IRAQ: The colonel deploys to Fallouja

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Fallouja, once the hub of the Sunni insurgency, is now deemed safe enough for American fast-food franchises.

In a neighborhood where the U.S. fought two bloody battles against insurgents in 2004, a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet has opened.

Said to be popular with Iraqis and with Marines who still patrol the streets.

-- Tony Perry