Saturday, November 15, 2008

US military announces the death of a Marine

Today the US military announced: "A Multi National Force -- West Marine died Nov.14 as the result of wounds received when an improvised explosive device detonated in al Anbar province earlier in the day." Meanwhile a US helicopter is down in Iraq. Reuters reports that the US military states the helicopter hit "overhead cables" and that caused what they are terming a "hard landing."

China's Xinhau reports a Baghdad car bombing ("near the National Theater") claimed 3 lives and left twenty-three people wounded. Laith Hammoudi (McClatchy Newspapers) reports a Baghdad roadside bombing that wounded seven people and a Baghda sticky bombing that left three people injured. Tim Cocks (Reuters) notes a Tal Afar car bombing that claimed 10 lives (thirty more injured) and, on Friday, a Mosul roadside bombing that wounded a mother and son.

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