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Tuesday  November 9, 2004

U.S. forces hold 70 percent of Fallujah 11/9/2004, 11:32 p.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) American forces battled south through Fallujah's narrow lanes and alleys Wednesday to take control of 70 percent of the insurgent stronghold, and rebel fighters were bottled up in a strip of land flanking the main east-west highway that splits the city, the military said.
U.S. commanders: Fallujah fight not over 11/9/2004, 11:28 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) American commanders are expressing confidence that the Fallujah offensive will restore order in that hotbed of Sunni resistance, but they caution that much fighting remains.
Pictures differ in battle for Fallujah 11/9/2004, 11:22 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Fighting is fierce, or maybe it's not, in "Operation Phantom Fury," or perhaps "Operation Al-Fajr," which was launched this week to wrest control of Fallujah from Iraqi insurgents or maybe foreign terrorists.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 11/9/2004, 8:11 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at least 1,145 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 877 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
Fallujah violence leaves 10 troops dead 11/9/2004, 7:53 p.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of guerrillas with massive force, searching homes along the city's deserted, narrow passageways and using loudspeakers to try to goad militants onto the streets.
Battle for Fallujah may take several days 11/9/2004, 7:28 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) There could be several more days of intense fighting in the U.S.-led battle to retake Iraq's rebel-controlled city of Fallujah, the commander of land forces said on the second day of the assault.
U.S. casualties rise in Iraq; 10 more dead 11/9/2004, 7:25 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the U.S.-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds. As of Tuesday evening there, 10 American troops had been killed in action and an undisclosed number wounded a toll described by a senior U.S. commander as very light.
Insurgents warn Iraqis to stay home 11/9/2004, 5:30 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A posting on an Islamist Web site warned Iraqis to stay at home Wednesday in Baghdad and other cities or they would be "putting their lives in danger."
U.S. casualties rise in Iraq; 10 more dead 11/9/2004, 5:20 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the U.S.-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds. As of Tuesday evening there, 10 American troops had been killed in action and an undisclosed number wounded a toll described by a senior U.S. commander as very light.
U.S. pushes into Fallujah; 10 GIs killed 11/9/2004, 5:20 p.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of guerrillas with massive force, searching homes along the city's deserted, narrow passageways and using loudspeakers to try to goad militants onto the streets.
Battle for Fallujah may take several days 11/9/2004, 5:05 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) There could be several more days of intense fighting in the U.S.-led battle to retake Iraq's rebel-controlled city of Fallujah, the commander of land forces said on the second day of the assault.
U.S. casualties rise in Iraq; 10 more dead 11/9/2004, 4:48 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the U.S.-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds. As of Tuesday evening there, 10 American troops had been killed in action and an undisclosed number wounded a toll described by a senior U.S. commander as very light.
U.S. pushes into Fallujah; 10 GIs killed 11/9/2004, 4:03 p.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of guerrillas with massive force, searching homes along the city's deserted, narrow passageways and using loudspeakers to try to goad militants onto the streets.
U.S. pushes into Fallujah; 10 GIs killed 11/9/2004, 3:34 p.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of guerrillas with massive force, searching homes along the city's deserted, narrow passageways and using loudspeakers to try to goad militants onto the streets.
U.S. casualties rise in Iraq; 10 more dead 11/9/2004, 2:51 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the U.S.-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds. As of Tuesday evening there, 10 American troops had been killed in action and an undisclosed number wounded a toll described by a senior U.S. commander as very light.
U.S. casualties rise in Iraq; 10 more dead 11/9/2004, 2:29 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the U.S.-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds. As of Tuesday night, 10 American troops had been killed in action and an undisclosed number wounded a toll described by a senior U.S. commander as light.
U.S. pushes into Fallujah; 10 GIs killed 11/9/2004, 2:25 p.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of guerrillas with massive force, searching homes along the city's deserted, narrow passageways and using loudspeakers to try to goad militants onto the streets. The U.S. military said ten U.S. service members and two Iraqi government troopers have been killed in the operation.
10 U.S. troops, 2 Iraqis die in Fallujah 11/9/2004, 2:14 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Ten U.S. service members and two Iraqi government troopers have been killed in the operation to capture Fallujah, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
U.S. forces push into Fallujah's center 11/9/2004, 1:35 p.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of guerrillas with massive force, searching homes along the city's deserted, narrow passageways and using loudspeakers to try to goad militants onto the streets.
