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WAR: U.S. Troops Occupy All of Fallujah

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posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 03:40 PM
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A U.S. Army officer speaking on condition of anonymity has stated that the Army not occupies all of Fallujah. However, he also pointed out that the city had yet to be subdued. Several more days of fighting will be required to stamp out the resistance. To date 24 U.S. soldiers have died in the offensive, with an estimated 1000 militants dead. The assault on the city has caused other cities to erupt in violence, most notable Mosul.

 



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FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. military officials said Saturday that American troops had now "occupied" the entire city of Fallujah and there were no more major concentrations of insurgents still fighting after nearly a week of intense urban combat.

A U.S. officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Fallujah was "occupied but not subdued." Artillery and airstrikes also were halted after nightfall to prevent mistaken attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces who had taken up positions throughout the city.

Iraqi officials declared the operation to free Fallujah of militants was "accomplished" but acknowledged the two most wanted figures in the city Jordanian terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Sheik Abdullah al-Janabi had escaped.

U.S. officers said, however, that resistance had not been entirely subdued and that it still could take several days of fighting to clear the final pockets.

The offensive against Fallujah killed at least 24 American troops and an estimated 1,000 insurgents, and rebel attacks elsewhere especially in the northern city of Mosul have forced the Americans to shift troops away from Fallujah.


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When the city is finally subdued, will we have enough troops to keep the area secure. Also, not surprising, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was not captured. The insurgents that fled no doubt will rear their ugly heads again somewhere else. The strategy seems to be to pacify the major cities in time for the elections, but at some point they have to root them out

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posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 03:42 PM
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Hilarious!! One side says we got it under control, the other side says the others are asking for a ceasefire...but since the Soldier said the city has "yet to be subdued"...I would believe the reality lies somewhere in the middle...



posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 03:46 PM
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Well since you were also watching the hammer anvil story, just where can they go?

They can drop their arms and blend back in the population.

I wonder why they scoot and run and dont fight since they are such great warriors? Why then?

Why do they hide 'behind' the civilians? Why?



posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 03:52 PM
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Who is hiding behind civilians? They are in the city, yes, but what do you expect? They should come out and have an airstrike blow them away, like in the one video where the troops are saying, "whoa dude..." as they blow away a group of "enemy" in the street.

Of course they are hiding in buildings. It's asymmetrical.

And we'll see how the "hammer and anvil" works out...



posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by cstyle226
Who is hiding behind civilians? They are in the city, yes, but what do you expect? They should come out and have an airstrike blow them away, like in the one video where the troops are saying, "whoa dude..." as they blow away a group of "enemy" in the street.

Of course they are hiding in buildings. It's asymmetrical.

And we'll see how the "hammer and anvil" works out...





The one in the street has already been explained. As for the hammer and anvil, yes we will, very soon.



posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by cstyle226
Who is hiding behind civilians? They are in the city, yes, but what do you expect? They should come out and have an airstrike blow them away, like in the one video where the troops are saying, "whoa dude..." as they blow away a group of "enemy" in the street.

And when they courageously behead an innocent civilian, they hide behind masks because....???




posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by cstyle226
Who is hiding behind civilians? They are in the city, yes, but what do you expect? They should come out and have an airstrike blow them away, like in the one video where the troops are saying, "whoa dude..." as they blow away a group of "enemy" in the street.

Of course they are hiding in buildings. It's asymmetrical.

And we'll see how the "hammer and anvil" works out...



The "Mujahideen" are, they always do....they also kill more Iraqi civilians in their attacks than they kill Americans or coalition troops. That's what your beloved "Mujahideen" do...



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