Suicide attacks kill 17 Iraqi troops near Fallujah

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Iraqi armed forces and militiamen fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants battled with the members of the armed group just outside the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Sunday, after an IS attack killed at least 17 troops, according to officials. IS fighters reportedly used four suicide attackers to propel military vehicles filled with explosives into an army barricade outside of the war-torn city. Fallujah has been an epicenter of violence between Iraqi forces and IS.