From the BBC:
A US helicopter has crashed in northern Iraq, killing all eight passengers and four crew, the US military has said.
The UH-60 Blackhawk came down just before midnight on Saturday, some 12km (seven miles) east of the town of Talafar, seen as a rebel stronghold.
The US military said the cause of the crash remained under investigation.
Five marines have also been killed over the weekend. Three died in attacks in the western town of Falluja and two were killed by separate roadside bombs…
Meanwhile, the US military confirmed it had conducted what it said was an anti-terror operation at the headquarters of the influential Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars.
Witnesses quoted by Reuters news agency said US troops slid down ropes from helicopters as soldiers on the ground burst into the Umm al-Qura mosque complex…