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Tribal fighters deploy themselves on the streets of Ramadi

Tribal fighters deploy themselves on the streets of Ramadi January 6, 2014. Iraq’s prime minister urged people in the besieged city of Falluja on Monday to drive out al Qaeda-linked insurgents to pre-empt a military offensive that officials said could be launched within days. In a statement on state television, Nuri al-Maliki, a Shi’ite Muslim whose government has little support in Sunni-dominated Falluja, called on tribal leaders to drive out militants who last week seized key towns in the desert leading to the Syrian border. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani (IRAQ – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) – RTX1743K