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Iraqi Civilians Drown Fleeing Falluja as City Nearly Encircled

Fighters battling to retake Fallujah from Islamic State said on Sunday they had the Iraqi city almost completely encircled, as civilians risked their lives trying to flee. At least four people drowned and nine were missing after trying to cross the Euphrates river to escape the Islamic State stronghold city just west of Baghdad, medics and officials said. The drowned bodies of two children, a women and an older man were taken to a hospital in Ameriyat Fallujah, a town downstream under...

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