Hadi Razeij, head of the Anbar province police force, said police had left the city center entirely and had positioned themselves on the edge of town.
"The walls of the city are in the hands of the police force, but the people of Fallujah are the prisoners of ISIL," he said, speaking on Arabic language satellite broadcaster al-Arabiya.
Fallujah, along with nearby provincial capital Ramadi, was a stronghold of Sunni insurgents during the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Al Qaeda militants largely took both cities over last week and have been fending off incursions by government forces there since. (Continue Reading.)
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Al Qaeda Captures City of Fallujah
Interesting. Whenever we point to violent passages in the Qur'an, politicians and the media assure us that these violent passages can't possibly mean what they say, since extremists are such a tiny minority in Islam. Yet this tiny minority of extremists has been taking over cities and countries. Are you starting to think that the minority of extremists might not be so tiny after all?