Iraq: Seven U.S. troops die
Seven U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, including four in the western province of Anbar, the U.S. military said on Friday. In its statement, the military said four Marines died in the vast desert region on Thursday while conducting combat operations.
It should be mentioned that U.S. President George W. Bush visited Anbar on Monday and hailed improved security there.
Separately, the military said three troops were killed in northern Iraq on Thursday when an explosion hit their vehicle. According to Reuters, it said the attack took place in Nineveh province.
The deaths take to more than 3,750 the number of U.S. soldiers killed since the start of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Eighteen U.S. soldiers have died so far this month.