A U.S. Marine was killed in action yesterday in Iraq's volatile western Anbar province, the military said. The Marine, who was assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force...

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BAGHDAD, Iraq — A U.S. Marine was killed in action yesterday in Iraq’s volatile western Anbar province, the military said.

The Marine, who was assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, was killed “while conducting security and stabilization operations” in Anbar, a military statement said.

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No further details were available, including the circumstances or exactly where he was killed. Anbar is a vast province containing the battleground cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.

The Marine’s name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

His death takes the number of U.S. troops to at least 1,283 who have died since the war began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.