January 2, 2014

Anbar tense .. Citizens control the police stations in Fallujah and burned four others in the center of Ramadi, police laid down their arms

Several police stations in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Iraq’s western Anbar province came under attack said Ashraq Al-Awsat News paper Published today in London.
a member of parlement, told  that the situation  “ in Fallujah where gunmen have taken control of five police stations after police officers laid down their arms and left.”
Meanwhile, in another sign of the growing insurgency against the government, gunmen set four police stations on fire in the city of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Agence France-Presse reported.
Iraqi MP Hamid Al-Mutlaq  said, in reference to the dispersal of the Anbar sit-in: “The policy adopted by Maliki of involving the military in a domestic issue is wrong, and may lead to more negative, if not catastrophic, results.”
He added: “When the military went to fight militants in the desert of Anbar, everyone sided with it.”
However, Mutlaq said the prime minister’s decision to “transfer the war to the protest squares has complicated things further.”

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