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U.S. Pummels Rebel Positions as Fierce Clash Shakes Falluja

Fierce fighting between United States marines and Iraqi insurgents erupted in Falluja on Tuesday night, with an AC-130 gunship, tanks and machine guns blasting rebel positions in the district where American troops attacked a mosque on Monday and toppled the minaret. Live television images on Al Jazeera satellite network showed the night sky lighted up by flames, illuminating clouds of smoke, a flickering backdrop of palm fronds and low-lying, sand-colored buildings. The fighting continued past midnight, with muzzle flashes, tracer fire and intermittent explosions, and a voice in a mosque somewhere in the darkness proclaiming the Muslim cry, “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is Great.” Full Story

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