A man looks at the site of a car bomb attack in Habibiya. REUTERS/Wissm Al- Okili
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ISIS militants launched an attack against government troops Sunday outside the militant-held city of Fallujah, killing at least 17 soldiers, officials said. Four suicide attackers drove explosives-laden military vehicles into government forces' barricades outside Fallujah, west of Baghdad, the officials, a police officer and an army officer, said. The officials said 15 other soldiers were wounded.The fall of Fallujah in January 2014 started ISIS' dramatic blitz across Iraq.Backed by Shiite and Sunni paramilitary forces, Iraqi government forces last month launched a wide-scale military operation to dislodge militants from Fallujah and other key cities in Anbar province.
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