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Violence rises in restive Falluja

Published 4:50 PM ET, Wed January 15, 2014
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Mourners prepare to bury a man killed in a mortar attack in Falluja, Iraq, on Tuesday, January 14. Since the beginning of January, violence in the city just west of Baghdad has increased as Sunni tribesmen and members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took over the city. stringer/AP
People gather near an unexploded mortar shell in front of a hospital in Falluja on Monday, January 13. stringer/aP
Gunmen patrol a street in Falluja on Saturday, January 11. stringer/AP
Mourners carry a coffin Wednesday, January 8; the man was killed during clashes between al Qaeda gunmen and Iraqi soldiers. stringer/AP
Gunmen protest Iraq's Shiite-led government, demanding that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city of Falluja, on Tuesday, January 7. stringer/AP
A police truck was burned in the main street of Falluja after clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda fighters on Sunday, January 5. stringer/AP
Mourners and Sunni gunmen chant slogans on Saturday, January 4, during the funeral of a man killed during clashes the day before. stringer/ap
Al Qaeda fighters patrol a street in a commandeered police truck as another police vehicle burns in front of the main provincial government building in Falluja on Wednesday, January 1. stringer/AP