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Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2004 – Three Marines were killed today in Iraq's Anbar province, and four U.S. service members were killed today in southern Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command officials announced in news releases.

The Marines, assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, were conducting security and stability operations, but officials provided no further details. CENTCOM reported the service members killed in Afghanistan were members of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan, but the news release did not specify their service affiliations or provide any further information.

CENTCOM also reported today that an 81st Brigade Combat Team soldier was killed May 25 in a mortar attack at a base south of Baghdad. Nine other soldiers were injured in the attack. The command also reported today that a Stryker Brigade soldier in Mosul, Iraq, died May 27, but that the soldier's death was "not due to enemy action."

Names are being withheld until families are notified.

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