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Ten U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq

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Posted on Dec 6, 2006

The deaths, which resulted from two IED attacks in different parts of the country Wednesday, horrifically underscore the dire references to chaos in the just-released Iraq Study Group report.


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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Ten American service members were killed in two improvised explosive device attacks in Iraq on Wednesday, NBC News reported. The news came hours after a mortar attack killed at least eight people and wounded dozens in the Sadr City Shiite district of the capital, police said.

In the 10 American deaths, five troops were killed in the north, and five were killed in Anbar province, a U.S. military official told NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski. No further details were immediately available.

The mortar attack in Sadr City was followed closely by a suicide bombing, police said. Two rounds landed and exploded in the Haraj Market in a mixed Shiite-Sunni area in northern Baghdad, said police officers Ali Mutab and Mohammed Khayoun, who provided the casualty totals.
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By yours truly, December 7, 2006 at 9:01 am Link to this comment
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They died for us.  That there be no war no more, nowhere, never, not even one.  How to make sure that they will not have died in vain?  We end the Iraq war now, that’s how.

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By Quy Tran, December 6, 2006 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment
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Rest in peace my dearest fellows ! You’re now wandering somewhere in temporary world just ask yourself that why you’re there ? and who did it to all of you.

We’re all sincerely praying for you ! Rest in PEACE ! Just rest in PEACE! You’re not died, but just FADING….

LOVE & FARAWAY !

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By vet240, December 6, 2006 at 6:32 pm Link to this comment
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Lisa W. hit the nail on the head. Not only are we indirectly training the insurgents/terrorists, our presence has facilitated recruitment, weapons and funds that drive them. There was a time when the world was unaware of the futility of occupation. Then rapid travel and electronics changed it all. Today with the Internet everybody gets to watch as the American military is being decimated financially (the American tax payers too). While our Military and our current leadership seem to be willing to spend American lives and money at the current pace , aprox.1000 dead and 7000 wounded each year and about 100 Billion dollars each year. I believe the large majority of Americans are starting to realize the price is too great. It will take America many decades to recover from this debacle, both in the international community and at home.

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By Lisa W., December 6, 2006 at 3:25 pm Link to this comment
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Aren’t we really training the terrorists either directly (police officers and military) or indirectly by giving them targets in fatigues?

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