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DNC: Today in Iraq: 9 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Bombings, Driving American October Death Toll to 67

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DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice

9 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Bombings, Driving American October Death Toll to 67

Washington, DC - Today, the Associated Press reports the deaths of nine American soldiers bringing the U.S. death toll to 67 for the month of October. If U.S. casualties continue at this pace, the death toll will be the deadliest month for coalition forces since January 2005. Democrats reject President Bush's failed stay-the-course strategy in Iraq and believe we need a new direction that is both tough and smart.

"9 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Bombings, Driving American October Death Toll to 67"
By Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

"The U.S. military reported Wednesday that nine American troops had been killed in bombings and combat, raising to 67 the number of U.S. troops killed in October.

"A roadside bomb killed a provincial police intelligence chief in southern Iraq early Wednesday, police said. ...

"For the U.S. military, October's death toll is on a pace that, if continued, would make the month the deadliest for coalition forces since January 2005, when 107 U.S. troops died. ..."

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