The Associated Press reports:
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. soldiers, ambushed by dozens of Iraqi militants near the infamous "Triangle of Death," responded by killing 26 guerrillas in the largest single insurgent death toll since last fall's battle for Fallujah, the U.S. military said Monday.Um... no. Just showing up doesn't mean you're going to die. The high number of insurgent deaths was due to American troops killing them.
The high number of deaths in Sunday's daylight battle south of Baghdad was attributed to the large number of attackers, unusual in a country where most clashes are carried out by small bands of gunmen or suicide bombers.
It's amazing how the AP manages to depict a complete rout for the insurgents as a sign of their supposed strength.