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3 More U.S. Soldiers Killed; Total Now 238

HeadlineJul 24, 2003

Meanwhile three more U.S. soldiers have been killed near the northern city of Mosul where U.S. forces killed Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay. Two other U.S. soldiers died on Wednesday. This brings the total number of U.S. troops killed since the invasion began to 238. More soldiers have now died since Baghdad fell than before.

As questions rise in Iraq as to whether the U.S. really killed the Hussein brothers, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld yesterday promised photos would be released but he did not say when.

Questions have also been raised if the killing of the brothers violated the U.S ban on assassinations. The ban was first spelled out in an executive order by President Ford and it has never been rescinded.

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