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Deadly clashes after British chopper crashes in Iraq

At least five Iraqis were killed and dozens wounded when British troops sent to recover their dead from a crashed helicopter clashed with an angry mob in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Two children were among the Iraqi dead, police Lieutenant Haider Abdel Mahdi said, while an AFP correspondent at the crash site saw at least two British servicemen burned inside the still-flaming helicopter. Britain’s defense minister confirmed that “a number” of British forces had died in the crash, but refused to speculate on whether the chopper had been shot down. Full Story

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