Marine killed in fighting west of Baghdad

October 22nd, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Marine killed in fighting west of Baghdad

Media: The Associated Press
Byline: n/a
Date: 22 October 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq_A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 was killed in
fighting in Anbar province west of Baghdad, the military reported Sunday.

The Marine died Saturday from wounds received in combat, the military said,
raising the death toll among U.S. troops in Iraq this month to 79,
surpassing the year's previous monthly high of 76 in April.

With more than a week left in the month, October is on course to be the
deadliest month for American service members in two years.

The Marine's name was being withheld pending notification of his family, the
military said.

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