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CENTCOMNEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

May 27, 2005
Release Number: 05-05-34C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TWO TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR BAQUBAH

TIKRIT, Iraq – Two Task Force Liberty Soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed near Buqubah May 26.

Two helicopters received small arms fire while conducting operations in support of Coalition Forces near Baqubah at about 10:50 p.m.

One aircraft crashed and the second landed safely at a Coalition Forces base after sustaining damage.

Coalition Forces responded to the scene and secured the site. The incident is under investigation.

Names of the Soldiers are being with held pending notification of next of kin.


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