Fallujah

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Fal·lu·jah

 (fə-lo͞o′jə)
A city of central Iraq on the Euphrates River west of Baghdad. It was the scene of intense fighting between US forces and insurgent fighters during the Iraq War.

Fallujah

(fəˈlʊdʒə)
n
(Placename) a town in central Iraq, about 60 km W of Baghdad; a centre of resistance against the US-led invasion of Iraq, from 2003. Pop: 223 000 (2005 est)
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Mohammad Ayoub, one of six siblings ranging in age from three to 17 years, grew up in the alleyways of the Jabaliya refugee camp with refugees and their descendants from Al Faluja, a former Palestinian village less than 32km northeast of Gaza.
Last month, Ayman Siddeq Abdel-Aziz, a medical student from the same group, was killed in an air attack in the Iraqi town of Faluja.
"Thirty soldiers of the 55 brigade of the Iraqi army were killed and 20 injured in a US airstrike on the town of al-Naimiya in the al Faluja province," al-Zamili's statement said, Sputnik reported.
They also shot dead another terrorist who was trying to plant an explosive device in central Faluja in Anbar Province in western Iraq, the source said.
The talks began on the Greek island of Rhodes on January 12, and, shortly after their commencement, Israel agreed to the release of a besieged Egyptian battalion in Faluja. At the end of the month, the talks floundered.
During the battle of the "Faluja pocket", a cease-fire was agreed in order to bring out the dead and wounded lying between the lines.
"An explosive charge, targeted against a police patrol on the main street at Faluja city center on Sunday, injured 2 civilians and a policeman," the police source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
In the case of the 1948 events, expulsion lasted until the following year (cleansing parts of the Negev, expulsion of 2000-3000 villagers from Faluja towards the end of February 1949), and, in the case of the rest of Palestine, it is still going on.
About 30 children were among the casualties of the explosions - two of which happened near Faluja and the other north-east of Ramadi.
Ademas --y eso podria ser muy importante-- Bush se reeligio y aplasto Faluja. Y Arafat se murio, decayo la resistencia palestina y se tranquilizo la situacion en Medio Oriente.
While this passage reads as if it was right out of today's news From Najaf or Faluja, the above action took place on August 26th.
Supporters of the Sudanese government have even said that what is happening in Faluja, for example, is worse than whatever is happening in Darfur.