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DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice; U.S. Death Toll for October Hits 86

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Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
U.S. Death Toll for October Hits 86

Washington, DC - Today's Washington Post reports that at least 44 Iraqis and U.S. troops were killed in Iraq over the weekend in another surge of sectarian violence. Officials note that attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces have "increased more than 40 percent" since the middle of summer. Democrats have been joined by leading Generals and top Congressional Republicans in rejecting President Bush's failed stay-the-course strategy in Iraq and want a new direction that is both tough and smart.

U.S. Death Toll for October Hits 86
By John Ward Anderson and Debbi Wilgoren
Washington Post
October 23, 2006

"At least 15 Iraqi police recruits were killed Sunday when two buses taking them to Baghdad were ambushed by insurgents north of the capital, a local police official said. Twenty-five recruits were injured in the attack, and 20 others were kidnapped, he said.

"On Sunday and Monday, the U.S. military announced the deaths of seven soldiers and a Marine, bringing the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq this month to 86 -- the fifth-highest total in any single month since the war began. The only higher monthly tolls were 137 in November 2004, 135 in April 2004, 106 in January 2005, and 96 in October, 2005. Attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces in Baghdad have increased more than 40 percent since midsummer, U.S. military officials say.

"Six U.S. soldiers were killed Sunday, in five separate attacks in and around Baghdad, the Defense Department said in e-mailed statements. Iraqi gunman killed two soldiers with small-arms fire west of the capital and another soldier southwest of Baghdad, the military said. Three other soldiers were killed in explosions caused by three different roadside bombs, one of which left four soldiers injured. ..."

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