Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
News, September 2008
11 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq, Including 2 by Roadside Bombing in Hillah, 2 US by a Third in Al-Iskandariya, 7 US in Helicopter Crash in Basra
Yaqen.net reported that two US Soldiers were killed, three were injured when their patrol was attacked by a roadside bomb in Al-Hillah, Babil Province, south of Baghdad.
- The 1920s Brigades released a video showing an attack on a US Hummer vehicle in Al-Rutba, southwest of Baghdad.
- Jihad and Change Front released a video showing hitting a US forces tower with a missile.
- The former Iraqi Army General Command announced the destruction of a US tank carrier on the Biji-Mosul highway.
U.S. soldier arrested for being suspected in killing 2
The U.S. army in Iraq said on Thursday that it arrested one of its
soldiers who is suspected of killing two servicemen inside their base in
Al-Iskandariyah region in south of Baghdad.
“Sergeants Dawson and Durbin were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga,” it added.
“A U.S. Soldier is in custody in connection with the shooting deaths. He is being held in custody pending review by a military magistrate,” it said.
The incident is under investigation.
7 U.S. soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Basra
An American Chinook helicopter crashed early Thursday as it was
landing in west of Basra, killing seven U.S. soldiers, the official
spokesman for the Multi-National Force-Iraq said.
The spokesman said hostile fire was not suspected.
“The CH-47 Chinook was landing after midnight about 60 miles west of Basra at the time of the crash,” the U.S. statement said.
The chopper was a part of an aerial convoy flying from Kuwait to the
U.S. military base at Balad just north of Baghdad. The Chinook, the
Army's workhorse, is designed to transport troops and supplies to combat
and other regions.
Basra, 590 km (340 miles) south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, has an estimated metropolitan population of 2,300,000 in 2008.
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