Marines Plan Fallujah Assault As peace talks wind down, U.S. Marines are preparing to launch an offensive if Iraq's interim leader gives the order. Military commanders say they have little doubt the order will come soon. Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has vowed to clear the city of militants. Hear NPR's Anne Garrels.
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U.S. Forces Prepare for Assault on Fallujah

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U.S. Forces Prepare for Assault on Fallujah

U.S. Forces Prepare for Assault on Fallujah

U.S. Forces Prepare for Assault on Fallujah

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As peace talks wind down, U.S. Marines are preparing to launch an offensive if Iraq's interim leader gives the order. Military commanders say they have little doubt the order will come soon. Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has vowed to clear the city of militants. Hear NPR's Anne Garrels.

A U.S. Marine on the outskirts of Fallujah, Nov. 1, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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