Sunday, January 21, 2007

82nd in Baghdad

Khaleej Times Online - At least 20 US forces killed in deadliest day in two years:
21 January 2007
BAGHDAD — At least 20 US troops were killed in Iraq on Saturday, the deadliest day for American forces in two years and at a time of building congresssional opposition to US President George W. Bush’s decision to dispatch of more than 20,000 additional soldiers to the conflict.
The Saturday toll was the third highest of any day since the war began in March 2003, eclispsed only by 37 US deaths on Jan. 26, 2005, and 28 on the third day of the US invasion....

..."A brigade of the US 82nd Airborne Division, part of American buildup, has arrived in Baghdad and will be ready to join the fresh drive to quell sectarian violence in the capital by the first of the month, the American military announced on Sunday.
The 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne consists of about 3,200 soldiers who will “assist Iraqi Security Forces to clear, control and retain key areas of the capital city in order to reduce violence and to set the condWTions fora transition to full Iraqi control of security in the city,” the military said in a statement."

n.b. Dallas called home this morning to report he was alive and well.

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