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Al-Qaida Raises Flag, Claims Control Over Iraqi City of Fallujah

Black-clad al-Qaida militants in Iraq appeared to seize control of the embattled western city of Fallujah on Friday, raising their flag over government buildings and declaring an independent Islamic state. Witnesses said the Sunni militants, members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, cut power lines in the city late in the day and ordered residents not to use backup generators.    But the chief of Fallujah police, Mohamed al-Isawi, disputed the ISIS claims of...

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