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Insurgents claim downing of U.S. chopper

An al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq claimed responsibility in an Internet posting Saturday for this week’s downing of a U.S. helicopter south of Baghdad. The Islamic State of Iraq — which groups al-Qaida in Iraq and several other Sunni extremist groups — said in the statement posted on an Islamic Web site commonly used by the militants that it was behind the shooting of a U.S. Black Hawk on Thursday south of the Iraqi capital. Full Story

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