Fallujah

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Fal·lu·jah

 (fə-lo͞o′jə)
A city of central Iraq on the Euphrates River west of Baghdad. It was the scene of intense fighting between US forces and insurgent fighters during the Iraq War.

Fallujah

(fəˈlʊdʒə)
n
(Placename) a town in central Iraq, about 60 km W of Baghdad; a centre of resistance against the US-led invasion of Iraq, from 2003. Pop: 223 000 (2005 est)
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Revendique par le groupe terroriste Daech, cet acte barbare, qui intervient une semaine apres la prise de Fallouja, a suscite l'indignation de la communaute internationale.
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-World Health Organisation (WHO): besieged Fallouja inhabitants prone to diseases.
55-64; Tony Perry, Edmund Sanders, "Marines Roll Into Fallouja," The Los Angeles Times, Apr 5, 2004, p.
A Fallouja, a l'ouest de la capitale, un attentat suicide devant le QG de la police a coute la vie a deux policiers et en a blesse 21.
On the other hand, a number of journalists gathered before Alwani's residence, mid of Fallouja, to denounce such move.
10, 2004; Tony Perry & Rick Loomis, Mosque Targeted in Fallouja Fighting, L.A.
-A medical survey of Fallouja chaired by Professor Chris Busby from Ulster University found that the poisonous residue left behind by the American attack on the city in 2004 was worse than Hiroshima; infant deaths stood at 80 per 1,000 compared to 10 in 1,000 in Kuwait, for example, and leukemia rates 38 times higher than rates outside the country.
(18.) Al-Baghdadi identified these tribes (he put the number of tribal sheikhs who had pledged allegiance at 70 percent) as "the Duleim, the Jebour, the Ubaid, Zobaa, Qais, Azzah, Tayy, the Janabis, the Hayyalis, the Mushahdeh, the Dayniyyeh, the Bani Zeid, the Mujammaa, the Shammar, the Anizeh, the Sumaydaa, the Nuaym, the Khazraj, the Bani Lheib, the Bu Hayyat, the Bani Hamdan, the al Saadoun, the al Ghanim, the Saideh, the Maadheeh, the Karabileh, the al Salman, and the Kubeisat," and he had listed the areas in which the jihadists operate as Fallouja, al-Garmeh, Amiriyah, Ramadi, al-Gharbiyeh, al-Tarmiyyeh, al-Sinniyeh, Tikrit, Sammara, Baqouba, Al Udheim, Mosul, Kirkuk, Talafar, and Baghdad; see Nibras Kazimi, "Would-Be Caliph's Inaugural Address."
I flashed back to the chaos of combat in Fallouja. In the rattle and thunder, brick walls separated me from the world coming to an end.
soldiers killed, May was the bloodiest month since the battle for Fallouja in November 2004.