BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed while conducting military operations in southern Iraq.
The fresh death brings the number of U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq in April to 11. That's the highest since November 2009 when 11 troops also died.
The military statement released Saturday said the death occurred Friday with no further details. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Five of those who died in April were killed during operations and the rest in non-combat incidents.
The death raises to at least 4,452 the number of U.S. military personnel who have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. That's according to an Associated Press count.