Convoy attack killed at least 4 female GIs
From Tribune news services
Published June 26, 2005
BAGHDAD -- At least four
women serving in the U.S. military, including three Marines, are
among the six known dead in a suicide car bombing in Fallujah on
military officials in Baghdad and Washington said
It was the largest number of female service members killed in a
single attack during the Iraq war. Eleven women were also among
the 13 Marines wounded in the strike, which began when the car
approached a military
convoy carrying about 20 Marines and sailors traveling to
checkpoint duties on the edge of Fallujah.
Most if not all
of the personnel riding in the back of the truck when it was hit
were American women assigned to search Iraqi women who pass
through the checkpoint.
Of the 37 women among the at least 1,728 service members that had
been killed in Iraq as of Wednesday, nearly all had died within
units made up largely of men. On Thursday, for the first time in
the war, a large number of women suffered and died together after
a strike that military officials suspect was carefully planned and
may have deliberately targeted the women.
The attack came in the middle of a debate over the proper role of
women in the U.S. military. Although women are not supposed to be
used in combat roles, the Iraq war is a conflict without a defined
front line, where attacks can come from any direction, at any
time. Women who drive in logistics convoys or serve as engineers
are at risk every day of encountering ambushes, suicide bombings
and remotely detonated explosives.
||Given those realities,
commanders have quietly relaxed the rules to allow women to be
deployed as turret gunners in Humvees and a wide array of other
duties that put them in the line of fire.
"Among Marines in the field, the gender lines
have already been erased," one senior officer said. "You can't
go to Iraq and not be at risk in some way, and that's what all
of us who put on a uniform here understand
Meanwhile, gunmen on Friday killed an aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali
al-Sistani, Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric. Police said two
bodyguards were also killed trying to protect Shiite cleric Samara
al-Baghdadi, who represented al-Sistani in Baghdad's predominantly
Shiite al-Amin district.
Iraqi security forces also discovered the bodies of eight beheaded
men -- at least six of whom were Shiite farmers -- in a region
north of Baghdad on Friday. It was unclear why the men were
News of the Marine deaths came as President Bush and Iraqi Prime
Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Washington both pledged eventual
victory over insurgents.
"The enemy's goal is to drive us out of Iraq before the Iraqis
have established a secure democratic government. They will not
succeed," Bush said.
Fallujah, in Anbar province, was the scene of a large-scale
campaign in November by U.S. troops to rout militants.
Residents of Fallujah call it the "City of Mosques" for its many
Muslim houses of worship. Along with neighboring Ramadi, the city
and the region around Fallujah are located in the heart of the
insurgency that is fighting the U.S. military presence in Iraq and
A U.S.-led offensive in November finally wrested Fallujah from
insurgents. The U.S. military says 1,200 insurgents were slain and
about 2,000 suspects captured in the battle. At least 54 U.S.
troops and eight Iraqi soldiers were killed.
This is your last chance,
Fallujah rebels are told as US prepares ground attack
By Toby Harnden in Ramadi
Iraq's government yesterday offered the leaders of rebel-held
Fallujah a "last" chance to negotiate as an American military commander
described the city as a cancer that had to be dealt with.
Iyad Allawi, the Iraqi prime minister, indicated that time was
fast running out for those who were harbouring insurgents there.
"This chance could be the last," he said in a statement,
imploring "the leaders and notables of Fallujah to use it to find a political
But with military preparations at an advanced stage and
American officials suggesting a major offensive could begin next week, there
appeared little hope of a deal.
is a cancer," said Maj Gen Richard Natonski, commander of the 1st Marine
Division, who would lead any ground attack. "We can't have a sanctuary for the
enemy and expect to make progress."
He said he had received no request from the Iraqi government to
carry out military operations and offered no opinion on whether a peaceful
solution was possible. "I don't know who they're negotiating with."
But he made clear that his men were ready for action in
Fallujah. "It's a rats' nest but if we
have to go in and clear it out we will." He urged the foreign elements in
Fallujah and those loyal to Saddam Hussein's regime to come out and fight.
"We can take these guys on if they show their faces. Not a
problem whatsoever. That's why they've resorted to the tactics they have
[suicide bombings and landmines] because they know every time we face them we
Speaking in his headquarters at Ramadi, 30 miles west of
Fallujah, he said the insurgents appeared to be preparing for battle. "There's
some indications they are fortifying." Intelligence reports have suggested that
elaborate booby traps have been laid.
