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Iraq’s Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 65 killed

Iraq has lost Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a senior security official said, 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…

Al-Qaeda-linked fighters control parts of two Iraq cities

Al-Qaeda-linked militants were on Thursday in control of more than half of the Iraqi city of Fallujah and parts of Ramadi, a security official and witnesses said. Violence first erupted on Monday when gunmen clashed with security forces as they tore down the country’s main Sunni Arab anti-government protest camp…

Iraqis burn U.S. flags to celebrate troop pullout

FALLUJAH, Iraq — Hundreds of Iraqis set alight US and Israeli flags on Wednesday as they celebrated the impending pullout of American forces from the country in the former insurgent bastion of Fallujah. Shouting slogans in support of the “resistance,” the demonstrators held up banners and placards inscribed with phrases…

Iraq protesters demand electricity, jobs

KIRKUK, Iraq — Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Iraqi cities on Tuesday, inspired by popular protests around the Arab world, to demand job-creation programmes and better electricity supplies. The biggest turnout was in Fallujah where about 800 protesters marched through the city of western Iraq that a…

Study: Fallujah’s health fallout ‘worse’ than Hiroshima, Nagasaki

‘Mutagenic and carcinogenic agents’ blamed for soaring infant mortality, cancers In Fallujah, a city just 50 miles from Baghdad, life has never been the same since April 2004, when U.S. Marines declared the entire area a free-fire zone and proceeded to do what Marines do best. Packing the most destructive…

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