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U.S. Forces Hold 70 Percent of Fallujah

U.S. forces bottled up insurgents in a narrow strip of Fallujah on Wednesday after a stunningly swift advance that seized control of 70 percent of the militant stronghold. Kidnappers abducted two members of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s family in Baghdad. Iraqi troops, meanwhile, have found “hostage slaughter houses” in Fallujah, including CDs and records of people taken captive in the way of kidnappings and beheadings, an Iraqi military official said. Maj. Gen. Abdul Qader Mohammed Jassem Mohan, commander of Iraqi forces in the battle, said the houses were located in the northern part of Fallujah, where U.S. officials had expected to meet their toughest resistance. Full Story

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