What is Fallujah known for?

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: www.worldbulletin.net ?aType haber&ArticleID 126893 Anbar tribesmen voice opposition to Iraqi PM Maliki World Bulletin.com, 14 January 2014 Health In 2010 it was reported that an academic study Chris Busby, Malak Hamdan and Entesar Ariabi (2010), "Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009", ''Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health'', 2010, 7, 2828–2837;

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; A protest against the killings two days later was also fired upon by US troops resulting in two more deaths. On 31 March 2004, Iraqi insurgents (Iraqi insurgency (Iraq War)) in Fallujah ambushed a convoy (31 March 2004 Fallujah ambush) containing four American private military contractors from Blackwater USA, who were conducting delivery for food caterers ESS (Eurest Support Services).


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''', '''Fallouja''', or '''Falowja''' ( west of Baghdad on the Euphrates. Fallujah dates from Babylonian times and was host to important

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2004. Of the 158 Marines he commanded, only 3 were killed in action and 25 were wounded. During this time his company was also the focus of a Fox News documentary titled ''Breaking Point: Company of Heroes''. On its website, Code Pink lists allegations of US war crimes, and states that thousands of civilians were killed in Fallujah in 2004 due to the actions of the US military. Families For Peace Delegation, Code

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;Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100,000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq." Among such "conservative assumptions (Outlier (statistics))" is the exclusion of data from Fallujah in many of its findings. Since interpreting the results of the study would be complicated by the inclusion of an outlier cluster in Fallujah, where heavy fighting caused far more casualties than elsewhere in Iraq, the study focused mainly

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Anbar Province, Iraq (2009) 3 24 again deployed to Iraq in September 2009 with the 2nd Marine Division under the II Marine Expeditionary Force. Organized as a Task Force, 3 24 was supported by attachments from the 25th Marine Regiment and the 4th Tank Battalion. During their time in Iraq they were responsible for providing military police and convoy security along with training Iraqi forces as TFMP (Task Force Military Police). 3 24 was spread out over 500 miles with elements at Al-Qa'im (Al-Qa'im (town)), Ar Rutba, Al Asad Airbase, Al Taqaddum, and Combat Outposts on the borders with Jordan and Syria. Among other missions, Kilo Company was a helo-borne Quick Reaction Force, while Weapons, India, and Lima companies conducted convoys and patrols in the Fallujah and Ramadi areas of operation. The battalion returned home in February 2010. 3 24 has the distinction of being the last Marine Corps combat unit to leave Iraq. http: www.outsidethebeltway.com last_marine_battalion_leaving_iraq_ thumb Scout Sniper Platoon, H&S Company, 3 24 conducts joint training in the Black Sea (Ukraine) in support of NATO Partnership For Peace 2011. (File:3 24usmc2011STABlackSea.JPG) right 300px Map of Fallujah (Image:Iraq map fallujah.png)A documentary aired on November 8 on an Italian (w:Italy) state-run satellite channel RAI (w:RAI) claims that the United States (w:United States) military used chemical weapons (w:chemical weapons) and napalm (w:napalm)-like bombs during a bombardment of Fallujah (w:Fallujah) in November 2004. The documentary, entitled ''Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre (w:Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre)'', asserts that the US military used white phosphorus (w:white phosphorus incendiary) on the civilian population during the bombardment, and backs these allegations with interviews with former US soldiers as well as residents of Fallujah. The team was traveling in convoy towards Jordan to attend a training camp when they were stopped by gunmen. The skeletal remains of thirteen of them were recovered near the highway the following year and the other two remain missing. The attack occurred near Khalidiyah (w:Khalidiyah) between Fallujah (w:Fallujah) and Ramadi (w:Ramadi). There were also four other scattered attacks around the country in Fallujah (w:Fallujah), west of Baghdad, Mosul (w:Mosul), in the north of Iraq, Iskandiriyah (w:Iskandiriyah), south of Baghdad, and outside of Tarmiyah (w:Tarmiyah), north of Baghdad. In total, these attacks killed twelve more people. wikipedia:Fallujah

