25 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Last Week

In one of the deadliest weeks for US troops since the conquering of Baghdad in April of 2003, 25 soldiers were killed last week in Iraq, including nine marines in the military’s Operation Matador, the largest sustained assault on “insurgents” since the US military took Falluja. Some 35 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq in May while more than 450 Iraqis have been killed, 250 of whom were part of the Iraqi army or other security forces. Attacks by the Iraqi resistance have increased to nearly 75 per day, according to the US military. As the attacks continue, many are predicting that Iraq is on the verge of civil war due to the failures of the US occupation and reconstruction.

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