Report says at least nine killed in attack on US convoy as Marines temporarily halt Fallujah offensive
Iraqi resistance fighters attacked a U.S. convoy carrying fuel west of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least nine people, eyewitnesses said.
A photographer from Reuters news agency said he saw bodies burning inside the cars, which were still on fire near Abu Ghraib. He said the convoy included U.S. military vehicles and fuel tankers.
Meanwhile, U.S. Marines halted offensive operations in Fallujah on Friday to allow talks with a delegation of sheiks from the city, a commander said.
"I would not describe this as a cease-fire. We are still aggressively defending our positions. However we have ceased offensive operations for now," said Lt. Col. Brennan Byrne, commander of the 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment.
The offensive halt started at noon Friday, he said. (Albawaba.com)
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