8th helicopter downed in Iraq.

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"8th helicopter downed in Iraq."

The Pentagon believes that small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades brought down a Black Hawk today north of Baghdad, CNN reports. It is the eighth U.S. helicopter to have crashed or been forced down by hostile fire since January 20. Watch CNN’s report:

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The AP has more.

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