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Falluja: Iraq targets al-Qaeda militants

5 January 2014 Last updated at 23:06 GMT

An Iraqi government operation appears to be underway to retake areas seized in recent days by militants linked to al Qaeda.

Civilians are said to be fleeing the city of Falluja, west of the capital, amid air strikes and artillery bombardment.

Paul Wood reports.

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