US military: 2 US soldiers killed in southern Iraq
BAGHDAD- The U.S. military says two American soldiers have been killed while conducting operations in southern Iraq.
The statement released today didn't give details on the operations, saying only the two were killed Monday. They were not identified pending notification of next of kin.
The new deaths bring to 4,462 the number of American service members who have died in Iraq since the war began in 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
And it brings to eight the number of U.S. troops killed in June so far.
Shiite Muslim militias have stepped up attacks on U.S. forces with the approach of the year-end withdrawal of all American troops.
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