Officials in Iraq say U.S. troops killed at least eight insurgents during clashes today (Sunday) in Baghdad.
Authorities in the Iraqi capital say clashes broke out after U.S. soldiers moved into in Sadr City, a heavily populated Shi'ite Muslim district of Baghdad, to detain a group of fighters suspected of carrying out guerrilla attacks.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair says his country's troops will remain in Iraq as long as the Iraqi government needs them.
Mr. Blair told British radio (BBC) today (Sunday) that while he was surprised by the ferocity of resistance in Iraq, British troops would stay until the job is done.
The U.S. military says one of its big transport helicopters has crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing all five crewmen on board.
The (CH-47) Chinook aircraft that went down today (Sunday) had just finished transporting troops involved in military operations in Zabul province.
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