posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 03:58 PM
Breaking news on CNN...Heavy fighting is reported in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. This comes after a stepping up of the air strikes in the
Details are very sketchy at this time.
More info from cnn...
1st Lt. Lyle Gilbert, a spokesman for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said Marines, Army soldiers and Iraqi special forces were participating "in
and near the city of Falluja."
The ground forces were being backed up by fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter gunships, he said.
"We've been looking forward to this for a long time," Gilbert said from from the U.S. base Camp Falluja.
"It's a long time in coming, and this operation is going to set the stage for Fallujans and for the Iraqi people to go out and elect their
government and live in freedom and security as they deserve," he said.
[edit on 14-10-2004 by sensfan]