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U.S. Launches Fierce Air Attack on Rebels in Najaf

U.S. planes unleashed a fierce attack on rebel targets in Najaf early on Thursday, a Reuters witness said. The air strikes shook Najaf just after U.S. artillery fire and cannon assaults from an AC-130 gunship rattled the Iraqi city of 500,000. Militiamen loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have endured several nights of U.S. air attacks aimed at forcing them to lay down their weapons and leave a shrine where they are holed up. Full Story

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