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At Least 7 Die as U.S. Army Fights Rebels in Iraq Town

U.S. forces fought running battles with insurgents in the Iraqi town of Falluja on Friday 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. Full Story

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