Friday, December 02, 2005

War on Terror Continues

Approximately 200 Iraqi Army soldiers, along with 300 Marines from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, deployed to Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, to begin conducting combined clearing operations intended to disrupt the insurgency and set the conditions for successful elections on Dec. 15.

Meanwhile, aroadside bomb in Fallujah killed 10 U.S. Marines and wounded 11 others, the U.S. military said Friday in the deadliest single attack against American forces in Iraq in nearly four months. Thursday's bomb struck a patrol from Regimental Combat Team 8 of the 2nd Marine Division, the Marine Corps said. The bomb was made from several large artillery shells, the Marines said.