In the afternoon of June 3, outside the Marines forwarding operating base located in the violent city of Haqlaniyah , three insurgents armed with automatic rifles and wearing face masks opened fire on Marines working in front of the barrier-laden base.

The Marines returned fire and two minutes later, another squad of Marines flooded the streets outside the forward operating base in this city of 15,000 and launched an overwhelming counter-attack that left two of the three insurgents dead within 10 minutes.

The attack came on the heels of a previous attack less than a month ago when the Marines from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment observed several armed insurgents around an abandoned hotel and attempted to disarm them. The insurgents ran into an abandoned hotel and returned fire from shattered windows. The assault ended hours later when military aircraft leveled the building with precision-guided munitions.

All the insurgents inside were eliminated and no Marines were injured.


  1. God bless our Marines!!! I hope they find every one of those freaking cowardly insurgents and wipe them off the face of the earth…especially after what they did to those two soldiers.

  2. Yeah, I hope the insurgents who are responsible for the ignoble slaughter of Pfc. Kristian Menchaca and Pfc. Thomas L. Tucker have the fear of U.S. Marines put into them.

  3. I work with Kristian Menchaca’s Uncle. I do not speak for the family. I want to lay waste to the Triangle of death and leave nothing but sand. In fact I like the idea for the whole Anbar province. Level Ramadi first. Patrols hit by IEDs and snipers are not worth one American life. Thank God Iraqi Army takes out insurgents without asking the New York Times. Every warrior will now see that there is no quarter given in Iraq. Kill them all or die trying.

  4. Just goes to show you that the insurgents are no match for our Marines. They can try fighting head to head but will be the loser every time. The insurgents can run but they cannot hide. No wonder they resort to IED’s–cowards!
    To the families of Pfc. Menchaca & Pfc. Tucker I offer my prayers. May our fallen heroes rest in peace.

  5. Dawn Patrol w/o MSM

    IRAQ Barbarism — [One Hand Clapping – Donald Sensing] Al Qaeda says Zarqawi’s successor personally beheaded two American soldiers According to Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Muhammed-Jassim, head of operations at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the two American…

  6. Let loose the teufel hunden (dogs) of war. We have to take the gloves off and finish this.
    Our adversaries understand two things:
    1. raw violence
    2. the value of the liberal american press to their cause
    So a) kick the reporters out and b) finish this.

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