Four US marines killed in Iraq

Published June 22, 2004

BAGHDAD, June 21: Four US marines were killed in action on Monday in Al-Anbar province, the US military said. "Four US marines assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed on Monday in the Al-Anbar province conducting security and stability operations," a spokesman said, reading a statement. Earlier, a witness said he saw four US soldiers shot in the western city of Ramadi on Monday.

BOMB BLAST: The death toll rose to five in a roadside bomb blast on Monday morning in the town of Gayara near the northern city of Mosul, the US military and witnesses said.

"Another Iraqi citizen has died as result of an attack on a convoy today 50 kilometres south of Mosul, bringing to five the total number of Iraqis who were killed in that attack," the military said in a statement.

Earlier the 2nd Infantry Division, based in Mosul, reported four Iraqi citizens were killed at 9:35 am (0545 GMT) when a roadside bomb exploded on their convoy. -AFP

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