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Posted: January 7, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Such a request has not been officially made. Equipment and advice will be given if they ask for it, but as for forces, the Iraqis are very powerful themselves.” Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, the deputy commander of Iran’s armed forces, on his country’s willingness to support Iraq with resources, but not troops, in its battle with al-Qaida militants

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Civilians buy medicine from the only open pharmacy in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Clashes continued late Sunday and early morning Monday between al-Qaida and Iraqi troops on the main highway that links the capital, Baghdad, to neighboring Syria and Jordan. Al-Qaida fighters and allied tribes are still controlling the center of the city where they are deployed in streets and around government buildings. (AP Photo)

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