Al-Qaida fighters flee Iraq strike

Army retakes town near Fallujah; attacks nationwide kill 50

Posted: January 16, 2014 at 5:22 a.m.

Baghdad city workers clean up Wednesday after a car-bomb attack, one of several in the Iraqi capital that killed at least 28 people. Also Wednesday, militants who seized a town near Fallujah were routed in an air and ground attack that marked a rare victory for government forces struggling to regain control of the area.

Iraqi airstrikes pounded a town near Fallujah that had been seized by al-Qaida-linked militants, and commandos swept in Wednesday to clear the area, senior military officials said.

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