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Militant Group Claims Responsibility for US Copter Crash

April 2, 2006 - Posted at 1:02 p.m. CST

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ A militant group is claiming responsibility

for yesterday's deadly crash of a U-S helicopter in Iraq.

A group called the al-Rashideen Army says it downed the Apache

copter, which crashed southwest of Baghdad. The statement, which

could not be verified, was posted on an Islamic Web site.

The U-S has confirmed that two crew members were aboard. They

are presumed dead.

A military statement says efforts to recover the bodies of the

crew are continuing.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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