US military announces deaths of 3 troops in Iraq

The US military on Monday announced the deaths of two Marines and one soldier in fighting in Iraq's Anbar Province. A brief report said the Marines had been assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5. The soldier was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division The service members' names were not released pending notification of their families. The deaths bring the number of US troops killed in Iraq this month to 16.