Iraq prime minister declares emergency measures in Fallujah
Iraq's interim prime minister says he's authorized international and Iraqi troops to drive "terrorists" from Fallujah. Ayad Allawi says militants have left officials with no other options "but to take the necessary measures to protect Iraqi people from these killers and liberate Fallujah."
Ayad Allawi says US and Iraqi troops will restore the "rule of law" to Fallujah "very soon." He adds militants there are not interested in a peaceful settlement and he's accusing them of using mosques and hospitals as refuges.