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United Shield Somalia , Kosovo (Kosovo Force), the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, and the 2004 Operation Phantom Fury (Second Battle of Fallujah) in Fallujah. Radio Battalions also send detachments to augment intelligence efforts at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, and at other bases throughout the world. left thumb Marines from 3rd Battalion 1st Marines (File:Second Battle of Fallujah, mosque firefight and house searches.ogv) and 3rd Battalion 5th Marines during the Second Battle

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holiday, taking over the Buhriz and Muffrek Police stations and resulting in the dropping of two 500 pound bombs by the US Air Force. Early in the morning, just after sunrise, enemy personnel attempted to destroy one of the two major bridges crossing the Diyala River. On the northern-most bridge bombs were placed on the second and fourth "stringers" supporting the span and detonated. An insufficient amount of explosives was detonated on the bridge and the bridge remained standing

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(Reuters) (BBC) ** Deputy leader of al Qaida Ayman al-Zawahiri releases a videotape vowing to continue fighting "until the last hour" and urging the U.S. to cooperate with Muslims and stop dealing "with them as free loot, robbed land and violated sanctity." (Reuters) ** At least 13 people die following a car bomb attack on a U.S. (United States armed forces) checkpoint near the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. (''The Guardian'') ** The U.S. (United States Army) launches another air raid (airstrike) on the Iraqi city of Fallujah after eight US Marines (United States Marine Corps) were killed by insurgent (Iraqi insurgency)s over the weekend. (ABC aus ) *Foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration: Human Rights Watch, a New York based NGO (Non-governmental organization) claims that another three prisoners have died while in U.S. detention in Afghanistan. (BBC) In 2003, al-Shami joined Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in north-eastern Iraq. He was appointed to the advisory council of al-Tawheed wal-Jihad and soon became Zarqawi's second in command. He was both spiritual advisor to the group and directed many of its attacks and battles against American (United States) and Iraqi forces. In a letter he wrote about the first siege of Fallujah, Sheikh Yusef describes how his 300 mujhideen fought-off over 2,000 U.S. Marines (United States Marine Corps). Letter Signed by Omar Yousef, May 2004 ** At least 13 people die following a car bomb attack on a U.S. (United States armed forces) checkpoint near the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. (The Guardian) ** The U.S. launches another air raid (airstrike) on the Iraqi city of Fallujah after eight U.S. Marines (United States Marine Corps) were killed by insurgent (Iraqi insurgency)s over the weekend. (ABC aus ) *Foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration: Human Rights Watch, a New York based NGO (Non-governmental organization) claims that another three prisoners have died while in U.S. (United States) detention in Afghanistan. (BBC) :In general, the best way to comment about an issue with a particular article is by clicking the "discussion" tab at the top of the screen; in the case of the article Fallujah, it will take you to Talk:Fallujah. In this particular case, I realised that the problem was that the ")" at the end of the link was being treated as part of the link. I've fixed this by using special numbered external links: if you type " it appears as " The old links look oddly like they were copied and pasted from the ''display'' of another page on the site, rather than the underlying code you see when you click "edit this page". Marine Corps career Mattis was born in Pullman, Washington, graduated from Richland High School (Richland High School (Washington)) in 1968, attended Central Washington University United States Joint Forces Command Website and was commissioned a second lieutenant (Second Lieutenant#United States) January 1, 1972. Reynolds ''Basrah, Baghdad and Beyond'', p. 4. As a lieutenant, he served as a rifle and weapons platoon commander in the 3rd Marine Division (3rd Marine Division (United States)). As a captain (Captain (United States)), he commanded a rifle company and a weapons company in the 1st Marine Brigade, then Recruiting Station (Marine Corps Recruiting Command#12th Marine Corps District) Portland (Portland, Oregon) as a major (Major (United States)). Promoted to lieutenant colonel (Lieutenant colonel (United States)), he commanded 1st Battalion 7th Marines, one of Task Force Ripper's assault battalions in the Gulf War. As a colonel (Colonel (United States)), he commanded 7th Marine Regiment (7th Marine Regiment (United States)), then 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (United States)) and Task Force 58 during Operation Enduring Freedom (War in Afghanistan (2001-present)) in southern Afghanistan as a brigadier general (Brigadier general (United States)). As the commander of TF-58, he became the first Marine to command a Naval Task Force in combat. Reynolds ''Basrah, Baghdad and Beyond'', p. 5. As a major general (Major general (United States)), he commanded the 1st Marine Division (1st Marine Division (United States)) during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent stability operations during the Iraq War. Mattis played a key role in the April 2004 battle of Fallujah, Operation Vigilant Resolve (First Battle of Fallujah), by negotiating with the insurgent command inside of the city, as well as playing an important part in planning the subsequent Operation Phantom Fury (Second Battle of Fallujah) in November. Aftermath In a November 2005 RAI documentary, ''Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre'', Sgrena declared that the U.S. had used white phosphorus (White phosphorus (weapon)) and napalm (Mark 77 bomb) in Fallujah during Operation Phantom Fury wikipedia:Fallujah


