For American veterans of Fallujah, seeing Al-Qaeda militants regain control of the Iraqi city is a painful sight, leading some to question what they were fighting for nearly 10 years ago.
Fall Of Fallujah A Bitter Pill For US Veterans
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January 9, 2014

Via AFP:

For American veterans of Fallujah, seeing Al-Qaeda militants regain control of the Iraqi city is a painful sight, leading some to question what they were fighting for nearly 10 years ago.

The bloodiest combat of the US war in Iraq took place in Fallujah in two intense battles in 2004, with US Marines rolling back militants in days of brutal street fighting.

But now Al-Qaeda flags are flying over Fallujah in western Anbar province after extremist gunmen swept into the city last week.

Their gains illustrate how security is unraveling in Iraq, two years since US forces pulled out of th...

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