U.S. soldier killed in Iraq's restive Anbar province

August 19th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: U.S. soldier killed in Iraq's restive Anbar province

Media: The Associated Press
Date: 19 August 2006

BAGHDAD, Iraq_An American soldier was killed in combat Saturday in Anbar
province, the stronghold of the Sunni Arab insurgency west of Baghdad, the
U.S. military announced.

The soldier was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, a military
statement said. It gave no details except to say the soldier "died from
wounds sustained due to enemy action" while operating in Anbar province.

At least 2,605 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of
the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The
figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,070 died as a result of
hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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