The United States military has raised the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq Wednesday to 11.
The deaths were a major blow on the same day the blue-ribbon
Iraq Study Group recommended shifting United States forces from a combat role to primarily a training mission.
The latest death came in the capital of Anbar province. The military says the soldier was manning a machine gun nest on the
roof of an outpost when he was shot.
The deaths raised to at least 31 the number of U.S. troops who
have died in Iraq this month. At least 69 troops were killed in November and 105 in October - the highest monthly toll since January 2005.
According to an Associated Press count, at least 2,919 service members have been killed since the war began.