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Iraq delays Fallujah assault as 29 killed in Ramadi

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Iraqi troops will delay assaulting the militant-held city of Fallujah, an officer said Tuesday, citing fear of civilian casualties, as fighting and missile strikes in nearby Ramadi killed 29 people. 

Iraqi women and children, who fled Fallujah, sit in the back of a truck as they wait at an army checkpoint at Ayn al-Tamer crossing at the entrance to Karbala province on January 6, 2014

Parts of Ramadi -- the capital of Anbar province, west of Baghdad -- and all of Fallujah have been outside government control since last week.

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