"The police are going to enter [Al-Fallujah] and efforts are underway to facilitate the return of families," an unnamed Iraqi police commander told reporters today. "I think that two families have already been allowed into the city. Negotiations are going on to facilitate the return of families and there are no problems."
Meanwhile, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Louis Rodriguez Zapatero is scheduled to address parliament later today to explain the decision to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq.
Spain was joined yesterday by Honduras, which also announced it would withdraw from Iraq its 370 soldiers who had been serving with the Spanish troops.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said today he may remove Thailand's 450 personnel if the increasing violence in Iraq stops them from carrying out their mission.
Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea have all renewed their commitment to the coalition. (AFP/AP/Reuters)