A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers and wounded two in Baghdad.
The U.S. said the blast occurred Tuesday in east Baghdad but gave no further details.
However, a U.S. Humvee was seen burning Tuesday at an intersection in Mashtal section of eastern Baghdad.
U.S. officials believe mainstream Mahdi forces have generally stuck by the order but breakaway factions of the militia are continuing attacks.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War