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Thread #62901 Message #1322179
Posted By: Amos
09-Nov-04 - 10:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten U.S. troops and two Iraqi troops fighting alongside them have died in the assault to take control of rebel-held Falluja, but senior insurgency leaders probably escaped the city, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
"I think we are looking at several more days of tough urban fighting," Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz, in charge of day-to-day U.S.-led military operations in Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon, as thousands of U.S. and allied Iraqi forces pressed their assault to gain control of Iraq's most rebellious city.