West of Baghdad: US soldier killed, helicopter downed
Iraqi resistance fighters killed a U.S. Marine near the town of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Saturday. "The Marine was participating in security and stability operations when the attack occurred," the statement added.
Also west of Baghdad, an American helicopter was downed, but there were no injuries, the U.S. military said.
The downing occurred Friday near Amariya, south of Fallujah, said Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the U.S. military's deputy director of operations.
"Both pilots were recovered without injury and forces secured the crash site and completed recovery efforts," Kimmitt said. (Albawaba.com)
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