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Iraqi tribesmen battle IS inside Fallujah for second day

February 20
14:46 2016

Iraqi tribesmen battled Islamic State group militants inside their Fallujah stronghold for a second day Saturday, a significant challenge to longstanding jihadist control that may be undermined by a lack of supplies. Fallujah is one of two Iraqi cities still controlled by IS, and residents — said to number in the tens of thousands — vastly outnumber the estimated 300 to 400 jihadists inside it. "Armed confrontations between the sons of the Fallujah tribes and the Daesh organisation are continuing," an army brigadier general said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

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