"We do not want to be indiscriminate in our killing of al Qaeda and others as well," he added, asserting that the al-Maliki government wants citizens in the region to feel that "their lives are sacred" as Iraqis.
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"We have not made an attack on Fallujah because we don't want to cause casualties. So we don't want to throw the baby out with the bath water," he said.
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