US death toll in Iraq for October hits 91




 
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October 24th, 2006  
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Topic: US death toll in Iraq for October hits 91


Media: AFP
Byline:
Date: 24 October 2006

BAGHDAD, Oct 24, 2006 (AFP) - Five more US soldiers have been killed in
attacks and fighting with rebels in Iraq, the American military announced
Tuesday, bringing the death toll for the month of October to 91.

One soldier died on Tuesday "from wounds he received when his patrol was
struck by an improvised-explosive device in central Baghdad", it said.

In the western province of Al-Anbar, a Sunni rebel stronghold, two marines
and a sailor died on Monday of injuries "due to enemy action", the military
said in a separate statement.

The military had earlier said that an army soldier was killed on Sunday by
a roadside bomb in Baghdad, bringing the number of dead over the weekend to
12.

If the toll continues to mount at the same rate until the end of October it
will become the deadliest month for US forces in Iraq since November 2004,
when they famously fought fierce street battles in the western town of
Fallujah.

At least 2,797 members of US forces have been killed or died accidentally
in the Iraq campaign since the March 2003 invasion, according to an AFP
count based on Pentagon figures.
 


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