US warcrafts smash Shiite terrorists in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. warplanes attacked suspected militiamen wielding shoulder-fired rockets Saturday in the second day of fierce fighting against Shiite gunmen south of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials and witnesses said.There, is it any wonder Iran deserves to be isolated? Most likely that they're behind all this supplying of weapons to the terrorists in Iraq.
At least one civilian was killed and five were seriously wounded when an American tank fired on their house in Diwaniyah, 80 miles south of Baghdad, Iraqi police and hospital officials said. The victims were pulled from the rubble and evacuated to Diwaniyah hospital, police said.
The U.S. military had no immediate comment Saturday on any casualties among civilians or soldiers in Diwaniyah.
In Baghdad, two American soldiers were killed and seven were wounded by two separate roadside bombs Friday.
One U.S. soldier was killed and four were wounded in an attack with an armor-piercing explosively formed projectile, or EFP, the military said in a statement.
The U.S. has blamed Iran for supplying Shiite militias in Iraq with the powerful weapons, which hurl a molten, fist-sized copper slug capable of piercing armored vehicles. Saturday's statement did not say whether the soldiers were on foot or in a vehicle.
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