U.S. casualties rise quickly in Iraq 11/9/2004, 1:22 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) American casualties in Iraq are mounting as the U.S.-led offensive in Fallujah unfolds. Monday's death toll of 11 was among the highest for a single day in Iraq since last spring, though most were killed elsewhere in the country.
Summary: Battle for Fallujah 11/9/2004, 12:58 p.m. PT
(AP) THE NEWS: There could be several more days of intense fighting in Fallujah, the commander of land forces, Thomas F. Metz, said on the second day of the assault.
Jordanian truck drivers freed in Iraq 11/9/2004, 12:26 p.m. PT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Three Jordanian truck drivers kidnapped in Iraq last week have been released and returned home Tuesday, a government official said.
Seized train station a U.S.-Iraqi base 11/9/2004, 12:07 p.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) As earthshaking artillery blasts and machine-gun fire shook the streets of Fallujah, U.S. and Iraqi forces rested at their new forward base, a train station on the city's northern edge captured from insurgents after a long night of fighting.
Fired missile closes Baghdad airport 11/9/2004, 11:37 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Baghdad's international airport was closed to military traffic Tuesday after a missile was fired at a transport plane, U.S. officials said.
U.S. forces punch into Fallujah's center 11/9/2004, 11:17 a.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces punched into the center of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming bands of guerrillas in the street with heavy barrages of fire and searching house to house in a powerful advance on the second day of a major offensive to retake the insurgent stronghold.
Battle for Fallujah may take several days 11/9/2004, 11:06 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) There could be several more days of intense fighting in the U.S.-led battle to retake Iraq's rebel-controlled city of Fallujah, the commander of land forces said on the second day of the assault.
U.S. forces push into center of Fallujah 11/9/2004, 8:13 a.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Army and Marine units pushed into the center of Fallujah on Tuesday, fighting with bands of guerrillas in the streets and searching house to house in a powerful advance on the second day of a major offensive to retake the insurgent stronghold.
Rumsfeld: Fallujah civilians were warned 11/9/2004, 6:56 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Civilians in the city of Fallujah got plenty of warning to steer clear of the fighting between U.S. and insurgent forces, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in predicting "there aren't going to be large numbers" of civilians killed there.
Sunni clerics call for elections boycott 11/9/2004, 6:56 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A powerful group of Sunni Muslim clerics called Tuesday for a boycott of national elections set for late January to protest the U.S.-led attack against the Sunni insurgent stronghold Fallujah.
Officials say Iraq kidnappers want ransom 11/9/2004, 6:11 a.m. PT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) Suspected Iraqi insurgents have demanded the release of Abu Ghraib prisoners and a huge ransom in exchange for the freedom of an American and a Filipino taken hostage last week in Baghdad, Philippine officials said Tuesday.
Iraqi officials impose curfew in Baghdad 11/9/2004, 5:43 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi authorities imposed the first nighttime curfew in more than a year on Baghdad and surrounding areas Tuesday in the latest use of new emergency powers, the prime minister's office said.
U.S. forces push into heart of Fallujah 11/9/2004, 3:56 a.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Army and Marine units thrust into the heart of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, fighting fierce street battles and conducting house-to-house searches on the second day of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic militants.
Iraq train station turned into U.S. base 11/9/2004, 3:09 a.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) Dodging bullets from the fighting in Fallujah's neighborhoods, U.S. troops laid cables, built toilets and settled in at the city's train station Tuesday, transforming it into a new forward base hours after U.S. and Iraqi forces captured it from insurgents.
U.S. GIs push into rebel haven of Fallujah 11/9/2004, 1:13 a.m. PT
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Army and Marine units roared into the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah through a breach near the railroad station at dawn Tuesday, facing lighter-than-expected resistance as they began house-to-house searches in the second day of their drive to retake the city from Islamic militants.
Sunni party withdraws from Iraq government 11/9/2004, 12:34 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A major Sunni political party has quit the interim Iraqi government and revoked its single minister from the Cabinet in protest over the U.S. assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, the party's leader said Tuesday.
Rumsfeld: Fallujah civilians were warned 11/9/2004, 12:28 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Civilians in the city of Fallujah got plenty of warning to steer clear of the fighting between U.S. and insurgent forces, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in predicting "there aren't going to be large numbers" of civilians killed there.

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