- MOSCOW -- Iraq on Thursday
claimed that in the US led attack over the country nearly 700 American
and British troops have been killed in the past seven days of fighting.
- Iraq's Ambassador to Moscow, Abbas Khalaf, quoting fresh
reports from Baghdad, claimed that in the last 24 hours alone over 500
American and British troops were killed in fierce fighting in An-Najaf
- Three American spy drones were downed over An-Najaf,
he told reporters.
- Though it has not been possible to verify the claims
of the Iraqi envoy, Khalaf pointed out to the "great difficulties
faced by the invading army as US is planning to send up to 30,000 more
troops to Iraq as reinforcement."