Iraq: 16 US troops dead
A U.S. military helicopter crashed Saturday northeast of Baghdad, killing all 13 people on board. The military said the crash was under investigation. The helicopter was carrying 13 passengers and crew members and all were killed, it said. No further details were released, including the exact location of the crash.
Earlier, the U.S. military said Saturday that three American soldiers were killed, including a soldier whose patrol was hit by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. The Baghdad soldier died and another was injured Saturday when an improvised explosive device struck their patrol in a northern section of the capital, according to the statement.
Earlier this week, members of the unit conducted raids in northern Baghdad to disrupt militia activities resulting in the detention of 12 suspects, the military added, according to the AP.
Another soldier was killed Friday by a roadside bomb while conducting combat operations in the northwest province of Ninevah, the US military said in a separate statement. Two other soldiers were wounded, it said.
A Marine also died Friday from wounds sustained due to "enemy action" in the Anbar province, the military said.