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Iraqi security forces fight militants in Anbar province

2 January 2014 Last updated at 19:11 GMT

Special forces in Iraq are fighting jihadist militants, who have reportedly taken over large areas of two cities.

The clashes with Sunni fighters from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) are taking place in Fallujah and Ramadi.

Both cities are in the province of Anbar, where Sunni militant activity has been on the rise.

BBC correspondent Rafid Jaboori reports.

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