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Iraq calls on Fallujah residents to expel al-Qaida

January 7, 2014
By ADAM SCHRECK , The Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister urged Fallujah residents on Monday to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city, a sign that the government could be paving the way for an imminent military push in an attempt to rout hard-line Sunni insurgents challenging its territorial control over the western approaches to Baghdad.



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