Four US servicemen killed in western Iraq

November 3rd, 2005  
Team Infidel

Topic: Four US servicemen killed in western Iraq

BAGHDAD, Nov 2 (AFP) - Four US servicemen have been killed in and around the
restive western Iraqi town of Ramadi, including two US marines who died in
the crash of their attack helicopter, the military said Wednesday.

There was no immediate word on the cause of Wednesday morning's crash, but
in a separate statement the military said an F-18 fighter jet bombed a
suspected insurgent command centre 500 metres (yards) from the site of the
crash a few hours after the helicopter went down.

The crash occurred "while the two-man crew was flying in support of security
and stabilization operations," the military said.

Another marine and a sailor serving with the marine expeditionary force were
also killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Ramadi on
Tuesday, the military added.

The deaths brought to at least 1,026 the number of US military personnel who
have died in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion, according to an AFP tally
based on Pentagon figures.