In this photo taken on Jan. 17, 2014, Iraqi army soldiers patrol in Ramadi, Iraq, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic militants controlling a mainly Sunni area west of Baghdad are... more 
In this photo taken on Jan. 17, 2014, Iraqi army soldiers patrol in Ramadi, Iraq, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic militants controlling a mainly Sunni area west of Baghdad are so well-armed that they could occupy the capital, a top Iraqi official warned Monday, a frank and bleak assessment of the challenge posed in routing the insurgents as a new wave of bombings killed at least 31 people. Since late December, members of Iraq's al-Qaida branch - known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - have taken over parts of Ramadi, the capital of the largely Sunni western province of Anbar. They also control the center of the nearby city of Fallujah, along with other non-al-Qaida militants who also oppose the Shiite-led government. (AP Photo) less 
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Tue, Jan 21, 2014 1:22 PM EST