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Volcana
Dec 20th, 2004, 06:55 AM
Excuse me, but didn't we take this city? Didn't we remove all the non-combatants, and run the resistance out of Fallujah?

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0C0E2958-44ED-4DAE-9B6C-6B7B32515548.htm
US warplanes strike Falluja

Sunday 19 December 2004, 12:56 Makka Time, 9:56 GMT



http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/rdonlyres/0C0E2958-44ED-4DAE-9B6C-6B7B32515548/58118/9D4385419D2141E1B51C8DA0132DE905.jpg (http://<img%20src=/)Falluja refugees have been demanding to return home



The US military has renewed its aerial assault of Falluja amid reports of fierce clashes with the city's resistance, an Iraqi journalist said.
According to independent Iraqi journalist Fadhil al-Badrani, US warplanes targeted Falluja's eastern and southern districts.

He said fierce clashes had broken out in the city centre between US forces who have been in the city since 8 November and Iraqi fighters who had infiltrated back in across the Euphrates river.

"There is no way to determine the number of casualties as US authorities have barred journalists and aid workers from entering Falluja," al-Badrani told Aljazeera.

Falluja return delayed
The US military had earlier said it could not recommend to the Iraqi interim government the return of residents to Falluja.





http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/rdonlyres/0C0E2958-44ED-4DAE-9B6C-6B7B32515548/58117/6C7B5C3CC5884B9685C99FE4956F254D.jpgUS soldiers have been engaged in fierce fighting in Falluja


"At some point we will make a recommendation; we have not reached that point," Lieutenant Colonel Dan Wilson, a deputy commander of the First Marine Expeditionary Force, told reporters in a military base near Falluja late on Friday.

The Iraqi interim government had promised on Thursday residents could begin returning to the city, west of Baghdad, as early as next week, saying that basic services and aid had been restored.

But US marines, backed by a small Iraqi force, are apparently still engaged in fighting with the city's remaining resistance. There are also fears that some civilians may be trapped.

"We know of 150 civilians trapped in the city," al-Badrani said.

Oleh
Dec 20th, 2004, 07:09 AM
I think the civilians have as much, if not more chance of being killed by the terrorist themselves...im no expert on the situation in Iraq but wernt 60+ people just killed by a terrorists bomb in Iraq?
Terrorists TARGET innocence, i dont think the US Military are TARGTING civilians.

Volcana
Dec 20th, 2004, 07:12 AM
I think the civilians have as much, if not more chance of being killed by the terrorist themselves...im no expert on the situation in Iraq but wernt 60+ people just killed by a terrorists bomb in Iraq?
Terrorists TARGET innocence, i dont think the US Military are TARGTING civilians.I didn't mean to imply we were. My point is we tried to get all the civilians to leave before we went house-to-house. The thing is, the US media reported the battle of Fallujah over weeks ago. We not supposed to be having to bomb anything there.

Oleh
Dec 20th, 2004, 07:24 AM
I see what you mean now,still if somethings reported over..
Have they US Military said why they said it was over? Perhaps for operational purposes or there were more insergants than realized..?
Often war has too many unpredictabilities and just beacause somethings SUPPOSED to be one way dosnt mean something will pop up in the mean time and bring it back to the begging..but im really no expert on this matter in Iraq.

Scotso
Dec 20th, 2004, 01:34 PM
It's no secret that the US government is lying to us... or at least, not telling us the whole truth.