American military service members (2 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.


people were killed in Iraq in June and 163 others were wounded. Also, Reuters reported 70 bodies were recovered from mass graves.    

US soldiers were killed in a small arms firefight last Tuesday with Taliban enemy combatants in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.


nation says the US will not be allowed to use its bases to attack Iran. Reuters reported that Iraqi First Deputy Speaker Hassan Kaabi said that the legislature intended to work out a bill which will lead to withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country.