A gunman aims his weapon during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Residents of a militant-held city on Baghdad's doorstep began slowly returning on Saturday amid a tense calm, while the UN Security Council backed Iraq's efforts against Al-Qaeda-linked extremists.The UN Security Council voiced support for the government campaign to retake the two cities, while concern mounted over the battle for Anbar.On Friday tribesmen and police retook two areas of Ramadi from Al-Qaeda-linked militants, tribal military commander Mohammed Khamis Abu Risha told AFP.The army has so far stayed outside of Fallujah during the crisis, with analysts warning that any assault on the city would likely cause significant civilian casualties.The violence spread to Fallujah, and militants moved in and seized the city and parts of Ramadi after security forces withdrew.
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