One day US Iraq death toll climbs to eight

October 26th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: One day US Iraq death toll climbs to eight

Media: AFP
Date: 26 October 2006

BAGHDAD, Oct 26, 2006 (AFP) - A total of six US marines and two sailors
were killed in one day in western Iraq, the US military said Thursday,
bringing the American death toll for the month to its highest level in a

The troops were all killed Wednesday in Anbar province of western Iraq,
their deaths pushing the number of fatalities already this month to 99, the
highest total since October 2005.

All died "from injuries sustained due to enemy action," according to US
military statements, which gave no further details except to say that the
sailors were attached to a naval construction regiment.

At least 2,805 members of US forces have now been killed in action or in
accidents in the Iraq campaign since the March 2003 invasion, according to
an AFP count based on Pentagon figures.

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