Two Choppers Down, Humvee Blasted, 14 Troops Killed
Friday, May 13, 2005 Two Choppers Down, Humvee Blasted, 14 Troops Killed
Itar Tass is reporting Iraqi insurgents downed two US helicopter gunships near the town of Qaim on the Syrian border on Thursday, quoting an Al-Jazeera TV account based on reports from the city. The fate of the crews was unknown. The claim is denied by the US, but Xinhua is also carrying the report. Mafkarat news agency has reported an American General killed in one the helicopters.
Seperately, fourteen US servicemen and dozens of Iraqi insurgents have been killed in five days of fighting in areas close to the Syrian border, says Itar Tass.