Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Bombings, ambush kill eight US troops in Iraq - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - World - News

Bombings, ambush kill eight US troops in Iraq - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - World - News: "BAGHDAD -- US forces in western Iraq are facing fierce resistance to their new effort to take control of the Syrian border, with car bombs and an apparent ambush killing eight American troops in a single day, Army and Marine officials said yesterday.

The deadly series of attacks Monday included the ambush of six Marines on a foot patrol outside of Haditha, Marine officials said. Five of the Marines were killed by small-arms fire in the initial assault. One was later found dead a couple miles away, a Marine statement said. Officials declined to say whether he was taken hostage before he was killed, and the military was investigating the incident."

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