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BBC: 'Thousands' flee fighting in Iraq
Thousands of Iraqis have fled fighting between US troops and insurgents in the west of the country, aid workers say.
The US military has said it believes that insurgents shifted to the area after the attack on former bases in Falluja last year.
An Associated Press correspondent in the town of Qaim said heavily-armed fighters still controlled the streets.
"We are trying to protect our city's entrances, and we will prevent the US forces from entering the city," one insurgent was reported as saying