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Top rebels probably left Fallujah; Days of fighting ahead: general

Senior rebel leaders, including Jordanian militant Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, probably have fled, but US-led forces face days of urban fighting to retake Fallujah, a top US general in Iraq said. Lieutenant General Thomas Metz said about a dozen US troops have been killed in a two-day-old assault on the city. “I think we’re looking at several more days of tough urban fighting,” he told reporters in a video teleconference from Iraq. US forces easily penetrated the insurgents’ outer defenses, however, and were now opposed by small, poorly organized groups of fighters, Metz said.Full Story

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