Thursday, November 18, 2004 Falluja Breaks the Back of Iraq Rebels - U.S. General

Top News Article | "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The offensive in Falluja led by U.S. Marines has 'broken the back of the insurgency' in Iraq, disrupting rebel operations across the country, a senior U.S. commander said on Thursday.
Lt. Gen. John Sattler, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Falluja, said the all-out assault on the city, which had been a stronghold for Iraqi insurgents who rose up after last year's ouster of President Saddam Hussein, had flushed the rebels out of their lair and scattered them. "


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