Major attack on Iraq 'rebel town'

Well another offensive in Iraq...

[size=18]Major attack on Iraq 'rebel town'[/size]

Iraq says a major operation is under way to try to retake the northern town of Talafar from insurgents.

US and Iraqi troops swept through the town, smashing walls with armoured vehicles and engaging in gun battles.

The Americans believe the town is being used as a staging post by foreign fighters crossing into Iraq from Syria.

Iraq's defence minister said 144 rebels had been killed in Talafar in the past two days. He said his forces were ready to strike rebels in four other towns.

The BBC's Jonathan Charles in Baghdad says the operation in Talafar is the biggest against rebels since the assault on Falluja last year.

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Well another Fallujah may not be far off.

Another ghost town in the making.

It is very saddening.