Monday, April 09, 2007

Report: Fallujah under 24-hour curfew for anniversary of fall of Baghdad

A U.S. forward operating base in the Fallujah area. U.S. forces have been subject to assaults in Fallujah recently, inlcuding a complex coordinated attack involving a chlorine truck bomb.

Falluja, Apr 9, (VOI) – U.S. forces imposed on Monday a 24-hour curfew on the city of Falluja, 45 km west of Baghdad, a source in the Falluja police department said.

“U.S. forces imposed a curfew for 24 hours that includes persons and vehicles,” the source told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).

“This coincides with the fourth anniversary of Baghdad’s fall,” he added.

“Police forces patrolled the city and ordered citizens to keep indoor via loudspeakers,” the source also said.

The city’s streets appeared empty as all stores and markets were closed, he noted.

Read the rest at VOI

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