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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

Release Date: 1/28/2007

Release Number: 07-01-02C




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


HELICOPTER GOES DOWN NORTH OF NAJAF

BAGHDAD - While conducting operations to assist Iraqi Security Forces that were attacked earlier today, a Multi-National Division - Baghdad helicopter went down at approximately 1:30 p.m. north of An Najaf.

Two Soldiers were killed when the helicopter went down. Their remains have been recovered. Names of the Soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Operations in the area continue.

The incident is under investigation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO IN CHARGE, MASTER SGT. DAVID LARSEN BY E-MAIL AT:
DAVID.J.LARSEN@US.ARMY.MIL; OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174, OR IRAQNA: 011-964-790-192-4675.







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