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Four U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Separate Iraq Incidents

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2005 Four U.S. servicemembers were killed in Iraq on Nov. 30, military officials reported.

  • A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died in a non-hostile vehicle accident near Taqaddum.
  • Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd MEF (Forward), were killed by small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Fallujah.
  • North of Baghdad, a Task Force Baghdad soldier died as a result of a gunshot wound.

The names are being withheld pending notification of families.

In the skies over Iraq, coalition aircraft flew 59 close-air-support missions Nov. 30. These missions included support to coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities, and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

U.S. Air Force F-15s expended precision-guided munitions against an insurgent weapons bunker near Baghdad in a successful air strike. Air Force F-16s, a Predator and U.S. Navy F/A-18s and F-14s also provided close-air support to coalition troops in contact with insurgents near Hawijah, Mahmudiyah and Fallujah.

Fifteen U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft also flew missions in support of operations in Iraq.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and U.S. Central Command Air Forces Forward news releases.)

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