Fallujah Fighting Commences
USA Today: Fighting breaks out in Northern Fallujah
Fighting broke out Monday in a northern district of Fallujah, with the sound of mortar fire and heavy machine guns, a day after U.S. officials announced a fragile cease-fire in the besieged city was being extended.
Thick black smoke rose from Fallujah’s Jolan district, a poor neighborhood thought to have a heavy concentration of Sunni insurgent fighters.
There were no immediate reports on how the fighting began or casualties. However, CNN reports 10 Marines have been wounded in the fighting.
U.S. officials announced Sunday that the two-week-old cease-fire in the city Ã¢€” which has repeatedly.