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Media Jihad Brigade Issues Statement About U.S. Losses in Iraq

(Al Shouraa Website)
The Media Jihad Brigade posted a statement on a militant Islamist Internet website containing detailed numbers of the alleged losses of the U.S. army in Iraq between April 2005 and December 2008.

The statement claims that 7323 Hummers, 1506 armored vehicles, 1260 minesweepers and 480 tanks have been destroyed. It also claims that the U.S. army lost 129 helicopters, 101 drones and one F16 plane during that period.
The same organization claims that over 10 thousand U.S. soldiers have been killed between July 2006 and December 2008.

Iraqi insurgent groups have often exaggerated the number of casualties and damage caused by their attacks for propaganda reasons. Several groups, as well as sympathizers with insurgents, had issued similar statements in the past.

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