Iraqi Army Shells Falluja

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The Iraqi army shelled Falluja on Saturday (January 11) to try and retake it from Sunni militants and tribesmen. Scattered around the city were masked fighters, said to include members of the al-Qaeda linked group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL. Militants took control of Falluja on January 1 with the help of sympathetic tribesmen who are united in their opposition against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.