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Tension in Fallujah after deadly bombing

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Tension in Fallujah after deadly bombing


There is heavy security across Fallujah in Iraq after the roadside bomb attack on Thursday that killed ten US marines and wounded 11.The attack came a day after President George W. Bush outlined his strategy for victory in Iraq, and at a time when there are growing calls for an exit plan for American troops. In the US, Democrat Congressman John Murtha had this reaction: “That’s the problem, every patrol you make, every convoy that’s out there, outside the green zone, or outside the bases, they’re vulnerable.

“They control the initiative, the enemy controls the initiative, and when we become the target, that’s the problem we have.” Since January this year 793 Americans have lost their lives in Iraq, which puts 2005 on track to become the deadliest year yet for troops since the US-led invasion in March 2003.
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