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WAR: Eight U.S Marines killed in Iraq's Al-Anbar Province.

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posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 08:41 AM
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What had started out as a month with relatively low coalition fatalities has just had a turn for the worse with a report that eight US Marines were killed in Al-Anbar province.
 


The Marines were assigned to the I Marine Expeditionary Force and were conducting increased security operations.



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.

Reuters

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Awaiting more information.


Related News articles:
Troops gearing up for assault on Fallujah

Related ATS threads:
WAR: Iraqi insurgents warn of unprecedented attacks

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[edit on 30-10-2004 by AceOfBase]

[edit on 31-10-2004 by Nerdling]




posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 08:49 AM
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8 marines MAY have been killed so i check everyone's sites and no one has this yet so you MAY have got the information earlier than the others...we'll wait and see



posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 08:53 AM
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Reuters

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.


Related News articles:
Troops gearing up for assault on Fallujah

Related ATS threads:
WAR: Iraqi insurgents warn of unprecedented attacks



posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 08:54 AM
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I wouldn't put it up unless I was sure.It's on Reuters and BBC.



posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 09:09 AM
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It's official.
Centcom has a press release:



Centcom.mil
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.


[edit on 30-10-2004 by AceOfBase]



posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 10:37 AM
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And after US forces pulled out, Iraqi forces went in and massacred 20 civilians. They were shooting randomly and used handgrenades as well. A cameraman reportedly saw 18 bodies, other witnesses saw at least 20...



posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 11:48 AM
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Well what you exepect Helmutt it is the Wild Wild East...



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