First Published: 2006-11-27

 
US Air Force jet crashes in Iraq
 

Fate of F-16CG’s pilot unknown as three US soldiers killed in combat operations in Iraqi capital.

 

Middle East Online

US soldiers patrol a Baghdad street

BAGHDAD – A US Air Force jet carrying one pilot crashed in Iraq on Monday, the military said.

The F-16CG was supporting coalition ground forces when it went down about 1:35 p.m., about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad in Anbar province, the military said in a brief statement that contained no information about the cause of the crash or the fate of the pilot.

Mohammed Al-Obeidi, an Iraqi who lives in the nearby town of Karmah, said he saw the jet flying up and down erratically before it nose-dived and exploded in a farm field.

He said other US warplanes rushed to the crash site and were circling around it.

In other incidents, three US soldiers were killed and two more wounded Sunday morning in Baghdad, the American Army announced in a statement Monday.

"Three Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldiers were killed during combat operations in the Iraqi capital at approximately 9 am Nov. 26," the statement said without giving details. "Two other soldiers were injured in the incident."

The latest victims bring to 2,876 the number of US troops and assimilated staff killed in Iraq since the March 2003 American invasion, according to Pentagon figures.

 

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