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Bloodiest Day of Six-Month Occupation of Iraq

NPR's Peter Kenyon reports on today's downing of a U.S. Chinook helicopter near Baghdad. The aircraft was carrying dozens of soldiers headed for leave. At least 15 soldiers died, making today the deadliest for U.S. forces in the six-month occupation of Iraq.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.