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  Battle rages in Iraqi rebel city
Updated 09 November 2004, 08.03
The city was attacked from all sides
Up to 15,000 US and Iraqi troops have been attacking the rebel-held city of Falluja from all sides.

It comes after a full-scale assault on the city, approved by the Iraqi prime minister, was launched on Sunday.

US and Iraqi officials hope the assault will help prepare the way for elections in the country in January.

Up to 3,000 rebel fighters are thought to be holed up in Falluja, which has been a hotbed of resistance to the US-led occupation of Iraq.

The city was attacked from all sides
The city was attacked from all sides

Overnight, Iraqi soldiers gained control of the main railway station in Falluja.

In the run-up to the assault, troops also took two bridges and the city's main hospital.

They are now said to be advancing street-by-street towards the city centre.

Curfew

But there are concerns about thousands of regular people who remain in the city.

The Iraqi prime minister has imposed a curfew on the city and closed airports and borders as part of the assault.

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