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Three Marines Die in Al Anbar Province

Three Marines assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force were killed yesterday as a result of enemy action in the Al Anbar Province while conducting security and stability operations. Two of the Marines were killed in action; one Marine died of wounds received in action on the same day.

I MEF force protection measures preclude the release of any information that could aid enemy personnel in assessing the effectiveness or lack thereof with regard to their tactics, techniques and procedures. The release of more details about the incident could place our personnel at greater risk.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Release #040412f

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