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CENTCOMNEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

August 3, 2005
Release Number: 05-08-04C




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


14 MARINES KILLED NEAR HADITHA

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – Fourteen Marines and a civilian interpreter, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action early this morning when their amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device. The incident occurred during combat operations approximately two kilometers south of Haditha.

One Marine was wounded in the attack.

Names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.

For more information, contact Multi-National Force-West public affairs at mnfwcepaowo@cemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil or Multi-National Force-Iraq at (703) 270-0319.


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