US soldier killed in Baghdad as Saddam gets Red Cross visit
An American soldier was killed Tuesday in Baghdad, raising the U.S. death toll for April to 115 - the same number lost during the entire invasion of Iraq last year. The Baghdad attack also wounded another soldier in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City.
Also Tuesday, a Red Cross team visited Saddam Hussein to see his conditions in U.S. custody, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said, but he refused to say where the visit took place. It was the first since the Red Cross visited the ousted Iraqi leader in February.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday Britain has no plans to send more troops to Iraq.
"The advice that we have now is that we have sufficient troops to do the job," Blair said at a news conference. Britain currently has 7,500 troops in southern Iraq. (Albawaba.com)
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