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Wild Firefights as U.S. Soldiers Swarm Northern Edge of City

American forces pushed deeper into Falluja today after battling through the deadly streets and twisting alleyways of this rebel-held city. American marines and soldiers advanced after swarming into the city from the northern edge on Monday night, setting off a wild firefight after weeks of bombings by American airplanes. The advance marked the beginning of the main assault on Falluja, expected to be the most significant battle since the fall of Baghdad 19 months ago. Most of the 6,500 American troops and 2,000 Iraqi soldiers went over the embankment at six separate points, military officials said, aiming to clear out insurgents one house at a time and eventually take several large public buildings in the heart of the city. Full Story

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