Iraq's Fallujah Falls To Qaeda Militants As 65 Killed

It is the worst violence to hit Anbar province in years, and the first time militants have exercised such open control in major cities since 2003.
Iraq's Fallujah Falls To Qaeda Militants As 65 Killed

Via AFP:

Iraq has lost Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a senior security official said Saturday, putting militants back in control of the city in Anbar province where American forces repeatedly battled insurgents.

And fighting in Anbar killed 65 people -- eight soldiers, two government-allied tribesmen and 55 militants from the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), security officials said.

It is the worst violence to hit Anbar province in years, and the first time militants have exercised such open control in major cities since the height of the bloody insurgency th...

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