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Iraqi Army Bombs Falluja, Prepares for Ground Assault

The Iraqi army intensified its shelling of Falluja on Sunday in preparation for a ground assault to regain control over the city, which has been under the control of militants for a month.   Mostly Sunni Muslim anti-government fighters, among them insurgents linked to al-Qaida, overran Falluja in the Sunni-dominated western province of Anbar on Jan. 1, against a backdrop of deteriorating security across Iraq.   Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose Shi'ite-led government...

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