Monday, June 27, 2005

Iraq - Apache helicopter crashes

An army Apache helicopter has gone down near Baghdad which has seen many attacks on Monday. A US soldier and four Iraqi police have died according to a report on CNN. Ibrahim Al-Jafaari the Iraqi PM is set to visit British PM Tony Blair today to discuss the situation in Iraq. Al-Jafaari met with George W Bush in Washington on Friday during which he said he would not set a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops. General John Abizaid and Donald Rumsfeld have both made statements iterating their concern over falling support for the war amongst the American people. A poll in USA Today showed that 60% of Americans now opposed the war in Iraq. And Bush’s support stands at around 47%, possibly a reflection of figures which show peoples’ fear of terror attacks beginning to drop off. Only 35% of Americans believe a terrorist attack on the US is likely, down from 39% in January 2005, and way down from an 85% high in October 2001, a month after the 9/11 attacks.
[12:31 GMT 27/06/2005]

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