A U.S. Marine (search) died from wounds he suffered in action in western Iraq, the military said Saturday.
The Marine was wounded Friday in Anbar province "while conducting security and stability operations," the U.S. command said. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
The military withheld the slain Marine's name pending notification of next of kin. It wasn't immediately known when he died and no other details were available.
The Marine was the fourth to die this month in Anbar (search), a Sunni-dominated area west of the Iraqi capital that has been a hotbed of anti-U.S. resistance. It includes the cities of Fallujah, Ramadi and Qaim on the Syrian border.
More than 850 service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq.