Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wire: US Servicemember Dies in Iraq

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that the U.S. military says an American soldier in Iraq has died of injuries unrelated to combat.

The military says the Multi-National Division-Baghdad soldier died Thursday.

The Associated Press reported that a military statement says the name of the soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. It says the incident is under investigation. No further details have been released.

The death raises to at least 4,368 the number of U.S. military personnel who have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003, according to an AP count.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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