By Patrick Martin:
US casualties soar as military intensifies violence in Baghdad
6 October 2006
The worst three-day period for US forces in the greater Baghdad area since the beginning of the Iraq war has driven the American casualty total up sharply.
Thirteen US soldiers were killed in the Iraqi capital Monday through Wednesday, and a total of 23 died throughout Iraq in the first four days of October, according to fragmentary reports from US military sources given to the American press.
Eight US soldiers were killed on Monday alone in Baghdad, the worst one-day total in 15 months.
Other deaths include five Marines killed in Anbar Province, a British soldier killed in Basra, and four more deaths in Baghdad on Wednesday morning.
British casualties in Iraq: here.