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But according to Major Jim West of the First Marine Expeditionary Force "every day that goes by, the Iraqi national forces are getting better, stronger, and in parallel the Iraqi insurgents are getting weaker."
West and Wilson insisted however that fighting that broke out Friday in Fallujah, which left six marines dead, was not an example failure.
"We are not talking of a setback, but just about insurgents hiding in houses for a chance to kill a soldier," Wilson said.
Originally posted by dixon
Ever wondered why the Israelis bulldoze and level houses ? To punish and to take away refuge. Well, in this case, it would appear that aerial bombs and artillery is being used. They started something and it probably is getting pretty ugly in there. Hence, no news, total and complete blackout. Will take awhile to sanitize the place. No witnesses, no accusations. Victims are all dead "terrorists".