Citizens inspect the site of a car bomb attack while security forces tow away a destroyed bus in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Iraqi forces lost more ground in crisis-hit Anbar province on Wednesday as Sunni gunmen, including those linked to Al-Qaeda, overran two key areas when police abandoned their posts, officials said.On Wednesday, police forces abandoned their posts in two key areas of Anbar, giving up territory to heavily-armed militants who forced the men to leave their weapons behind, officials and witnesses said.Militants overran the police station in Saqlawiyah, a town just west of Fallujah, and took control of the entire area after using mosque loudspeakers to urge policemen to abandon their posts and leave their weapons behind.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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