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Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and allied tribes took control of the city of Fallujah. The military claimed that 25 ISIS fighters were killed during fighting in Ramadi, and 30 more were killed in Karma. Iraqi tribes are allying with the military to fight against the ISIS in Ramadi, Rawa, Anah, Haditha, and Al Qaim.
At least 32 people were killed as the military and tribes in Anbar battled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Fallujah, Ramadi, and other cities and towns in the province. An ISIS commander known as Abu Abelrahman al Baghdadi is said to have been killed during the clashes. The ISIS is still in control of large areas in the cities.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has taken over large areas of the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah; a police chief was killed during clashes in Ramadi. An ISIS suicide bomber killed 12 people in Balad Ruz. The ISIS killed 11 civilians and five policemen in attacks in Baghdad, Latafiyah, and Mosul. Security forces arrested the leader of the Shia Al Mukhtar Army.
"Islamist militants" attacked police stations and government buildings in Fallujah, Ramadi, and Tarmiyah to free prisoners and seize weapons. Fighters are in control of areas of Ramadi and Fallujah. In Tarmiyah, four policemen were killed after jihadists assaulted a police headquarters in the city.
Twenty-three Iraqis were killed in violence throughout Iraq over the past 24 hours. Forty Sunni members of parliament resigned in protest after a senior lawmaker was detained in Ramadi. Prime Minister Maliki said he would turn security in Anbar over to the police.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 18 people in a series of bombings and attacks. In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed eight soldiers, including a brigadier general. Four more soldiers were killed in Garma and four Awakening fighters were killed in Baghdad.
Security forces clashed with bodyguards while arresting a prominent Sunni member of parliament in Anbar who has been critical of Prime Minister Maliki. Three of the MP's bodyguards and two siblings, and a soldier were killed during the fighting. A curfew has been imposed in Ramadi.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed three Awakening fighters in Kirkuk. Security forces captured seven ISIS fighters in Anbar. The US is sending weapons to Iraq to aid in the fight against the ISIS.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 37 Iraqis in attacks that targeted Christians in Baghdad. More than 900 Awakening fighters in Anbar province volunteered to fight alongside the Iraqi military against the ISIS.