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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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April 7, 2004
Release Number: 04-04-12C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TWELVE MARINES KILLED IN AGGRESSIVE OPERATIONS IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq - I Marine Expeditionary Force continued to execute Operation Vigilant Resolve yesterday throughout the Al Anbar Province and in several cities known to harbor anti-Iraqi forces.

Eleven Marines died while engaged with the anti-Iraqi Forces for more than seven hours, and one Marine died later from wounds suffered during the firefight.

The names of the dead are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

For more information, please contact Coalition Press Information Center at CPICPRESSDESK@BAGHDADFORUM.COM

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