|Three U.S. troops are missing in Iraq. U.S. and Iraqi troops are now scouring Mahmoudiya, in the area known as the "triangle of death" searching for them. This just goes to show why we shouldn't be placing our troops in small units embedded with the Iraqi military. Anyway... the apparent kidnapping, which came during an ambush which also cost the lives of four other troops and their Iraqi translator, is a reminder of the danger, not just of death in Iraq, but also of disappearance. Remember Specialist Matt Maupin? It's been three years and he's still missing.
Meanwhile, there's breaking news that two American troops were shot, and at least one of them killed, by "militants" who opened fire at U.S. and Pakistani troops on the Pakistani-Afghan border.
Labels: al-Qaida, Iraq, Iraq war, Pakistan