US marines die in Falluja ambush

Three US marines have been killed in an operation in Falluja, the US military says.

    Ten US marines have been killed in just over one week in Falluja

    "Two marines assigned to First Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in action and one marine died of wounds received in action on Monday in the al-Anbar province while conducting security and stability operations," the military said in a statement on Tuesday.

      

    The marines have now lost 10 men in just over one week on various operations around al-Anbar province in Falluja from where US officials suspect alleged al-Qaida

    operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his supporters are operating.

     

    Air raids

      

    US-led military forces have carried out several air raids on what they say are al-Zarqawi safe houses in Falluja, including their second major strike on Monday since the transfer of authority to an Iraqi government two days earlier.

     

    The latest death raised to at least 640 the number of US soldiers killed in action in Iraq since last year's US-led invasion.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.