Fallujah Bombarded By Iraqi Army; Ground Assault Next
Iraqi army bombards Falluja in preparation for ground assault http://t.co/KxqH6IEnmo
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The Iraqi army is struggling to take back the city from militants.
Sunni Muslim anti-government fighters, among them insurgents linked to al Qaeda, overran Falluja in the western province of Anbar on January 1, against a backdrop of deteriorating security across Iraq
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose Shi’ite-led government many in the Sunni minority accuse of discrimination, had held off an all-out offensive to give local tribesmen a chance to expel the militants themselves.
But security officials told Reuters on Saturday that a decision had been made to enter Falluja on Sunday.