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Iraqis say airstrike fatal to 25 militants

Battle rages for cities of Fallujah, Ramadi; government vows rout of al-Qaida

Posted: January 8, 2014 at 6:05 a.m.

An Iraqi firefighter hoses down a car that caught fire Tuesday after a truck loaded with explosives rammed into a police station in Kirkuk.

An Iraqi firefighter hoses down a car that caught fire Tuesday after a truck loaded with explosives rammed into a police station in Kirkuk.

A government airstrike killed 25 al-Qaida-linked militants in a besieged province west of Baghdad in fierce clashes Tuesday between Iraqi special forces and insurgents battling for control of the key cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraqi officials said.

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