Two Marines were killed in Iraq's volatile Anbar province, the military said today. A military statement said two Marines assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed...
BAGHDAD, Iraq Two Marines were killed in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province, the military said today.
A military statement said two Marines assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed yesterday “while conducting security-and-stabilization operations” in Anbar province west of Baghdad, which includes the battleground cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.
No further details were revealed.
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Eight Marines died over the weekend in Anbar; it was unclear where in Anbar the Marines died.
Also yesterday, a soldier with the 1st Corps Support Command was killed and another wounded in a vehicle accident near a military base in Balad. It was unclear what caused the accident.
The deaths brought to nearly 1,300 the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq since the invasion began in March 2003.