Saturday, November 13, 2004

Fallujah: "It Won't Be Long Now"

The battle of Fallujah continues with an unbelievably successful campaign by American and Iraqi military units. At least 1,200 insurgents are reported killed, with casualties on the American side blessedly light. Twenty Five Americans and 7 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in the fighting. Every life lost is a tragedy, however few would have predicted that the battle would have gone so well. It is a tribute to the men fighting on the streets in the insurgent stronghold.

The military believes that there are probably only about 400 insurgents left in the city, prompting one commander to state that, "It won't be long now".

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