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13,000 families flee Fallujah: Iraqi Red Crescent

Published on Jan 8, 2014 9:14 PM

BAGHDAD (AFP) - More than 13,000 families have fled Fallujah in the past few days amid clashes and shelling after the city fell to Al-Qaeda-linked militants, the Iraqi Red Crescent said on Wednesday.

"Most of them are now living in schools, public buildings or with relatives," said Mohammed al-Khuzaie, a Red Crescent official.