The operation in Iraq has so far claimed the lives of 117 US soldiers, an official Pentagon spokesman told journalists on Sunday.
According to his words, 105 soldiers were killed in clashes with the enemy or by "friendly fire," i.e. fire from their own side, and 12 more died in various incidents.
After 7 people were liberated from captivity on Saturday, there are no more prisoners of war in Iraq, said the spokesman. He added that 4 soldiers were reported missing.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987