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Offline Spr.Earl

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6 Marine Snipers Killed
« on: August 02, 2005, 21:18:54 »
I just heard this on ABC NEWS.
All were from the same Unit,all their weapons were taken.

Just clipped this from a long article from the BBC.

"At least 15 people were killed in a spate of insurgent attacks across Iraq a day after the US military lost six marines in the west of the country.
Four are known to have died and 23 were wounded by a powerful suicide car bomb near a US military convoy in Baghdad.

And gunmen shot dead the head of Abu Ghraib police station, a hospital manager and two ministry officials.

Announcing the marines' deaths, the Pentagon said they were killed in action but did not give details.

One unofficial report says they were a six-man sniper team.

The troops were killed near Haditha, some 200km (125 miles) north-west of Baghdad - an area of Anbar province near the Syrian border that has seen frequent insurgents attacks on US troops.

Insurgents were said to have handed out leaflets in the streets of Haditha claiming they were responsible for the marines' deaths. "



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Re: 6 Marine Snipers Killed
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 10:30:53 »
They were Marine Reservists from a Cleveland,Ohio based 3/25 Marine Regiment. Another 14 were killed today by an IED hitting their amphib track. They were also from the same unit. My condolences to the families and to the Marine Corps on their loss.

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Re: 6 Marine Snipers Killed
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005, 14:37:22 »
Rest in Peace brothers.   :salute:

Unfortunately, the same battalion, 3/25 had suffered several other Marines killed this spring in operations near the Syrian border.

Another 14 from Regimental Combat Team 2 were killed today in an IED attack in the same AO in Haditha.