Operation Phantom Fury, The Attack on Fallujah




 
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November 9th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Operation Phantom Fury, The Attack on Fallujah


Operation Phantom Fury

Just starting a thread of it's own about news from the attack on Falluja.

Here's a couple of articles about the attack:
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...s&section=news
http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/me...ain/index.html

Reuters did also report that a US helicopter (unknown type) has been shot down, but this has been rejected by the US forces.

About 40 "terrorists" and 15 civilians have been killed so far, but I've heard nothing about and US casualties.

I did however hear on the radio this morning that two US Marines that were a part of this operation did drown in an accident on the Euphrates river.
This has not been confirmed yet.
Edit: found some more info here:
http://www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/33746.htm
Quote:
Initial reports indicated that two Marines and 42 rebels were killed in the opening battles, but the numbers are expected to dramatically increase. The Marines drowned when their bulldozer flipped over in a river.
A hospital inside Falluja has also been hit according to civilian sources inside the city.
This is not confirmed either, since the US forces have not been able to reach that hospital yet..

Please post any news you see/read/hear about operation Phantom Fury in here (with sources please).
November 9th, 2004  
LIPS
 
 
Troops push into rebel centre

www.news.com.au


and Insurgents unleash mayhem in Iraq

www.ninemsn.com.au

plus AMERICAN TROOPS CONTINUE TO POUND THE IRAQI CITY OF FALLUJAH

www.skynews.com.au
November 9th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
i have heard that chopper report too.
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November 9th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Yeah a chopper was crashed. But the US denies.
November 9th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
USA will deny any loses too
November 9th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
I hope there will be really few.
November 9th, 2004  
battery
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snauhi
USA will deny any loses too


November 9th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
One thing of interest is I keep seeing people say "elite Iraqis" or "Iraqi commandos". I wonder if these are the guys that American SF trained?
November 9th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snauhi
USA will deny any loses too
...this is based on...? just the chopper thing?

Anyways, it seems a large portion of the terrorist are dispersing around Iraq. At least the "Alamo" will be gone...
November 9th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
Go to this website and click slideshow at the top right.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6403689/

There are some really good pics including one that shows the entire city from the top down.