Iraqis urged to push out al-Qaida
Iran offers support, no troops, to help retake Fallujah
Posted: January 7, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister urged Fallujah residents Monday to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an allout battle in the besieged city, a sign that the government is paving the way for a military push to rout hard-line Sunni insurgents challenging for territorial control over the western approaches to Baghdad.
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Front Section, Pages 6 on 01/07/2014