This is Geroge W. Bush's idea of a humanitarian war.
US troops stretched to limit as insurgents fight back
Insurgent attacks across Iraq stretched American forces to their limits yesterday when rebels appeared to be in control of at least two cities, and the operation in Fallujah entered its most dangerous phase.
The holy city of Najaf became the seventh city to be placed under a night-time curfew with insurgents across the Sunni Triangle, the country's most volatile region, united in their determination to use the battle for Fallujah as a rallying call to terror.
Despite air strikes on Iraq's main northern city, Mosul, on Thursday night and claims by US forces that the city was calm, masked gunmen openly controlled its streets yesterday with eyewitnesses reporting that neither police nor US forces were to be seen.
Aid Agencies See Possible Fallujah Crisis
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis trapped in Fallujah face a humanitarian disaster unless Iraqi and U.S. authorities allow food, water and medicine into the besieged city, aid agencies said Friday.
The head of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, Fardous al-Ubaidi, said she asked for permission from the Iraqi government to deliver humanitarian supplies to Iraqi civilians in the city but the request was turned down.
"There is no water, no food, no medicine, no electricity and no fuel and when asked for a permission, we were only allowed to approach the Fallujah outskirts but had no access to Fallujah itself," al-Ubaidi told The Associated Press.