This is the headline in an Iranian newspaper. Having scoured the internet, I was not able to find anything similar. Click here to see the Iranian story. Is this Iranian propoganda?
Sixteen US troops from the a unit of the Airborne Division have committed suicide inside a military base in Iraq, security sources say.
Iraqi security sources have revealed that 21 US troops had committed suicide inside a former Iraqi air force base 27 days ago, Fars News Agency reported on Monday.
According to the sources, the 21 troops were treated in a hospital but only five soldiers have survived and they are in a critical condition. Security officials said they used potent narcotics to kill themselves.
I have reasons to believe so.
Its funny considering the Air Force does not have an Airborne Division. They donâ€™t have Divisions at all. As a matter of fact they have Wings. The only branch of the Military that have Airborne Divisionâ€™s is the Army. There are two of them the 101st and the 82nd. Neither has a sub unit with the numerals 57th. There is a 57th Signal Battalion but they are not in Iraq.
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