Dozen US marines killed in Ramadi attack

At least 12 US marines are reported to have been killed and about two dozen others injured in a ferocious attack on their position in the Iraqi city Ramadi.

    Occupation forces are engaged in fierce battles across Iraq

    A US defence official on Tuesday said initial reports indicated that scores of Iraqis attacked the marine position near the governor's palace in the city.

    "There may have been as many as a dozen marine deaths," the official said, adding that a significant number of Iraqis were also killed in the exchange of fire.

    The official said it was not clear exactly who had mounted the attack on the marines.

    Falluja fight

    Ramadi, 80km west of the capital Baghdad, is close to Falluja – currently under siege by US occupation forces.

    US soldiers are seeking to flush out Iraqi resistance fighters from the town and arrest those who killed four American contractors last week.

    But reports coming from Falluja say the occupation forces are facing stiff resistance.

    CNN said it appeared the attack in Ramadi had been carried out by supporters of the ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and not by followers of the Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, whose fighters have been battling occupation troops in several places.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.