In recent weeks, fighting has intensified in Ramadi, the
capital of al-Anbar province. At least two Iraqis were killed and eight wounded
in clashes in the city yesterday.
But Maj Gen Natonski said: "Ramadi's not going to fall. We
don't have to worry about that. We've had some tough fights here, especially
lately, but we've taken the fight to the enemy."
Violence has surged in Iraq in the past few months and during
the holy month of Ramadan, which ends in just over two weeks. Yesterday, two
American soldiers were killed in rocket and bomb blasts.
A group calling itself the Army of Ansar al-Sunna issued a
statement saying it had killed 11 kidnapped members of the Iraqi National Guard,
beheading one and shooting the other 10.
At the weekend, at least 49 members of the new Iraqi army were
summarily executed by the side of a remote road after being ambushed.
In signs of tensions between the Iraqi government and the
United States, Mr Allawi accused the Americans of negligence in failing to
protect the soldiers.
After his comments were reported, aides sought to play them
down, emphasising that Mr Allawi would await the outcome of an investigation
into the atrocity, which appeared to have been carried out with inside
But Maj Gen Natonski said American and Iraqi forces would fight
side by side if there was a battle for Fallujah, and there was no doubt who
Defense Minster Jerzy took President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld to task for publicly revealing GROM’s part in securing oil-drilling
rigs in the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr. Szmajdziński said the activities of special
units should be shrouded in secrecy and added that US officials do not reveal
details of the tasks performed by their country’s special forces.
Poles felt that GROM Commander Col. Roman Polko was punitively recalled to
Warsaw for allowing himself and his men to be photographed by a news
photographer. Few believed the government’s explanation that had returned in the
middle of a war “to complete his post-graduate
Brigadier General Rich Natoński,
commander of the Marine Task
Force Tarawa which had liberated the city of Amarah, encountered a typical Iraqi
reaction when the local Shiite sheik told him that “the Americans do not know
what’s best for Iraq, only Iraqis do.” Natoński assured local leaders that
American soldiers “also want to go home also to their families.”
Brigadier General Rich Natoński told reporters he had had a 12-year-old girl,
shot in the head during the siege, evacuated by helicopter after his medics had
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Iraqi president says Sunnis get more representation on
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) More Sunni Muslim Arabs will be appointed to join elected
lawmakers in drafting Iraq's new constitution, President Jalal Talabani said
Thursday, a day after the Sunnis threatened to boycott the process.
Meanwhile, 19 security guards for a North Carolina-based company were
detained for three days in a military jail by U.S. Marines following an alleged
shooting spree May 28, and some of the contractors complained they were abused
while in custody.
The Sunnis, who complained about their lack of representation, will be given
up to 25 seats, Talabani said. His announcement seemed to meet demands made a
day earlier by top Sunni leaders for 27 seats on the 55-member committee.
''We have decided to add about 20 to 25 members from Sunnis in the committee,
which will draft the constitution with full rights like other members who were
elected by the parliament,'' Talabani said.
''This will be done very soon and we are discussing to finalize the making of
this decision,'' he added.
But a Sunni legislator on the committee said that although an agreement had
been reached on Sunni Arabs joining an expanded and parallel committee, no deal
had been struck on their number.
Adnan al-Janabi, one of two Sunni Arabs on the committee, told The Associated
Press that Sunni groups have agreed to join the 55 legislators in an expanded
body whose decisions would be made by consensus. The decisions would then be
referred to the 55-member committee for endorsement before going to the 275-seat
Al-Janabi, who has led contacts with the Sunni Arabs about their
representation, said there has been no agreement on the number of
representatives to be involved in the process, but added that parliament, in a
goodwill gesture, would issue a resolution ''recognizing and supporting'' the
The agreement on the Sunni Arabs joining an expanded body, rather than the
constitutional committee, means that they have dropped demands for voting rights
equal to those of the 55 legislators.
Several committee members say the number of the Sunni Arabs on the committee
should be equal to that of the Kurds 15 since each of the two communities
account for up to 20 percent of the population. They also believe that expanding
the body with a large number of Sunni Arabs could delay the decision-making
process when they have only two months to draft the document.
