Tim Craig and Asaad Majeed
June 14, 2011
Two more U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the U.S. military announced Tuesday, part of a recent wave of violence that included the armed takeover by insurgents of government building in the Diyala Province east of Baghdad.
In a statement, the U.S. military said the two soldiers were killed while on duty in southern Iraq. The military did not provide details of the incident or the identities of the soldiers, pending notification of their next of kin.
Despite an overall decline in American troops deaths in Iraq, eight U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq so far in June. On June 6, five soldiers were killed when a rocket slammed into their base in eastern Baghdad. It was the largest death toll for the American military in Iraq in a single incident in two years.