January 3, 2014
Qaeda-Aligned Militants Threaten Key Iraqi Cities
Ghazi & Arango, New York Times
The Associated Press
Radical Sunni militants aligned with Al Qaeda threatened Thursday to seize control of Falluja and Ramadi, two of the most important cities in Iraq, setting fire to police stations, freeing prisoners from jail and occupying mosques, as the government rushed troop reinforcements to the areas.
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