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US helicopter brought down in Iraq

US helicopter brought down in Iraq
?n Al Qaeda-backed group has issued a video allegedly showing its fighters downing a U.S. helicopter northwest of Baghdad. The U.S. military has confirmed that a helicopter crashed on Friday killing the two crew members on board.

The U.S. military forces in the Iraqi capital confirmed 4 helicopters downed in the past 2 weeks have been shot at from the ground.

This comes as American forces gear up for a security sweep.

The American military said a US-Iraqi offensive for restoring security in Baghdad was set to go into operation.

Meanwhile on Sunday, mortar bombs killed 15 people in a Sunni neighbourhood of the capital.

It came after 135 people died in a truck bombing in a Shi'ite area. It has been the worst single bombing since the U.S.-led  invasion of 2003.

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