2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 10 Oct 2002 16:29:05 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Three U.S. Marines Injured in Kuwait Accident
Three U.S. Marines Injured in Kuwait Accident

Oct. 10
? By Ashraf Fouad

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Three U.S. Marines were injured in a training
accident on Thursday when ordnance left after the 1991 Gulf War exploded
during a military exercise in Kuwait, U.S. sources said.

A source told Reuters one Marine was in "very serious condition, the
second is serious and the third is light injuries." U.S. sources said
later that even the most seriously injured Marine was not in danger of

It was not immediately clear what had exploded, but land mines have been
frequently touched off in Kuwait since the Gulf War, when a U.S.-led
coalition drove out Iraqi forces who had occupied the oil-rich country
seven months earlier.

The Marines were training at a desert range just south of the border
with Iraq. On Tuesday, one of the some 1,000 U.S. Marines currently
training in Kuwait was killed in an attack by two Kuwaitis on Failaka

A second Marine was wounded in the arm in that attack and is recovering
in a Kuwaiti military hospital.

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