Two little-known Iraqi insurgent groups, the Mujahedin Army and the Salaheddin al-Ayubi Brigades, separately claimed to have brought the helicopter down. The authenticity of the statements could not be verified.
In another development, U.S. soldiers shot and killed one woman and wounded three other people who were seated in a car that failed to stop at a checkpoint in north Iraq despite repeated warnings.
The U.S. military says the shooting happened on 14 January.
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