- The Washington Times - Friday, April 10, 2009

Some of the deadliest attacks and combat-related air disasters suffered by U.S. troops in Iraq in 2008 and 2009:

_ April 10, 2009: A suicide bomber rams his explosives-laden truck into a sandbagged wall in Mosul, killing five American soldiers and two Iraqi policemen.

_ Feb. 9, 2009: A suicide car bomber strikes a U.S. patrol in Mosul, killing four American soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter.

_ Jan. 26, 2009: Enemy fire causes two U.S. Kiowa Warrior helicopters to collide, killing four American pilots.

_ May 2, 2008: Four Marines are killed by a roadside bomb in Anbar province.

_ March 24, 2008: Four U.S. troops are killed in Baghdad when their vehicle is struck by an improvised explosive device.

_ March 10, 2008: A suicide bomber kills five American soldiers on a foot patrol in central Baghdad.

_ Feb. 8, 2008: Four U.S. soldiers are killed when their vehicle strikes an improvised explosive device northwest of Baghdad.

_ Jan. 28, 2008: Five soldiers are killed when their unit is hit by an improvised explosive device during convoy operations in Mosul.

_ Jan. 9, 2008: Six soldiers are killed in a bombing during combat operations in Sinsil.

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Compiled by Monika Mathur of the AP’s News Research Center.

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