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Iraq conflict: Sunni fighters seize Falluja

5 January 2014 Last updated at 02:01 GMT

The Iraq government has lost control of the strategic city of Falluja, west of Baghdad, to al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Fighting there erupted after troops broke up a protest camp by Sunni Arabs in the city of Ramadi on Monday.

Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has promised there will be no retreat until what he calls a gang of terrorists are eliminated.

Ian Booth reports.

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