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December 2005

10 U.S. Marines killed, 11 Wounded

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A roadside bomb killed 10 Marines and wounded 11 while they were on a foot patrol near Fallujah, the Marine Corps said Friday, in the deadliest attack on American troops in nearly four months. The attack came after U.S. commanders reported a drop in suicide and car bombings as a result of increased U.S.-Iraqi operations.

However, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a coalition operations officer, warned that al-Qaida in Iraq, led by Jordanian terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, will likely step up attacks in the next two weeks to try to disrupt parliamentary elections Dec. 15.

At least 2,121 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the war in 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

10 U.S. Marines killed in bombing near Fallujah - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com

Posted by Coffeerooms December 02, 2005 Permalink