The Shiite-led government had offered 13 extra places for Sunni Arabs from
outside the parliament to help the 55-member committee draw up the constitution.
No voting rights were offered to the 13.
But on Wednesday, two of Iraq's largest Sunni Arab organizations the Iraqi
Islamic Party and the Sunni Endowment rejected the offer of 13, and instead
called for 25 seats with the same voting rights as the 55 lawmakers.
New U.N. special envoy to Iraq, Ashraf Qadhi, said during an earlier news
conference with Talabani that the constitution was Iraq's ''No. 1 priority.''
Sunni Arab support is crucial for Iraq's Shiite- and Kurdish-dominated
government, particularly to approve the constitution. The draft charter, which
must be ready by mid-August, will collapse if three of Iraq's four predominantly
Sunni Arab provinces vote against it in a referendum to be held two months
If adopted in October, the constitution will provide the basis for a new
general election by Dec. 15.
British Foreign Minister Jack Straw, visiting with a European Union
delegation, expressed confidence the deadlines would be met.
The Marines said the 16 Americans and three Iraqis, employed by Zapata
Engineering of Charlotte, N.C., sprayed small-arms fire at Iraqi civilians and
U.S. forces from their cars in Fallujah on May 28. No one was hurt.
Marine Lt. Col. Dave Lapan said Marines reported seeing gunmen in several
late-model trucks fire ''near civilian cars'' and on military positions.
''Three hours later, another Marine observation post was fired on by gunmen
from vehicles matching the description of those involved in the earlier
attack,'' the spokesman said.
U.S. forces said they detained the contractors without incident and held them
for three days, but no charges were filed.
The American contractors are believed to have left Iraq, and a Naval Criminal
Investigative Service inquiry is under way, the military said.
According to Zapata, its convoy which was carrying supplies from Baghdad to
Fallujah was stopped when spike strips placed in the road flattened their tires.
Company president Manuel Zapata said the only shot
fired by his workers was a warning blast after they noticed a vehicle following
Some of the workers alleged they were physically abused and humiliated while
in military custody.
Mark Schopper, an attorney who said he represents two of the workers who were
detained, told The Charlotte Observer they
were stripped to their underwear, blindfolded and handled roughly by Marines.
''Marines put their knees on the
backs of their necks and ripped off religious medallions,'' Schopper said.
''They asked for attorneys, they asked for Amnesty International, they asked for
the American Red Cross. All three requests were denied.''
Lapan said in an e-mail exchange with the AP that military inquiry is looking
into both the shooting incident as well as the contractors' allegations against
the Marines, who denied the allegations.
''We continue to investigate this matter, to include the contractors' actions
leading up to this incident, the actions of our Marines, as well as the
contractors' allegations of abuse. At this point, we have found nothing to
substantiate those allegations,'' Lapan said in the e-mail to the AP.
He told The Observer that the Americans ''were segregated from the rest of
the detainee population and, like all security detainees, were treated humanely
Iraq's rampant insecurity has spawned a thriving private industry comprising
Iraqis and former military personnel from around the world to protect foreign
contractors, journalists and senior government officials and diplomats.
Many Iraqis resent high-profile security details who speed along highways in
sport utility vehicles brandishing automatic weapons.
It is unclear what caused the security contractors to open fire, but there
have been reports previously of some over zealous guards firing weapons out of
fear of being attacked. Iraqi insurgents target foreign security forces, along
with American troops and Iraq police and soldiers, in their campaign against the
In the latest violence, insurgents ambushed a convoy carrying U.S. supplies
near Khaldiyah, 75 miles west of Baghdad, police Sgt. Shakir Ibrahim said.
Several trucks and SUVs were destroyed and there were an unspecified number of
The attack was the second against a convoy transporting goods for American
forces this week west of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, the United States is talking with Sunni Arab leaders with ties to
militant groups to try to get them to lay down their arms, an American official
said. Several groups are indicating a willingness to join the political process,
but more radical militants can only be dealt with by military means, he said.
