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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Eight U.S. marines were killed and nine wounded in action west of Baghdad Saturday, the U.S. military said.
It gave no details on the deaths, which it said occurred in the restive western province of Anbar, which includes the rebel -held cities of Falluja and Ramadi.
October 30, 2004
Release Number: 04-10-27C
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EIGHT MARINES KILLED, NINE WOUNDED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Eight Marines assigned to the I Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in action and nine others were wounded in action today while conducting increased security operations in the Al Anbar Province.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notification.