The U.S. military said today the strike took place on March 2, north of Baghdad near the town of Taji.
Insurgents have shot down eight helicopters since January 20 in Iraq, killing a total of 28 people, mostly soldiers.
Also today, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said Iraqi security forces killed 39 militants in the western governorate of Al-Anbar on March and detained a further 30.
(compiled from agency reports)
On The Verge Of Civil War
The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)
HAS THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ BECOME A CIVIL WAR? Many observers have concluded that the tit-for-tat sectarian violence that emerged after the February 2006 bombing of a mosque in Samarra has become a full-blown civil war.... (more)
U.S. Media Starts Using 'Civil War' Label
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