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Fallujah: Allwai claims: 35 "Rebels" killed in Hospital - 1 US heli downed

e4 | 09.11.2004 09:28 | Anti-militarism | World reports about dramatic situation in Fallujah

These are info from Chinese newsagancy Xinhua:

"Breaking News Urgent: US helicopter shot down in Fallujah Urgent: Fallujah curfew starts from 6 p.m. -- Allawi FLASH: CURFEW IMPOSED ON FALLUJA FROM 6 P.M. (1500 GMT) -- ALLAWI FLASH: 38 REBELS KILLED IN FALLUJAH HOSPITAL -- ALLAWI

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Nov. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Mosques in Iraq's restive city of Fallujah announced on Monday that the fighters inside the city have captured 35 US soldiers.

Loud speakers of the mosques blared out the news as US forces were trying to penetrate the rebel-held city, but the news could not be independently confirmed.

US troops and Iraqi special forces stormed into the western districts of Fallujah early Monday and seized the main city hospital and two key bridges over the Euphrates River.

US officials said there may be more fierce fighting to come if US forces try to enter downtown Fallujah on the east bank of the river. Enditem