December, 1st Month Without US Combat Death In Iraq

December, 1st Month Without US Combat Death In Iraq

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:50 pm

Finally! Things are starting to look up. :D


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100101/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iraq_us_casualties
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.



BAGHDAD – December was the first month since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq nearly seven years ago in which no U.S. forces died in combat in the country.

Gen. Ray Odierno called it a significant milestone and said it speaks to how the violence in Iraq has diminished. Odierno is the commanding general in Iraq.

There were three U.S. troops who died in December as a result of non-combat related incidents.

According to an Associated Press count, 149 U.S. troops died in Iraq in 2009. That includes combat-related deaths and those not related to fighting.

That's the lowest number of U.S. deaths for a year since the Iraq war began in 2003.
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Re: December, 1st Month Without US Combat Death In Iraq

PostBy: BigFoot On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:54 pm

Thank god for that
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