November 10th, 2004

From"Decoded" The arrival

Update Iraq

The media info looks largely nailed down during the streetsweep operation now going on, so I contacted my most reliable source inside the beltway, John Pike. Here's what he sent me:



"I think this is pretty good reporting......

U.S. Forces Push through the Center of Fallujah,
Tighten Cordon around City to Block Fleeing Insurgents
By Jim Krane
The Associated Press

Tuesday 09 November 2004

Near Fallujah - U.S. Army and Marine units thrust through the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, fighting bands of guerrillas in the streets and conducting house-to-house searches on the second day of a major offensive to retake the city from Islamic militants.

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You can keep track of U.S. military killed in Iraq this month to date at:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraq_casualties_nov04.htm

globalsecurity.org is likely to be more accurate than most of the media coverage which is - in my estimation - being severely limited during the present operation.
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