U.S. Marines fight with insurgents in the Iraqi city of Falluja, Nov. 11, 2004.
American troops went on the offensive as militants tried to break out of the cordon in southern Fallujah. The U.S. military reports the deaths of 600 insurgents — along with 18 Americans and five Iraqi soldiers. Meanwhile, there have been several days of clashes in the northern city of Mosul. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves.
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