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Al-Qaeda asks Iraqis in embattled city for support
Members of al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq handed out pamphlets in Fallujah on Thursday, urging people to take up arms and back them in their weeks long fight against government troops for control of the city.

 

While the militants battled Iraqi security forces in and around Fallujah and Ramadi, police outside the capital, Baghdad, found the bullet-riddled bodies of 14 Sunni men who had been abducted from a funeral by gunmen wearing military uniforms. It was a grim reminder of similar slayings at the height of the war about six years ago. (AP)