posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 06:41 PM
Ten US Marines were killed and eleven wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Falluja. The soldiers, from the 2nd Marine Division, were on a foot patrol
doing counter-insurgency operations in the Al-Anbar Province when the device exploded. This brings the total of US dead in Iraq to 2,120.
Ten US marines were killed and 11 wounded by a roadside bomb outside the central Iraqi town of Falluja on Thursday, the US military has said.
The soldiers from the 2nd Marine Division were conducting a foot patrol when a bomb exploded.
The Pentagon says nearly 16,000 US troops have been wounded in combat since 2003.
US officers have repeatedly warned that the number of attacks carried out by insurgents in Iraq would increase in the run-up to elections on 15
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Another day in Iraq brings more deaths for the coalition forces stationed there. This is one of the worst single incidents to date for the US
I am quite concerned though that the official line is that bombings and attacks are at an all time low, yet more and more attacks are taking place.
Not only on Military targets, but soft civilian targets as well.
If the official line was the truth, which I doubt from what is coming out of Iraq, then surely events such as these would not be reported as often as
I think though that this attack has such a high casualty count because the soldiers were on foot patrol. Most other attacks seem to hit armoured
vehicles, which lessen the impact on the soldiers involved.
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