"...Military officials said 18 troops had been killed in the battle for the rebel-held city west of Baghdad, with another 178 injured. Five members of Iraqi security forces have died and 34 have been wounded.
Planeloads of injured soldiers have been flown to the US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, and doctors were bracing for a further influx as the Falluja battle culminates.
Two aircraft carrying 102 injured soldiers arrived yesterday. Another 125 injured arrived earlier in the week and more were expected today...."
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