US reports deaths of five more troops in Iraq

The US military on Tuesday reported the deaths of five more American troops in Iraq, including three Marines killed in combat in the volatile Anbar province. Identities of the troops were not released pending notification of their relatives. The deaths raised to 51 the number of troops who have died this month. At least 2,939 members of the US military have died since the war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.