Three US soldiers killed near Baghdad

August 7th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Three US soldiers killed near Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Aug 7, 2006 (AFP) - A roadside bomb killed three US soldiers
southwest of Baghdad, the US military announced Monday.

The soldiers were killed Sunday at around 8:00 pm (1600 GMT).

The deaths were the first US casualties in or near the city since US
military reinforcements began arriving Saturday to quell the raging
sectarian violence that has engulfed Baghdad despite a massive security
crackdown since June.

About 3,700 troops of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team are taking
positions in some of the most violent districts of the capital.

The latest fatalities took the US military death toll in Iraq since the
March 2003 invasion to 2,590, according to an AFP count based on Pentagon

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