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Army Identifies 4th Soldier Killed In Ambush Near Baghdad

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RENO, Nev. (AP) _ Army officials have identified the fourth soldier killed Saturday in an ambush in Iraq in which three other soldiers are believed to have been captured, a newspaper reported.

Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, of Reno, Nev., was identified by DNA testing, the soldier's relatives told the Reno Gazette Journal. Three other soldiers killed in the ambush had previously been identified.

``We don't want to talk about it right now,'' Schober's grandfather, Robert Asper, said from Rohnert Park, Calif. ``We just found out about it. As far as we know, it's true.''

Three other members of the unit, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division, are believed to have been captured. An al-Qaida front group _ the Islamic State of Iraq _ has claimed it is holding them.

Schober, who was on his third tour of duty in Iraq, was leading a squad trying to prevent insurgents from laying roadside bombs when they were ambushed near Youssifiyah, 12 miles south of Baghdad.

Schober is survived by his mother, adoptive father and two sisters.
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