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American military service members (5 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.

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years ago US coalition forces entered Baghdad under orders by President George W. Bush. US planes dropped about 200,000 leaflets warning civilians to stay in their homes.   

American service members died in Afghanistan and 3 others were wounded after their military convoy was struck by a suicide bomber on Monday, according to CNN. 2 additional US servicemen were killed in Afghanistan last month.

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people died in Syria on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded. According to Reuters, most of the victims were civilians. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.