Two US troops die in copter crashes as three Iraqis killed in Fallujah attack
Two U.S. Army helicopters crashed in Baghdad, killing two American soldiers and wounding two others. The US Army helicopters went down about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in southwestern Baghdad.
Elsewhere, American warplanes bombed Fallujah again, destroying what the US command said was a checkpoint operated by the members of Tawhid and Jihad group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Three people were killed, according to the Fallujah hospital.
According to The AP, the military action came despite an offer by community leaders in Fallujah to resume peace talks with the government if U.S. forces halt their bombings on the city and free their chief negotiator.
Fallujah hospital officials added U.S. artillery shells fell on a house in Halabsa village, some 15 kms southwest of the city, on Saturday killing a 3-year-old girl and injuring four family members. (albawaba.com)
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