19 U.S. Soldiers Killed in 24 hours

Though the numbers are still somewhat inconclusive, a total of nineteen soldiers have been killed in Iraq in less than 24 hours.

First, CentCom reported that three soldiers died from combat on April 5th:

    Three Task Force 1st Armored Division soldiers were killed during separate attacks April 5-6 in the Kadhimyah district here.

    The first soldier died of wounds received during an attack that took place at about 11 a.m. April 5. The soldier was traveling with a southbound convoy when it was attacked with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.

    A second soldier died later that day, at about 9:30 p.m., when his vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade during a firefight in the same area.

    A third soldier died from wounds he received during a rocket-propelled grenade attack on his Bradley Fighting Vehicle at about 12:30 a.m., April 6.

The military also reported the death of four Marines later in the day:

    Four Marines serving with the I Marine Expeditionary Force were killed as a result of enemy action in the Al Anbar province April 5 while conducting security and stabilization operations.

Finally, a highly coordinated attack on Marines in Ramadi resulted in the deaths of at least 12. These deaths bring the total American fatalities to 636.

Stay tuned with Antiwar.com for updates on these figures.