War News for Sunday, January 18, 2009

The British MoD is reporting the death of a British ISAF soldier from enemy fire close to the District Centre of Sangin, Helmand Province on Saturday, January 17th.

Xinhua is reporting the death of an American ISAF soldier from a helicopter crash in Kunar province, Afghanistan on Saturday, January 17th. No other details are available

MNF-Iraq is reporting the death of a Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldier in a roadside bombing in an eastern neighborhood of Baghdad on Sunday, January 18th.

Baghdad:
#1: The deputy head of the U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrols programme was wounded when a bomb exploded near his house on Saturday in the al-Furat district of southwestern Baghdad, police said. Five of his neighbours were wounded in the blast.

#2: A roadside bomb wounded three policemen on Saturday when it targeted their patrol near central Baghdad's Al-Shaab stadium, police said.

#3: A mortar round wounded two Iraqi soldiers on Saturday in the Jamiaa district of western Baghdad, police said.

#4: A roadside bomb explosion struck a U.S. patrol on Sunday morning in the al-Jadida district, or New Baghdad, in the southeast of the capital, wounding three bystanders, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The source could not tell whether the patrol sustained any casualty as the U.S. troops sealed off the area, preventing the Iraqi police from approaching the scene.

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