Iraq moves up tanks, guns for looming Falluja assault

By Reuters | Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:25 PM

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By Ahmed Rasheed

BAGHDAD, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Iraqi army deployed tanks and artillery around Falluja on Tuesday, security officials said, as local leaders in the besieged city urged al Qaeda-linked militants to leave in order to avert an impending military assault.

Security officials and tribal leaders have said that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to hold ...

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