U.S. forces continue air, ground assault in Fallujah
US forces are still in action in and around Fallujah with some fierce clashes reported near the rebel stronghold. There's fighting between US troops and insurgents on a highway east of Fallujah and in the southern part of the city. Witnesses also report fresh aerial and artillery bombardment as explosions boomed across the city.
Plumes of smoke were seen rising from areas in the east and south of Fallujah as families began to flee the area. Residents report a Humvee was seen burning in the eastern edge of the city.