US officials say coalition forces have taken control of 80 percent of the Iraqi city of Fallujah and killed 600 insurgents in five days of urban fighting.
US and Iraqi troops are now moving house to house to find hold-outs and weapons caches. Twenty-two American and five Iraqi troops have been killed in the assault.
Iraq has set aside $100 million to reconstruct Fallujah and sent 14 trucks carrying medical and relief supplies to the city.
Meanwhile, insurgents killed one American soldier in Baghdad and shot down a Blackhawk helicopter north of the city, wounding its crew. In Mosul, US forces carried out airstrikes after attacks on police stations and the office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).