Monday, February 22, 2010

Two US Army Pilots Killed in Helicopter Crash in Iraq

Two American Army pilots were killed yesterday in a helicopter crash on a base in northern Iraq, the US military said.The military said there were no enemy forces present and no hostile fire reported. It said the accident was under investigation, and the pilots’ names were being withheld pending notification of relatives.The deaths raise to at least 4,378 the number of US military personnel who have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The United States is preparing to withdraw combat forces from Iraq this summer and all troops by the end of 2011, but officials are counting on a fair and credible election to smooth the way.........................................Boston Globe

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