An AFP story says that our troops are confident our forces will gain control of the entire city of Fallujah by this weekend. According to the story:
With US marines backed by Iraqi troops moving from building to building in Fallujah to free the dusty, devastated city of insurgents, a US officer said they expected to take command of the rebel bastion before the weekend.
“If everything goes as planned we will take full control of the city in the next 48 hours,” the officer said, on condition of anonymity, adding that it would take “at least 10 days to clear the city”.
Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to kill Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi’s relatives if he doesn’t halt the assault and free insurgent prisoners within 48 hours.