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5 U.S. Marines killed in roadside bomb attack in western Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A roadside bomb killed five U.S. Marines during combat operations in western Iraq, and the bodies of 21 Iraqis were found scattered in separate locations near a town close to the Syrian border considered an insurgent hotbed, officials and witnesses said Friday.
Between bombs and incoming shells, tanning and `Star Wars' offer soldiers respite from war
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) One young man cannonballed into the cool blue pool, another applied suntan lotion to his girlfriend's shoulders and a third swung his machine gun onto a lawn chair. A pair of Black Hawk helicopters hovered above.
EU plans to open mission in Baghdad within next few months, official says
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) The European Commission said Friday it plans to open a delegation in Baghdad within the next few months, establishing a permanent mission in Iraq for the first time.
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