- Title: IRAQ: U.S. TROOPS HUNT GUERILLAS STILL FIGHTING IN FALLUJA
- Date: 17th November 2004
- Summary: (U2) FALLUJA, IRAQ (NOVEMBE 17, 2004)(REUTERS) 1. GV OF SMOKES RISING AND AUDIO OF EXPLOSIONS (2 SHOTS) 0.15 2. LV FLAMES FROM A HOUSE AND SMOKES RISING 0.21 3. LV U.S. TANK AND AUDIO OF EXPLOSIONS 0.32 4. LV U.S. TANK AT THE ENTRANCE OF BRIDGE 0.40 5. GV SMOKE 0.51 6. LV U.S. MILITARY VEHICLES ON THE ROAD 0.57 7. LV U.S. HUMVEE 1.05 8. LV OF U.S. SOLDIERS 1.14 9. LV U.S. TANK 1.20 10. SLV TWO U.S. SOLDIERS 1.29 11. SV TWO SOLDIERS LOOKING TO SMOKE 1.35 12. SV U.S. HUMVEE AND SMOKES RISING AT THE BACK 1.43 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: FALLUJA, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
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- Story Text: U.S. artillery pummelled Falluja on Wednesday and
troops hunted guerrillas still fighting.
U.S. artillery pummelled Falluja on Wednesday
(November 17) and troops hunted guerrillas still fighting
days after Washington said its offensive had destroyed
rebel control of the Sunni Muslim city west of Baghdad.
U.S. officers in Falluja said Marines were "cleaning up"
Iraqi and foreign Islamists and Saddam Hussein loyalists,
and Iraq's interim government said some 1,600 rebels lay
Mortar fire and heavy explosive rounds crashed on areas
where insurgents were believed still to be holding out.
Thuds of explosions shock the city side across the
Euphrates River as smoke could be seen rising into the
Heavy machine-gun fire and explosions rang out in
south-central parts of Falluja as U.S. Marines hunted
fighters still in the turbulent city. In the northern Jolan
neighborhood, U.S. Marines fought insurgents who officers
said had sneaked back into the city by swimming across the
Bullets snapped overhead as Iraqi body-collection
workers supervised by the Marines sought cover behind walls
and in buildings. After 15 minutes of fighting, three
rebels were dead and one Marine lightly injured in the
hand, officers said.
The rush of warplanes streaking through the low-lying
clouds shook the city and blasts sent smoke into the sky.
The U.S. military said that airstrikes Wednesday were
concentrated in the southwestern part of Falluja,
destroying enemy positions.
On Saturday, the U.S. military had declared the
one-time rebel stronghold completely occupied but not
subdued after a nearly weeklong battle. But pockets of
insurgents remain, and U.S. and Iraqi forces are still
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