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US threatens new Fallujah offensive

The commander of US Marines in Iraq said yesterday that within days he will order all civilians to leave Fallujah to make way for a renewed US offensive unless residents turn over more heavy weapons and rein in insurgents. US officials and a group of local leaders struck a deal Monday to disarm most of the city in an effort to isolate hard-core insurgents, but the Fallujah leaders appear to lack the clout to deliver, said Lieutenant General James T. Conway. He cited a “paltry” delivery of rusty, mostly unusable weapons that came in a single pickup truck, and an attack on a Marine position in northwestern Fallujah by 60 to 80 fighters on Wednesday. Full Story

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