''In order to achieve stability and an end to the insurgency and stop Iraqis
from being killed in large numbers, the insurgency has to be addressed,'' the
Baghdad-based official said Wednesday during a briefing on condition he not be
Separately, U.S. officials confirmed last week's arrest of Mullah Mahdi,
Mosul cell leader of the feared Ansar al-Sunnah terror group, which has links to
al-Qaida in Iraq. Iraqi and American forces also have captured numerous foreign
fighters from Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.
In a related development, two Mahdi aides were captured Wednesday in Mosul,
said Asso Mamand, an official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
Meir Dagan –
Mossad chief behind Iraq bombings
Just another “
Greasy Assassin “
headquarters where bomb pre-detonates
Marines rush to Israel’s aid
Tens of mysterious bombs can be traced to the Mossad.
Jews in Iraq were building another bomb in Iraq when it went off killing them.In
Kirouk , Iraq a
massive bomb went off in the Mossad bomb making facility. An number of
Mossad agents were killed along with their Kurd agents.
US troops - in conjunction
with the jews
– rushed to the site and evacuated the wounded to US army hospitals in
American troops surrounded the building and permitted no access. The US army
wanted to hide the true function and
of these saboteurs
27 killed in Istanbul British bank bombing
Suicide truck bombs exploded at a London-based bank and the British consulate
Thursday, killing at least 27 people and wounding nearly 450.
Military covers up execution of female Marines
These are the only bodies recovered - The four
others were missing
Holly Charette and
IDF did this earlier to Arabs - It's their MO
Slit their throats and put them in a garbage dump
The initial story
The first story was that a suicide bomber drove his car into a truck full of
soldiers, and four female Marines were killed. The bombing was followed by a
firefight. The next story is a few were missing.
More news trickled out
The suicide car bomb and ensuing small-arms fire killed at least two Marines
four others were missing
presumed dead. At least one woman Marine was killed and 11 of 13 wounded were
It now appears that the four missing female Marines were found in a garbage
dump, and that they had their throats slit. We know IDF mercs have been
killing Iraqis this way for 2 months now. We also know that 19 IDF mercenaries
shot at Marines, and were captured and had the hell beat out of them during
their captivity at Camp Fallujah, and someone important got them out of Iraq
in a hurry.
More US Women Soldiers Killed?
Extract from Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 30 June 2005
Note we cannot confirm or verify the follow extract but post it nonetheless,
to counteract the disinformation being broadcast as “news” by the Western
On Thursday morning,
occupation forces discovered the bodies of the four American soldiers who were
captured in the Resistance attack that took place in al-Fallujah one week
earlier, on Thursday, 23 June 2005. A source in the Iraqi puppet army told
Mafkarat al-Islam that the throats of the four American women soldiers had
been slit and their bodies (lain) in the area of stone quarries south of al-Fallujah.
In its report posted at 10:35am Mecca time, the correspondent for Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that the American occupation forces had at that time made no
comment on the discovery of the corpses, though they had earlier listed the
women soldiers as “missing”
the Resistance car bomb attack of the previous week.
|Attack focuses attention on
female troops in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — The lethal ambush of a convoy carrying female U.S.
troops in Fallujah underscored the difficulties of keeping women away
from the front lines in a war where such boundaries are far from
suicide car bomb and ensuing small-arms fire killed at least two
Marines, and four others were missing and presumed dead. At least
one woman was killed and 11 of 13 wounded were female.
The ambush late Thursday also suggested Iraqi
insurgents may have regained a foothold in Fallujah, which has been
occupied by U.S. and Iraqi forces since they regained control of the
restive city from insurgents seven months ago. (Related story:
Convoy containing female Marines hit in Iraq)
were part of a team of Marines assigned to various checkpoints around
Marines use females at the checkpoints to search Muslim women "in order
to be respectful of Iraqi cultural sensitivities," a military statement
said. It is considered insulting for men to search female Muslims.
The terror group al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed it
carried out the ambush, one of the
single deadliest attacks against
the Marines — and against women — in this country. The high
number of female casualties spoke to the lack of any real front lines in
Iraq, where U.S. troops are battling a raging insurgency and American
women soldiers have taken part in more close-quarters combat than in any
previous military conflict.
"It's hard to stop suicide bombers, and it's hard
to stop these people that in many cases are being smuggled into Iraq
from outside Iraq," President Bush said at a joint White House news
conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Friday.
