BAGHDAD, Iraq – A U.S. Marine (search) was killed when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in northwestern Iraq, the military said Sunday.
The bomb detonated Saturday near Haqlaniyah, 85 miles northwest of Baghdad (search), the Marines said in a statement.
The slain Marine was assigned to the 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force. His name was withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
As of Sunday, at least 1,656 U.S. military members have died since the Iraq war began in March 2003, according to an AP count.