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Fierce Fighting With Sunnis and Shiites Spreads to 6 Iraqi Cities
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Fierce Fighting With Sunnis and Shiites Spreads to 6 Iraqi Cities

Published: April 7, 2004

AGHDAD, Iraq, April 6 American forces in Iraq came under fierce attack on Tuesday, with as many as 12 marines killed in Ramadi, near Baghdad, and with Shiite militiamen loyal to a rebel cleric stepping up a three-day-old assault in the southern city of Najaf, American officials said.

In Falluja, where last week American security contractors were killed and their bodies mutilated, American warplanes fired rockets at houses, and marines drove armored columns into the heart of the city, where they fought block by block to flush out insurgents. Several arrests were made.

It was one of the most violent days in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, with half a dozen cities ignited. One of the biggest questions at day's end was the role of most of the majority Shiites previously thought to be relatively sympathetic to American goals. </snip>

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  -Fierce Fighting With Sunnis and Shiites Spreads to 6 Iraqi Cities nodehopper  Apr-07-04 01:30 AM   #0 
  - Has the doo doo hit the fan??  opihimoimoi   Apr-07-04 01:33 AM   #1 
  - I get the feeling that it has.  tedoll78   Apr-07-04 01:36 AM   #2 
     - He so dumb he don't even know it  opihimoimoi   Apr-07-04 01:38 AM   #3 
  - This is not good  Oaf Of Office   Apr-07-04 02:08 AM   #4 
  - CNN-International reports an assault underway in Kut  VolcanoJen   Apr-07-04 02:12 AM   #5 
  - This is exactly what I predicted.  TahitiNut   Apr-07-04 02:12 AM   #6 
  - Page 2 admits to five Americans killed:  aquart   Apr-07-04 02:33 AM   #7 
  - So we lost 5 US Military guys to avenge 4 "Contractors"  Old and In the Way   Apr-07-04 05:02 AM   #10 
  - chalk one up for the "UNITER"  radfringe   Apr-07-04 03:12 AM   #8 
  - Updates from Electronic Iraq...  tlcandie   Apr-07-04 04:07 AM   #9 
     - What are they doing in that last picture?  Zhade   Apr-07-04 05:12 AM   #11 
        - are those bodies?  nodehopper   Apr-07-04 08:40 AM   #12 
           - Nope, don't appear to be bodies. Metal objects of some kind, maybe.  Zhade   Apr-07-04 05:31 PM   #13 

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