Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq in 24 hours

October 10th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq in 24 hours

Media: Reuters
Date:October 9, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was killed when guerrillas attacked his
patrol in eastern Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said.

In another statement earlier, the military said three U.S. Marines were
killed in action in Anbar province in western Iraq on Sunday.

The largely desert province is the heartland of the Sunni Arab insurgency
against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government and U.S
forces. It is the deadliest area in Iraq for U.S. soldiers.

The deaths of the four soldiers brought to 33 the number of U.S. soldiers
killed in Iraq since the beginning of October.

More than 2,740 U.S. soldiers have been killed since the March 2003 U.S.-led
invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.

An alliance of Sunni tribal leaders has promised to help Maliki's government
root out al Qaeda militants who have set up bases in Anbar province. Maliki
has announced reconstruction plans for the region and a more representative
local government.

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