- Title: IRAQ: U.S. FORCES FIGHT INSURGENTS IN FALLUJA.
- Date: 26th March 2004
- Summary: (U4) FALLUJA, IRAQ (MARCH 26, 2004) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. WS: STREET IN FALLUJA / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE. 0.09 2. VARIOUS: CHILDREN RUNNING FOR SHELTER / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE. 0.18 3. VARIOUS: AMBULANCE DRIVING DOWN STREET. 0.28 4. WS: PEOPLE STANDING OUTSIDE FALLUJA HOSPITAL 0.33 5. CU: DOCTOR TREATING BOY FOR HEAD INJURIES / CHILD SCREAMS IN PAIN. (2 SHOTS) 0.53 6. CU: DOCTOR TREATING MAN WITH WOUND TO HIS BACK. 1.01 (W7) FALLUJA, IRAQ (MARCH 26, 2004) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 7. TRACK: DOCTOR RUSHING TO SURGERY ROOM WHERE CAMERAMAN IS BEING TREATED FOR HEAD INJURIES. 1.06 8. VARIOUS: RELATIVES OUTSIDE SURGERY ROOM WEAPING AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE DEATH OF CAMERAMAN BURHAN MOHAMED MADHOUR. (3 SHOTS) 1.27 (U4) FALLUJA, IRAQ (MARCH 26, 2004) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 9. VARIOUS: MEN SEATED BY COFFIN IN TRUCK, CRYING. (3 SHOTS) 1.44 10. VARIOUS: SEVERAL TRUCKS CARRYING COFFINS PASS BY. 2.01 11. WS: U.S. SOLDIERS TAKING COVER. 2.07 12. WS: U.S. MILITARY VEHICLES IN STREET. 2.15 (W5) FALLUJA, IRAQ (MARCH 26, 2004)(REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 13. WS: U.S. TROOPS PATROLLING THE STREETS. 2.22 14. VARIOUS: U.S. MARINES ACTIVITY IN FALLUJA. (3 SHOTS) 2.44 15. CU/WS: BUILDING WITH BROKEN WINDOWS. (2 SHOTS) 2.53 16. WS: PEOPLE ON THE STREETS/AUDIO OF PRAYER. (2 SHOTS) 3.02 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: FALLUJA, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
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- Story Text: Nine people killed amid fierce fighting with
insurgents in Falluja.
U.S. forces fought running battles with insurgents
in the Iraqi town of Falluja on Friday (March 26) and a
television cameraman and at least six civilians, including
three children, were killed, a hospital official said.
Issam Mohammed, a doctor at Falluja's main hospital,
said eight people died. A colleague said the toll was at
least six. Doctors said 25 were wounded, including
children, women and old people.
Falluja, about 60 km (40 miles) west of Baghdad, is
known for its fierce hostility to the U.S.-led occupation.
A freelance Iraqi cameraman died of gunshot wounds,
said his employer, the American ABC network. Witnesses said
he was fired on by U.S. troops.
The U.S. military in Baghdad said it had no immediate
information about the fighting which lasted several hours.
Several explosions, apparently from mortar bombs fired
by guerrillas, echoed through the streets, which were
deserted apart from ambulances and U.S. military vehicles.
A mosque loudspeaker broadcast the call to Friday
prayers, but residents had to stay in their homes.
They said U.S. troops had come under attack when they
entered the town's Hay al-Askari neighbourhood. They sealed
off the area and conducted house-to-house searches.
Soldiers carried out a similar operation in the Hay
U.S. troops turned back reporters trying to reach the
town, where explosions and heavy gunfire could be heard.
Journalists and other media staff have come under
attack several times in Iraq in recent weeks. Some appear
to have been targets of anti-American rebels focusing on
"soft targets" while others were allegedly shot by U.S.
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