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Insurgents down US helicopter in Iraq

Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter during clashes south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing two soldiers, the U.S. military said on Monday. The incident took place near the village of Yusifiya 15 km (9 miles) south of the Iraqi capital. The area is a stronghold of Sunni Arab militants fighting against U.S. and Iraqi forces. “Two soldiers died … when their helicopter was shot down during fighting in Yusifiya,” a U.S. statement said, giving no further details. Full Story

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