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For U.S. military officials, the deaths of the six Marines killed in action Monday raises an unsettling prospect: that they may have been victims of someone with inside information.
The six were members of two sniper teams, trained to pick off the enemy at a distance, one-by-one, with a single precision shot.
Officials report the sniper teams were working together and in position when they were ambushed by an unknown number of insurgents.
Marines nearby heard the short, heavy burst of enemy gunfire that apparently killed five of the Marine snipers instantly. Evidence indicates the attack came so quickly the Marines were unable to return fire.
The sixth Marine either escaped or was taken prisoner but was later found dead a mile or so from the scene of the attack.
Originally posted by C0le
Carpet bombing would solve all the problems,
Originally posted by boogyman
Colonel:"Congratulations Achmed you've just completed the demolitions and
heavy weapons segment of your Basic training your now a soldier in the new Iraqi Army..."
Private:"Hey where'd Achmed go?"