1 February 2013, 18:45

Iraq’s Fallujah gripped by protests

Iraq’s Fallujah gripped by protests

Thousands of anti-government protesters have flooded the Sunni city of Fallujah west of Baghdad.

They accuse the country’s Shiite government of discriminating and marginalizing the Sunnis.

The demonstrators have blocked the main highway leading to Jordan and arranged a traditional Friday prayer at the site.

Some media report that Al Qaeda has supported the protests and called for armed resistance.

Iraq has been seeing protests by the Sunni minority since December 2012.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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