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IS cells lurking in Iraq's Anbar continue to strike liberated areas

Perhaps in retaliation for its successive defeats by the Iraqi army and despite wide efforts to maintain security, the Islamic State is still bombing areas recently liberated from its control.
Residents inspect a market after a bomb attack in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, August 3, 2014. Picture taken August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - RTR414ZS

BAGHDAD — The city of Fallujah is being hit by car bombs once again, five months after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced its liberation. Car bombs are not common in the northern and western cities of Iraq, as most attacks occur in Baghdad and the south of the country.

The latest attack happened Nov. 17, when a car bomb struck a wedding party held in Amiriyah Al-Fallujah, in Anbar province. The city has been the scene of fighting between the government forces and the Islamic State for two years now.

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