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Concerns Over Civilian Suffering as Iraqi Forces Surround Fallujah

Iraqi security forces have surrounded Fallujah on four sides ahead of a full scale offense, but there are growing concerns over the plight of civilians trapped inside the Islamic State held city. "They (IS) have put bombs in the roads, they are using suicide bombers," said Muhamed, an Iraqi special forces soldier on the front line contacted by telephone, speaking on condition his full name not be used.  Fallujah, a Sunni stronghold, has been held by IS longer than any...

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