U.S. helicopter forced down near Baghdad

A U.S. helicopter was forced down south of Baghdad on Friday, and two soldiers were injured, the military said.

 U.S. helicopter forced down near Baghdad
A U.S. helicopter was forced down south of Baghdad on Friday, and two soldiers were injured, the military said.

The incident occurred in the predominantly Sunni town of Youssifiyah, 10 miles south of the capital.

The military said cause was not immediately clear from initial ground reports but was being investigated.

The two soldiers sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the statement.

It was the second helicopter to go down in just over a week.

On July 31, an AH-64 Apache helicopter went down after coming under fire in eastern Baghdad. The two crew members were safely evacuated, the military said.

Insurgents also shot down a U.S. military helicopter south of Baghdad on July 3, and the two pilots were rescued with minor injuries, the military said.

AP
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