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Anbar displacement worst in Iraq since 2006-08: U.N.
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In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 photo, mourners carry the coffin of Haitham Abdo Rahman, 38, who was killed in a bombing, before his burial at the cemetery in Fallujah, Iraq. (AP Photo)
In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 photo, mourners carry the coffin of Haitham Abdo Rahman, 38, who was killed in a bombing, before his burial at the cemetery in Fallujah, Iraq. (AP Photo)
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BAGHDAD: More than 140,000 people have fled deadly clashes between security forces and anti-government fighters in Anbar province in what is Iraq' worst displacement in years, the UN said on Friday.

"This is the largest displacement Iraq has witnessed since the sectarian violence of 2006-2008," said UN refugee agency spokesman Peter Kessler, adding that the figures were compiled by the Iraqi government.

More than 65,000 have fled the province in just the past week, he said.

 
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More than 140,000 people have fled deadly clashes between security forces and anti-government fighters in Anbar province in what is Iraq' worst displacement in years, the UN said on Friday.
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