Thursday, July 24, 2003

Bloody Hell: Three More U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 24 — Three American soldiers were killed Thursday when their convoy was hit by gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in northern Iraq, a military spokeswoman said. The attack came a day after President Bush hailed the deaths of Saddam Hussein’s two eldest sons as the clearest sign yet that “the former regime is gone and will not be coming back.”

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THE SOLDIERS from the 101st Airborne Division were traveling in a convoy toward Qayyarah, 186 miles north of the capital, Baghdad, when they were at attacked, Spc. Nicole Thompson told The Associated Press.

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The 101st participated in Tuesday’s raid on a house in Mosul where Saddam Hussein’s sons Odai and Qusai were killed, along with a bodyguard and a teenager believed to be Qusai’s son.


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