Iraq clashes: Battle continues for Ramadi and Falluja
4 January 2014 Last updated at 03:06 GMT
Two cities in western Iraq are reportedly still partly under the control of Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda.
Fierce fighting is continuing as government troops try to force militants aligned to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) from Ramadi and Falluja.
Clashes erupted on Monday after troops dismantled a protest camp in Ramadi.
Reged Ahmad reports.