Sunday, August 29, 2004

Razing Falluja

The continuing story...

An Iraqi was killed and 13 wounded in overnight fighting on Saturday as US forces conducted their latest raids on the city.

The attacks struck the city's eastern al-Askari neighbourhood as well as the industrial area at the eastern entrance of Falluja, in addition to the Niaamiya district.

At least four homes were destroyed and people were seen being rushed to hospital.

"The attack set a textile factory in the industrial quarter on fire while plumes of smoke were seen rising from some of the targeted areas," sources told Aljazeera.
Aljazeera article

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Update: Falluja

Najaf has taken the front page, but Falluja is still being razed, as well.

US Forces Attack Target in Iraqi City of Falluja

U.S. aircraft and artillery bombarded targets in the Iraqi city of Falluja early on Tuesday, lighting up the night sky with explosions that shook the southwest of the city, residents said....

U.S. warplanes bomb Falluja

U.S. warplanes bombed the volatile city of Falluja early Tuesday, and flames and plumes of smoke rose from its southern neighbourhoods, witnesses said. The U.S. military had no immediate comment.

Ambulances and fire trucks raced to the scene of the explosions. It was unclear what the target was or whether there were casualties....