Two Marines from Camp Lejeune's Second Marine Division are among seven Marines killed Wednesday in Iraq.
The Defense Department says the Marines died during fighting in Operation Steel Curtain. A Lejeune spokesman says the names and exact units haven't been released because family has to be notified first.
Five other Marines from Camp Pendleton in California also were killed in combat. All the Marines were assigned to the Lejeune-controlled Second Marine Expeditionary Force.
More than 2,075 troops have died in Iraq since the war began.
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