Current Pentagon policy prohibits women from
serving in front line combat roles — in the infantry, armor or
artillery, for example. But an increasing number of female troops have
been exposed to hostile fire.
Thirty-six female troops have died since the war
began, including the one that was announced Friday, said Maj. Michael
Shavers, a Pentagon spokesman. Thirty-four were Army, one Navy and one
Marine. Most have died from hostile fire.
More than 11,000 women are serving in Iraq, part
of 138,000 U.S. troops in the country, said Staff Sgt. Don Dees, a U.S.
Thursday's attack may have been the single
largest involving female U.S. service members since a Japanese suicide
pilot slammed his plane into the USS Comfort near the Philippines in
1945, killing six Army nurses, according to figures from the Women in
Military Service for America Memorial Foundation.
Three Army women were among 28 U.S. troops who
died during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 when a Scud missile struck a
Marine barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the Washington-based
foundation said on its Web site. The three were among a total of 16
women who died in Desert Storm. Four were killed by hostile fire.
One woman was listed as killed in action during
the Vietnam War, two women died in the USS Cole bombing in 2000 and
eight military women died at the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks, the foundation said.
In Thursday's attack, the Marines were returning
to their base, Camp Fallujah, when the ambush took place near the
eastern entrance to the city, 40 miles west of Baghdad.
Fallujah is a former insurgent stronghold invaded
by U.S. forces at great cost last November. It is also the city where an
Iraqi mob hung the mutilated bodies of two U.S. contractors from a
bridge. On Nov. 2, 2003, two female Army soldiers were in a Chinook
helicopter shot down over Fallujah.
The State Department says about 90,000 of
Fallujah's 300,000 residents have recently returned to the city, which
benefited from Saddam Hussein's 23 years in power, as did other cities
in the Sunni-dominated area north and west of Baghdad. The former
dictator, himself a Sunni, recruited many Republican Guard officers and
security agents from the area.
Cpl. Holly A. Charette,
21, from Cranston, R.I., died in the attack, the Defense
Department said Friday. She was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd
Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North
A male Marine was also killed in the ambush, the
military said. His family identified him as Cpl. Chad Powell, 22, from
northern Louisiana. It was unclear how he was killed.
military did not provide the genders of the missing three Marines and a
sailor who were believed to be in the vehicle that was attacked.
They were presumed dead, said a U.S. military official in Washington who
spoke on condition of anonymity because the victims have not been
The attack, which raised the death toll among
U.S. military members since the beginning of the war to 1,732, came as
Americans have grown increasingly concerned about a conflict that has
shown no signs of abating. One year ago, 842 U.S. service members had
died in Iraq, compared to 194 on that date in 2003.
The relentless carnage has killed more than 1,250
people since April 28, when al-Jaafari announced his Shiite-dominated
government. With the Sunni Arab-dominated insurgency targeting the
Shiite majority, the wave of killings has slowly been pushing the
country toward civil war. In one such sectarian killing, gunmen on
Friday killed an aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most
revered Shiite cleric. Police said two bodyguards were also killed
trying to protect Shiite cleric Samir al-Baghdadi, who represented al-Sistani
in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite al-Amin district.
Elsewhere, gunmen ambushed a police patrol in
western Iraq, killing eight policemen and wounding one on Friday, police
and hospital officials said Saturday. The attack happened in the Anbar
provincial capital of Ramadi, Dr. Munim al-Kubaisi and Dr. Mohammed al-Ani
said. The area is an insurgent stronghold and the police officers were
assigned to protect highways on the city's outskirts.
On Saturday, gunmen killed two policemen
patrolling western Baghdad and wounded three others, police 1st Lt.
Thaer Mahmoud said. The victims belonged to a commando unit, he said.
Also, a suicide car bomber blew himself up Saturday outside an Iraqi
police officer's home north of Baghdad, killing at least six people and
wounding at least a dozen, police said.
Valdez was one of six U.S. service members who were killed in the
blast, which cast a spotlight on the threats facing military women in a
conflict where a violent insurgency has blurred the notion of a front line.
Two other women, Petty Officer Regina
Clark, 43, of Centralia, Wash., and Lance Cpl. Holly Charette, 21, of
Cranston, Rhode Island, were also killed by the bomber, and another
eleven women were among 13 Marines injured.
