|Afghanistan - copter down
|Crash killed 5 US soldiers
5 U.S. soldiers die in Afghan crash
KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 23 Five
U.S. soldiers were killed and seven injured when their helicopter crashed Sunday near the American military headquarters north
of the Afghan capital, U.S. Central Command said.
Three U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq
By MARIAM FAM, Associated Press Writer
MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi teenagers dragged the bloody bodies of two American
soldiers from a wrecked vehicle and pummeled them with concrete blocks Sunday, witnesses said, describing a burst of savagery
in a city once safe for Americans. Another soldier was killed by a bomb and a U.S.-allied police chief was assassinated.
. . .
About a dozen swarming teenagers dragged the soldiers' bodies out of the wreckage and beat them
with concrete blocks, the witnesses said. "They lifted a block and hit them with it on the face," /a witness/ said.
Another teenager . . . said some looted the vehicle of weapons, CDs and a backpack. "They remained there for over an
hour without the Americans knowing anything about it . . ."