Sunday, January 28, 2007

Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash

American Forces Press Service

BAGHDAD, Jan. 28, 2007 – Two U.S. soldiers were killed today when a Multinational Division Baghdad helicopter crashed north of Najaf, Iraq, military officials reported.

Officials said the helicopter was involved in operations to assist Iraqi security forces who had been attacked. A news release announcing the crash did not report the type of helicopter and did not say whether it went down as a result of enemy action. Officials said operations continue in the area, the soldiers' bodies have been recovered, and that the incident is under investigation.

The soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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