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Iraq City Falls Fully into Hands of Al-Qaida Group

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Police had left the city center entirely and had positioned themselves on the edge of town.

Sunni Muslim worshippers crowd a street as they attend open air Friday prayers in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Provincial spokesman Dhari al-Rishawi said Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen are pressing their campaign to rout al-Qaida from Fallujah and Ramadi, two main cities in the western Anbar province. (AP Photo) AP Photo

Sunni Muslim worshipers crowd a street as they attend open air Friday prayers in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (Image source: AP)

BAGHDAD (AP) — The head of police in Iraq's Anbar province says the city center of Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.

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