Two US troops killed in western Iraq as Bremer vows to transfer power as scheduled

Published May 18th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Two American troops were killed in fighting in the al-Anbar province in western Iraq, the US military said on Tuesday. 


Meanwhile, the U.S. governor of Iraq said Tuesday that the transfer of power to Iraqis must go ahead as scheduled despite the assassination of the president of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council in a suicide bombing.  


"The terrorists are trying to stop Iraq's march to sovereignty and peace," L. Paul Bremer said at a memorial service for Izzadine Salim, who killed Monday. "They will not succeed. We must continue the political process leading to an interim government next month and to elections next year."  


Salim's family as well as members the Governing Council attended the ceremony inside the so-called green zone, which houses the occupation headquarters, The AP reported. (

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