August 03, 2005
Statement by II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)
CAMP FALLUJAH , Iraq – We are aware that a video and photos exist of a body purported to be a Marine killed in action near Haditha on Aug 1. We are reviewing the materials to determine if the body shown is one of the Marines killed that day. We wish to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow service members of those honorable Americans. We are sorry that the family of the person shown in the video might be subjected to such images. This disregard for all human life – Iraqi or American, men, women and even children – is a trait of the criminals and terrorists we are fighting. Their deplorable behavior demonstrates to the world that they have nothing positive to offer the people of Iraq .
-30-For more information, contact Multi-National Force-West public affairs at email@example.com.
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