US military helicopter ‘crashes near Baghdad’

Rumsfeld in Iraq, cartoon by Steve Bell

From the BBC [UPDATE; where the crash was later confirmed, on the same, updated, page]:

Helicopter ‘crashes near Baghdad

The Unites States military in Iraq says it is checking reports that a helicopter has gone down north of the capital, Baghdad.

Police and witnesses reported seeing a helicopter come down near a US air base at Taji, shortly after dawn.

If confirmed, it would be the fourth helicopter lost in two weeks.

Last month, 12 US soldiers died when a Black Hawk military helicopter crashed near Baghdad. The helicopter is believed to have been shot down.

The US military has lost more than 50 military helicopters in Iraq since May 2003.

May 2003 being the time of George W Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech on Iraq …

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.