Friday, October 31, 2008

A First Since The Start Of The War -- No U.S. Servicemen Killed In Combat In Baghdad For October, 2008

U.S. Army Spc. Edward Brodzinski provides security while other soldiers unearth a weapons cache in the rural region of Zoba, Iraq, on Oct. 4, 2008. Brodzinski and the soldiers are assigned to 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. The site is known to hold numerous hidden weapons caches. DoD photo by Spc. Daniel Herrera, U.S. Army. (Released)

U.S. Deaths In Iraq On Track For Record Low -- USA Today

AGHDAD — October could be the first month of the Iraq war when no U.S. servicemembers will have died in combat in Baghdad.

As of Thursday, the Pentagon had reported 13 U.S. troops killed in combat and non-combat incidents this month in Iraq. If the number holds, it would tie July for the lowest monthly U.S. death toll of the 5½-year-old war.

Security has improved in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere thanks to truces by sectarian militias, more effective U.S. counterinsurgency strategies, and a dramatic increase in the size and effectiveness of Iraqi forces.

Militant groups such as al-Qaeda have shifted their base to Afghanistan, where U.S. fatalities in October were higher than those in Iraq for the second consecutive month.

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My Comment: A story that is not reported in the media at all.

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