Special forces have clashed with hundreds of Sunni militants in two Iraqi cities.
The clashes with the fighters from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) were in Fallujah and Ramadi, where some 250 fighters were equipped with armed vehicles.
Both cities are in the province of Anbar, where Sunni militant activity has been on the rise.
At least 23 people were killed in militant attacks elsewhere in Iraq. . .