U.S. Begins Fallujah Assault Iraq's Interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, says he's given the order for U.S. and Iraqi forces to launch an offensive on Fallujah. Marines have seized control of two strategic bridges and a hospital in the first stage of the long-anticipated invasion of the city. Hear NPR's Anne Garrels and NPR's Renee Montagne.
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U.S. Forces Begin Fallujah Assault

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U.S. Forces Begin Fallujah Assault

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Iraq's Interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, says he's given the order for U.S. and Iraqi forces to launch an offensive on Fallujah. Marines have seized control of two strategic bridges and a hospital in the first stage of the long-anticipated invasion of the city. Hear NPR's Anne Garrels and NPR's Renee Montagne.

U.S. Marine Sean Stukes of Calif. looks through the sight of his assault rifle near Fallujah, Nov. 8, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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