More US Women Soldiers Killed?
Extract from Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday,
30 June 2005
Note we cannot confirm or verify the follow extract but post it
nonetheless, to counteract the disinformation being broadcast as “news”
by the Western media.
On Thursday morning, US occupation
forces discovered the bodies of the four American soldiers who were
captured in the Resistance attack that took place in al-Fallujah
one week earlier, on Thursday, 23 June 2005. A source in the Iraqi puppet
army told Mafkarat
al-Islam that the throats of the four American women soldiers had been
slit and their bodies (lain) in the area of stone quarries south of al-Fallujah.
In its report posted at 10:35am Mecca time, the correspondent for Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that the American occupation forces had at that time
made no comment on the discovery of the corpses, though they had earlier
listed the women soldiers as
“missing” in the Resistance car bomb attack of the previous week.
Marine Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette
21, of Cranston, Rhode Island.
Charette died from wounds sustained when a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised
explosive device struck her vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq.
She was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division,
II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Died on June 23, 2005.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bomber
slammed into a U.S. convoy in
Fallujah, killing two Marines,
a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Three Marines and a sailor were missing
after the attack.
Another 13 Marines were wounded in the Thursday night
bombing, spokesman Bryan Whitman. Some women were among the casualties, he said.
Female Troops Face Hostile Fire in Iraq
By Frank Griffiths
The Associated Press
Saturday 25 June 2005
Baghdad - The lethal ambush of a convoy carrying female US troops in
Fallujah underscored the difficulties of keeping women away from the front lines
in a war where such boundaries are far from clear-cut.
The suicide car bomb and ensuing
small-arms fire killed at least two Marines and four
others were missing and presumed dead. At least one woman was
killed and 11 of 13 wounded were female.
The ambush late Thursday also suggested Iraqi insurgents may have
regained a foothold in Fallujah, which has been occupied by US and Iraqi forces
since they regained control of the restive city from insurgents seven months
The women were part of a team of Marines assigned to various checkpoints
around Fallujah. The Marines use females at the checkpoints to search Muslim
women "in order to be respectful of Iraqi cultural sensitivities," a military
statement said. It is considered insulting for men to search female Muslims.
The terror group al-Qaida in Iraq claimed it carried out the ambush, one
of the single deadliest attacks against the Marines - and against women - in
this country. The high number of female casualties spoke to the lack of any real
front lines in Iraq, where US troops are battling a raging insurgency and
American women soldiers have taken part in more close-quarters combat than in
any previous military conflict.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A suicide bomb attack on a
U.S. convoy in Falluja marked the bloodiest day for U.S. female troops serving
Insurgents bombed a truck carrying 19 U.S. military personnel Thursday night
and then ambushed it, U.S. military sources said.
At least four Marines -- including
three women -- were killed. Of the 13 Marines wounded, 11 were female,
the sources said Friday.
A Marine and a sailor remain unaccounted for. Their genders were not
Four Women Are Among Six U.S.
Servicemen Killed in Fallujah
Friday, June 24, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Four women
were among six U.S. military personnel killed after a car bomber slammed
into a U.S. convoy in Fallujah, Pentagon sources told FOX News Friday.
The attack, which happened late Thursday night, targeted troops assigned
to the II Marine Expeditionary Force (search),
the military said. Another 13 Marines were wounded in the attack, spokesman
The Marines said the blast has made it difficult to identify some of the
Three of the female victims were the first women in the Marine Corps to
die since the Iraq war began, while the fourth was the first woman in the
Navy to die in the conflict.
The terrorist group Al Qaeda in Iraq (search),
headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (search),
claimed responsibility for the attack, saying six "crusaders" were killed
and two Humvees were destroyed. The claim was posted on an Internet site,
but its authenticity could not be verified.
Fallujah, the volatile Anbar province (search)
town 40 miles west of Baghdad, was the scene of a large-scale campaign in
November by U.S. troops to rout militants.
Saturday 25 June 2005
Baghdad - The lethal ambush of a convoy carrying female US troops in
Fallujah underscored the difficulties of keeping women away from the front lines
in a war where such boundaries are far from clear-cut.
