Islamist militants strengthen grip on Iraq's Falluja (8)

Swissinfo 2014.01.18 13:00
January 18, 2014 - 11:22 By Suadad al-Salhy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda and other insurgent groups have tightened their grip on Falluja, defying the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government's efforts to persuade local tribesmen to expel them from the Sunni Muslim city, residents and officials say. Despite an army siege, fighters and weapons have been flowing into the city, where U.S.
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