'''Fallujah''' Sometimes also transliterated (Arabic transliteration) as '''Falluja''', '''Fallouja''', or '''Falowja''' ( west of Baghdad on the Euphrates. Fallujah dates from Babylonian times and was host to important Jewish academies for many centuries.

The city grew from a small town in 1947 to a population of 326,471 inhabitants in 2010. title Fallujah Once Again Beset by Violence date 26 November 2006 publisher McClatchy Washington Bureau url http: www.globalpolicy.org component content article 168 36350.html accessdate 10 September 2009 Within Iraq, it is known as the "city of mosques" for the more than 200 mosques found in the city and the surrounding villages.

In January 2014, a variety of sources have reported that the city was controlled by al-Qaeda and or its affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS; sometimes called ISIL). url http: www.usatoday.com story news world 2014 01 04 al-qaeda-iraq-fallujah-ramadi 4317125 title Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq seize much of Fallujah: The fighting is the worst violence since U.S. forces left Iraq at the end of 2011 first Jim last Michaels publisher USA Today date 4 January 2014 url http: www.bbc.co.uk news world-middle-east-25605459 title Iraq conflict: Sunni fighters 'control all of Fallujah' publisher BBC quote Al-Qaeda-linked militants now control the south of the city, a security source told the BBC. An Iraqi reporter there says tribesmen allied with al-Qaeda hold the rest of Fallujah. date 4 January 2014 url http: www.aljazeera.com news middleeast 2014 01 iraq-government-loses-control-fallujah-20141414625597514.html title Iraq government loses control of Fallujah: PM Maliki vows "terrorists" will be eliminated after Islamic State of Iraq and Levant takes over town in Anbar province publisher Al Jazeera date 4 January 2014 On a broadcast of National Public Radio's ''All Things Considered'', Middle East analyst Kirk Sowell stated that while ISIS was occupying parts of the city, most of the ground lost was to the tribal militias who are opposed to both the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda. url http: www.npr.org blogs thetwo-way 2014 01 04 259674015 no-one-controls-fallujah-which-u-s-soldiers-fought-to-free title 'No One Controls Fallujah,' Which U.S. Soldiers Fought To Free first Mike last Memmont publisher National Public Radio date 4 January 2013 accessdate 4 January 2013 Speaking on condition of anonymity at the end of May 2014, an Anbar-based Iraqi government security officer told Human Rights Watch that that ISIS was in control of several neighborhoods of southeast Fallujah as well as several northern and southern satellite communities, while local militias loyal to the Anbar Military Council controlled the central and northern neighborhoods of the city; however, Human Rights Watch stated that they could not confirm these claims.

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