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U.S. Losses in Iraq Hit New Milestone

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Posted on Oct 5, 2006

The military may be honing a new strategy, but meanwhile, 13 U.S. soldiers were killed in Baghdad since Monday, the highest three-day toll since the war’s start. The number of planted bombs is “at an all-time high,” says a military spokesman.


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BAGHDAD, Oct. 4—Thirteen U.S. soldiers have been killed in Baghdad since Monday, the American military reported, registering the highest three-day death toll for U.S. forces in the capital since the start of the war.

The latest losses—four soldiers who were killed at 9 a.m. Wednesday by small-arms fire—are part of a recent spike in violent attacks against U.S. forces that have claimed the lives of at least 24 soldiers and Marines in Iraq since Saturday, the military said.

The number of planted bombs is “at an all-time high,” said Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, a military spokesman, defying American efforts to stanch the vicious sectarian bloodshed in Baghdad that threatens to plunge the country into civil war.

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By Manny, October 5, 2006 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment
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I fought in a pointless war, the Vietnam war, and you have no idea the pain and loss I feel for the deaths in the Iraq war. Yet my country men has allowed both political party to lead us into this maze of death. Our pride and arrogance will be our undoing. Yes, their are many Americans that have taken the time and effort to study and understand what our goverment is up to but the vast majority of Americans have surrendered their thinking to Mr. Bush and his Necons.

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