Saturday, January 20, 2007

13 killed when U.S. forces chopper crashes in Iraq

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- All 13 people aboard were killed Saturday when a U.S. military helicopter went down northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

The victims were described as passengers and crew members. Their identities were "being withheld pending notification of next of kin," the military said in a statement.

It was not disclosed exactly where the craft went down, and the cause of the incident was not known.

"Emergency coalition forces responded and secured the scene," the military said in the statement.

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