulting in the injury of two soldiers.

- Unknown gunmen killed a policeman in Mosul.

- A US forces spokesperson announced that US soldiers killed a 12-year-old boy in Mosul for suspicion that he had a hand grenade in his hand. The boy, Omar Saleh, was selling candy in a Mosul street. It turned that he had a bundle of Iraqi paper currency in his hand, 10,000 dinars, which is worth of few dollars.

Amsi.org reported the following news:

- A body of an Iraqi man was found in Makhmour.

- An attack with a roadside bomb damaging a US military vehicle in Diala.

U.S. soldier dies of non-combat related causes north of Baghdad

May 9, 2009 - 05:09:46

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq:

A U.S. soldier died from non-combat related causes in the city of Balad, Salah al-Din province, north of Baghdad, on Friday, the third to be announced dead today, according to a U.S. army statement.

A 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldier died here as a result of non-combat related causes May 8, read the statement as received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

The announced death raises to five the number of U.S. soldiers killed in May, two of them died in a small arms attack in a front combat position south of Mosul city by a man clad in a military uniform, according to a U.S. army release.

Earlier today (May 9), the U.S. army said a soldier was killed in a vehicle accident in Baghdad on Saturday while the Pentagon announced the death of another soldier in a hospital in Germany of wounds he had sustained in Iraq.

The death also bring to 4,287 the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

AmR (S)/SR

2 U.S. soldiers reportedly killed

May 9, 2009 - 04:47:29

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq:

The U.S. army in Iraq said a soldier was killed in a vehicle accident in Baghdad on Saturday while the Pentagon announced the death of another soldier in a hospital in Germany of wounds he had sustained in Iraq.

A U.S. Soldier was killed in a non-combat related vehicle accident May 9. The accident is under investigation, according to a U.S. army statement as received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

In another statement, the Pentagon said that a U.S. soldier died on Thursday (May 7) in a hospital in Germany of wounds he had sustained in an accident in Iraq on Tuesday (May 5).

The statement did not elaborate on the nature of this accident.

The announced deaths raise to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed in May, two of them died in a small arms attack in a front combat position south of Mosul city by a man clad in a military uniform, according to a U.S. army release.

The deaths also bring to 4,286 the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

AmR (S)/SR



 

 

 

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