US Military Has Launched Major Attack

The US military says Marines and US Army troops have launched a major ground attack against an insurgent stronghold in Fallujah.

The military says the assault is aimed at a northeastern part of the Iraqi city. More than four-thousand US Marines and Army troops have pushed their way into northeastern Fallujah.

Earlier, an air and artillery bombardment of the city set the stage for the massive assault. The goal is to end a half-year of insurgent control there.