Monday, April 7, 2008

3 US Troops Killed, 31 Injured in McCain's 100 Year Iraq War

As protestors in France Extinquish the Olympic Torch in the name of freeing Tibet, there is breaking news on John McCain's 100 Year Iraq War front...3 US Troops were killed, and 31 more injured IN THE GREEN ZONE. So far, McCain's camp has been silent on these recent death, and the SIGNIFICANT uptick in violence as the surge begins to fail.

US soldiers killed in Green Zone

Helicopter flies over Green Zone in Baghdad (archive)
Mortars and rockets fired by insurgents frequently hit the Green Zone

Three US service personnel have been killed and 31 wounded by rocket attacks on the Green Zone and a base elsewhere in Baghdad, the US military has said.

The rocket attack at 1530 (1230 GMT) on the Green Zone, which houses government offices and foreign embassies, killed two personnel and wounded at least 17.

A separate attack at the same time on a forward operating base in the Rustamiya district killed one and injured 14.

The attacks came after fighting between US and Iraqi forces and a Shia militia.

Twenty-two people were killed and more than 50 others injured in the clashes in the capital's eastern district of Sadr City, a stronghold of the Mehdi Army.

The militia's leader, radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, has called for a mass demonstration in three days' time against the US military presence.

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