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Commanders: Fallujah Insurgents Cornered

The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, told President Bush on Wednesday that his troops are “making very good progress” securing Iraq, as U.S. forces and their Iraqi allies essentially paralyzed insurgent forces in Fallujah and cut off their escape routes from the city.”He said that things are going well in Fallujah,” Bush said on a day when U.S. forces cornered insurgents after a swift advance that seized control of 70 percent of the militant stronghold. Bush said his Iraq commanders had not asked for more troops. “If the commanders were to bring forth a request, I would look at it very seriously and implement the request. They have yet to do so,” the president told reporters in the Oval Office. Bush said Casey had told him that “they’re making very good progress in securing that country.”Full Story

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