REFILE - CLARIFYING FIRST SENTENCE Iraqi security forces take positions during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in province of Anbar, February 1, 2014. Iraqi ... more 
REFILE - CLARIFYING FIRST SENTENCE Iraqi security forces take positions during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in province of Anbar, February 1, 2014. Iraqi security forces are preparing to storm Falluja and break a month-long standoff with militants who are in control of the city, senior security officials and troops told Reuters on Saturday. Anti-government fighters, among them insurgents linked with al Qaeda, overran two cities in the Sunni-dominated western province of Anbar on Jan. 1. against a backdrop of deteriorating security across the country. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) less 
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