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Iraq launches Falluja operation against IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military told residents to get ready to leave before fighting started. "Zero hour for th

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Iraqi troops set for Falluja offensive, some residents flee

Iraq's military said on Sunday it was preparing to launch an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja and told residents to get ready to leave before fighting started. Families who could not flee should rais

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Iraqi PM vows victory as Falluja assault looms

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki vowed to eradicate Al Qaeda in Iraq and predicted victory as his army prepared to launch a major assault against the Sunni Islamist militants who have taken over parts of the city of Falluja. Fi

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Fuelled by Syria war, Al Qaeda bursts back to life in Iraq

* Al Qaeda seizes key districts of Ramadi, Falluja * Sunni tribes could be formidable adversary for al Qaeda * Syria's war spreading sectarianism around region Al Qaeda gunmen see

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Iraqi army shells key city to flush out terrorists

The Iraqi army shelled the western city of Falluja with mortar bombs overnight to try to wrest back control from Sunni militants and tribesmen, killing at least eight people, tribal leaders and officials said on Saturday. Falluja

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