Iraqi Violence Leaves Dozens Dead as Thousands Flee Fallujah

Baghdad, January 9 (RHC)-- Nearly 100 people were killed in Iraq amid clashes between government forces and al-Qaeda-linked militants for control of two major cities.

At least 25 fighters were killed when Iraqi warplanes bombed Ramadi, which is partially under control of a group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Iraqi forces have also surrounded Fallujah in preparation for a potential assault to retake the city.

According to reports from the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, thousands of Fallujah residents have fled to avoid being trapped in the crossfire.

Edited by Ed Newman



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