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An Iraqi man shouts as a coffin of a man killed in fighing is carried for burial in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah, in the Anbar province, on January 4, 2014. Iraq has lost Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a senior security official said, putting militants back in control of the city in Anbar province where American forces repeatedly battled insurgents. Fighting in Anbar killed 65 people on January 4,-- eight soldiers, two government-allied tribesmen and 55 militants from Al-Qaeda-linked group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), security officials said. AFP PHOTO/STR -/AFP/Getty Images

As we reported over the weekend, the Iraqi city of Fallujah is apparently now under the control of al-Qaida-linked militants.  As if that weren't bad enough, the New York Times paints a telling picture of the geniuses uprooting years of progress in the region:

A heavy firefight also erupted on the main highway linking Baghdad and Anbar, with fighters taking three tanks and other military vehicles, according to police officials.

The fighters, though, apparently did not know how to use the tanks, and put out a call over a mosque’s loudspeaker: “If anyone knows how to drive a tank, please come to the mosque.”

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