Masked anti-government gunmen hold their weapons as they stand guard in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.(AP Photo)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki promised police jobs for pro-government fighters in Anbar province Wednesday, as the deputy premier said they aim to cut supplies to gunmen holding one of its cities.Anti-government fighters seized all of the city of Fallujah and parts of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, west of Baghdad, where the United Nations says up to 300,000 people have fled a surge in unrest this year.Clashes in the province have pitted security forces and pro-government tribesmen against jihadist militants and tribal fighters opposed to the authorities.The newly displaced Iraqis join more than 1.1 million compatriots who fled violence in past years and have still not returned to their homes.
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