Eleven killed in clashes near Falluja

Eleven Iraqis, including women and children, have been killed in clashes between US forces and resistance fighters near the Iraqi flashpoint city of Falluja, hospital sources have said.

    Falluja fighters are resisting the US occupation

    Witnesses on Tuesday said heavy clashes broke out in Karma after fighters attacked a US military convoy using mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. 

    They said at least two US military vehicles had been damaged and troops had cordoned off the area, but it was not clear whether there were any US casualties. 

    The US military had no immediate comment. 

    Ahmad Ghani, a doctor at Falluja's main hospital, said 11 Iraqis had been killed and more than 20 wounded. A call was put out for locals to donate blood to help the wounded. 

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    Tracee Herbaugh's mother, Sharon, abandoned her when she was born, pursuing a career from which she never returned.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.