The suicide car bomb and ensuing small-arms fire killed at least two
Marines and four others were missing and
presumed dead. At least one woman was killed and 11 of 13 wounded were
June 24, 2005 -- At least six Marines, three of them female, were
killed after a suicide bomber rammed into their military vehicle Thursday night
in Fallujah, Iraq, ABC News has confirmed.
The military said in a statement that two Marines were killed and 13 wounded,
11 of them women. If confirmed, it would be the largest one-day casualty count
for women serving in the military since the start of the war in Iraq.
In addition, three Marines and a sailor believed to be in the vehicle are
currently missing, according to the statement.
The open, seven-ton armored truck was
ferrying members of a U.S. military civil affairs team to perform checkpoint
searches 40 miles west of Baghdad, according to officials. Fallujah, 30
miles west of Baghdad in the Anbar province, was the site of violent fighting
last November as U.S. troops attempted to oust militants.
It was to be a routine "swap out," or shift change, that included a high
number of women because of the need to have females search women travelers at
The majority of the fatalities were Marines assigned to the 2nd Marine
Expeditionary Force from Camp LeJeune, N.C., according to 2nd Lt. Barry Edwards.
They were assigned to Camp Fallujah.
At least 1,730 members of the U.S. military have died since the war began in
March 2003, with 44 women among the casualties.
While every servicemember's death, regardless of gender, is a loss,
targeting female troops may be the
latest attempt to shock and destabilize U.S. forces. It was not clear whether
this was an intentional attack on female troops, but many recent suicide
attacks have targeted civilians, including women and children.
Bomb to Shock
Car bombers have struck Iraq 480 times in the past year with a third of the
attacks occurring in the last two months, according to an Associated Press count
based on reports from police, military and hospital officials.
"They would like to force out the occupiers," Jessica Stern, a lecturer at
Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the author of "Terror in
the Name of God," said on ABC's "Nightline" on May 22.
"Their goal is to impose such heavy costs on the United States that we just
can't stand it anymore," Stern said.
Marines killed in rebel attack in Iraq
14:52 2005-06-25The suicide car bomb and
ensuing small arms fire attack killed at least two Marines, including one
woman, and four others were missing
and presumed dead (Duty Status "Whereabouts Unknown"), the U.S military said,
cited by Associated Press. Thirteen other troops were wounded, including 11
The ambush late Thursday also suggested that Iraqi insurgents may have regained
a foothold in Fallujah, which has been occupied by U.S. and pro-American Iraqi
forces since they wrested control of the restive city from insurgents seven
The terror group al-Qaida in Iraq on Friday claimed it carried out the ambush,
one of the single deadliest attacks against the Marines - and against women -
in this country. Thirty-six female troops have died since the war began,
including the one that was announced Friday
The attack, which raised the death toll among U.S. military members since the
beginning of the war to 1,731, came as Americans have grown increasingly
concerned about a conflict that has shown
no signs of abating.
The attack came on top of a series of similarly devastating bombing attacks on
marines in Anbar Province, west of Baghdad in recent weeks, including two in the
past month in which five or more marines died in each. At least 17 marines have
been killed in the province in the past 10 days alone, and several hundred since
the American-led invasion two years ago.
A British publication, the Lancet, estimated that about 100,000 civilians had
died in Iraq, over half of them women and children, since the beginning of the
US forces find butchered
bodies of four American women troops
taken prisoner one week ago.
morning, US occupation forces discovered the bodies of the four American
soldiers who were captured in the Resistance attack that took place in al-Fallujah
one week earlier, on Thursday, 23 June 2005.
A source in the Iraqi puppet army told Mafkarat al-Islam
that the throats of the four American
women soldiers had been slit and their bodies in the area of stone quarries
south of al-Fallujah.
In its report posted at 10:35am Mecca time, the
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the American occupation
forces had at that time made no comment on the discovery of the corpses, though
they had earlier listed the women soldiers as “missing” in the Resistance car
bomb attack of the previous week.
Petty Officer 1st Class Regina R. Clark
Naval Construction Region Detachment 30, temporarily assigned to 2nd Marine
Killed when a suicide car bomber attacked her convoy vehicle in Falluja,
Iraq, on June 23, 2005
carrie l french
Staff Sgt. Tricia L. Jameson
313th Medical Company, 110th Medical Battalion, Nebraska Army National Guard
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