HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

US April Death Toll In Iraq Reaches Total For All Of March...

Bitter rivalry between two powerful clans for leadership of Iraq's Shiite Muslims snarled efforts Tuesday to agree on the next prime minister, the key issue that is blocking a national unity government. Meanwhile, the U.S. military reported the deaths of five more soldiers, including three killed Tuesday in a roadside bombing north of the capital.

The latest casualties raised the U.S. death toll so far this month to at least 31 -- the same for all of March, according to an Associated Press count.

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