Iraq stalls Falluja assault ‘to protect civilians’

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as his forces halted at the city’s edge in the face of ferocious resistance from Islamic State fighters.

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