Guerillas shoot down US helicopter; 13 dead

Iraqi guerillas have shot down a US Chinook helicopter, killing 13 soldiers and wounding 20.

From a Reuters report, we get these details:
"There were two American helicopters. They fired a missile at one and missed, and then they hit the other, which crashed and caught fire," witness Dawoud Suleiman said.

U.S. soldiers told journalists to leave the area and confiscated film from photographers at the scene.
Just to make sure that reports on American "progress" aren't overshadowed by pictures of burning American helicopters and soldiers.

I'm sure that Mano Negra will be along shortly to tell you what these means in tactical/strategic terms.

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