7 Marines Killed in Anbar Province
Seven U.S. Marines were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq's Anbar province, a vast region encompassing the battleground cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, the military said Monday. It was unknown whether the deaths Sunday were connected to heavy fighting in Fallujah. American warplanes pounded the city with missiles as insurgents fought running battles with coalition forces. On Sunday, the military reported the death of another U.S. Marine in Anbar. The seven members of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force died while conducting ``security and stabilization operations'' in Anbar, the military said in a statement. The statement gave no other details about the deaths, saying the release of more information could place U.S. personnel at risk. The names of the dead were withheld pending notification of their families.
Posted by: Steve White 2004-12-13