posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 05:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.S. forces accompanied by the Iraqi national guard launched a major offensive against insurgents in the northern
Iraqi city of Samarra on Thursday, CNN reported.
CNN's reporter in Iraq, Jane Arraf, in a live broadcast from the city, said she was accompanying U.S. forces engaged in the attack, which she
described as "an entire brigade-size operation into Samarra to root out insurgents."
there were an estimated 2,000 fighters in the rebel stronghold, including 250 foreigners.Because of the growing violence in Iraq cities, the US must
feel like they should do something to help stop the violence.