Report: US helicopter down near Baghdad; 2 injured

A US helicopter was forced down south of Baghdad on Friday, and two soldiers were injured, the military said. The incident occurred in the predominantly Sunni town of Youssifiyah, 20 kilometers south of Baghdad. The helicopter was supporting a planned mission when it made the forced landing, the military said, adding the cause was being investigated. The two soldiers sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the statement. "Security forces and close-air support immediately responded to the site, providing security for the forces and the downed aircraft," it said.