Three U.S. Marines, two insurgents, killed in fighting in Ir




 
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October 21st, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Three U.S. Marines, two insurgents, killed in fighting in Ir


BAGHDAD, Iraq - (AP) Three U.S. Marines were killed by a roadside
bomb in western Iraq, the military said Friday.
During subsequent fighting, the surviving Marines in the convoy
killed two insurgents and detained four suspected of involvement in the
attack near the village of Nasser Wa Salaam, 40 kilometers (25 miles) west
of Baghdad, the military said.
Thursday's fighting involved Marines of the Regimental Combat Team
8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of
their relatives.
The deaths raised to at least 1,991 the number of members of the
U.S. military who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March
2003, according to an Associated Press count.