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18 Killed In Iraq Violence

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January 07, 2014 AT 2:40 PM
At least 18 people were killed, including 10 Al Qaeda militants, and 59 wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday. In Iraq's western province of Anbar, a police source told Xinhua that dozens of tribesmen backed by local police fought fierce clashes with Al Qaeda forces in the provincial capital city of Ramadi, killing five extremists and arresting two others. In another incident, tribesmen clashed with more Al Qaeda soldiers in Ramadi's eastern suburb of Albu Bali, and killed three of the group's snipers, the source said. Al Qaeda gunmen attempted to take positions near a village located some 30 km east of Ramadi, but the tribesmen fought them and blew up a bridge to prevent them from moving their vehicles into other villages.