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Up to 15 British military personnel were killed in Iraq
Up to 15 British military personnel were killed in Iraq when an air force transport plane crashed northwest of Baghdad, Sky TV says. Prime Minister Tony Blair earlier confirmed that a number of British personnel died when a Hercules crashed. No information has been released about the cause of the crash, but U.S. officials said helicopters had spotted the wreckage, which was strewn over a wide area. "Yet again today we see the sacrifice they (British military personnel) make," Blair said in his statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives earlier today. They can be so proud of what their loved ones accomplished. This country and the wider world will never forget them", informs Reuters. According to the Voice of America, British Prime Minister Tony Blair calls the Iraq election a blow against global terrorism, and he vows to stand by Iraq as it moves to build a democracy. Mr. Blair also paid tribute to British military personnel who died in a plane crash on election day. Mr. Blair made a nationally broadcast statement saying the force of freedom was felt throughout Iraq on election day. "It was moving and humbling for those of us lucky enough to live in a democracy and take it for granted, to see the enthusiasm and the simple determination, the clear sight of courage of millions of Iraqis that came out to vote for the first time in their lives, despite the terrorism, despite the threats, despite the dangers," he said
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