posted on Sep, 29 2005 @ 12:14 PM
five us service men have been killed by a road side bomb
placed by Iraqi Rebels in the Sunni strong hold near Ramadi
Five US soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in the western town of Ramadi, the US military said.
The bomb exploded as they conducted combat operations on Wednesday, a statement by the Marines said.
The Sunni town of Ramadi is a stronghold of Iraq's anti-US insurgents, who launch regular attacks against Iraqi and American troops.
Reports say 13 US service personnel have been killed in violence in Iraq in the past five days.
Reports are also coming in of three near simultaneous suicide car bombings in the city of Balad north of Baghdad.
Hospital officials quoted by Associated Press say scores of people have been killed and wounded.
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as the days get closer to the signing of the new Iraqi constitution the violence seems to escalate even further