Fallujah Leaders: Disarm

Fallujah leaders call on fighters to disarm

Turn in your weapons. It's an appeal being made to the people of Fallujah not just by US military officials, but now by local civic leaders there as well. And it could open the door for a peaceful end to the standoff in the besieged Iraqi city. A US spokesman says if the fighters do, in fact, turn in their weapons, the US military won't resume its assault on the city. The development is the first concrete sign of progress to emerge from the direct talks between US officials and local leaders representing the residents of Fallujah. The statement also includes promises to improve the humanitarian situation there and to move toward restoring control by Iraqi security forces.