Not good! Hard days ahead.
Pentagon: Group of U.S. soldiers killed or captured.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A group of fewer than 10 U.S. soldiers have been captured or killed by Iraqi military forces, Pentagon officials said Sunday.
The soldiers, attached to a maintenance unit in south-central Iraq, went astray and were confronted by Iraqi military, officials said.
Some U.S. soldiers were killed, and others were being held as prisoners of war, officials said.
Iraqi television filmed interviews Sunday with what it said were American soldiers captured in southern Iraq.
The Arabic language, Qatar-based news network Al-Jazeera broadcast a tape Sunday of what appear to be U.S. soldiers identifying themselves and their place of origin. At least two of the soldiers interviewed appeared to be wounded; one of the wounded was a woman.
Richard Myers, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the soldiers' appearance a violation of the Geneva Convention.
"This is just one more crime by the Iraqi regime," a grim-faced Myers told reporters at the Pentagon shortly after the capture had been confirmed.
The news came as coalition ground forces faced pockets of strong resistance as they drove Sunday through the Iraqi desert toward Baghdad and other strategic targets.
U.S. Marines encountered heavy resistance and have suffered casualties Sunday in fighting near the southeastern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah.
Marines entered the city after Iraqi forces ambushed a U.S. military convoy bringing supplies to coalition forces in the region, according to CNN's Alessio Vinci, who is with the Marines