Marine dies as US fire kills Iraqi family
The U.S. military said Saturday that a Marine had died in Anbar province, raising to 98 the number of American soldiers killed in Iraq during October, the fourth deadliest month since the war began in March 2003.
The Marine died Friday from "wounds sustained due to enemy action," in the western province, the military said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a family of six has been killed during fighting in the Iraqi town of Ramadi, a hospital doctor said, according to AFP. Locals blamed an American air strike for Friday's deaths, but a US military statement said there had been fierce fighting in the town. "Six members of one family were killed when US planes bombed their place, a nursery school they were using as a house in 17th of July Street in the centre of the city last night," said Dr. Kamal al-Hadithi of Ramadi Hospital.