Thu 6 May, 2004 06:34 pm
US tanks have surged into the Iraqi holy city of Najaf to take control of the governor's office amid fierce fighting with Shia gunmen.
Troops moved into the city's suburbs to draw out militiamen loyal to cleric Moqtada Sadr and allow the armour to sweep in largely unopposed.
While many Iraqis are still seething over the tortures and the publicity about them it's a good time to attack inside their holiest city. Simply brilliant!