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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

October 18, 2005
Release Number: 05-10-19C



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TWO MARINES KILLED NEAR AR RUTBAH

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action by small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against the enemy in the vicinity of Ar Rutbah Oct. 17.

The engagement resulted in four enemy killed and the seizure of small arms.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-WEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT CEPAOWO@CEMNF-WIRAQ.USMC.MIL.



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