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Published: Friday January 24, 2014 MYT 6:35:02 PM
Updated: Friday January 24, 2014 MYT 6:36:14 PM

More than 65,000 fled Iraqi fighting in past week: UNHCR

Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen walk in the streets during clashes with Iraqi security forces outside the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen walk in the streets during clashes with Iraqi security forces outside the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 65,000 people have fled fighting in the Iraqi cities of Falluja and Ramadi during the past week, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

More than 140,000 have been made homeless since fighting broke out at the end of last year, UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Mike Collett-White)

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