June was deadliest month for US in Iraq in 3 years

Rick Moran
And we know just who to blame and where we can go to stop it. Reuters: U.S. officials have blamed Shi'ite militias armed by Iraq's Shi'ite neighbor Iran for most of the recent attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. Fourteen U.S. service members were killed in hostile incidents in June, the highest monthly toll in three years. At least three more have been killed in July, including one on Sunday, the day Panetta arrived in Baghdad on his first trip to Iraq as Defense secretary. [...] "We are very concerned about Iran and the weapons they are providing to extremists here in Iraq. And we're seeing the results of that," Panetta said in an address to U.S. troops in Baghdad. "In June we lost a hell of a lot of Americans as a result of those attacks. And we cannot just simply stand back and allow this to continue to happen ..." Panetta said Washington's first effort would be to press the Iraqi government and military to go after Shi'ite groups responsible for the attacks. He was scheduled to meet...(Read Full Post)

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