Eight soldiers killed on Memorial Day in Iraq

Updated from MSNBC:

At least eight U.S. soldiers were killed in restive Diyala province north of Baghdad on Memorial Day, two of the victims in a helicopter that went down, the military reported Tuesday.

Reuters:

Six more U.S. soldiers were killed by bombs in north of Baghdad on Monday, the military said on Tuesday.

The U.S. military death toll rose to 112 in this month, making May the deadliest for 2007.

Bush said the war is going to get bloody in August. So what’s this?


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