Violence continues to rage on in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Clashes and shelling by government forces have left at least 30 dead.
Dozens of others were also injured in the violence that erupted in the eastern and southern neighborhoods shortly after midnight. Fallujah has been the scene of deadly clashes since pro-al-Qaeda militants took over the city months ago. The Iraqi government has blamed the rise in violence on outside forces, including some Arab states which Baghdad accuses of supporting terrorism. Violence across Iraq has claimed the lives of over seven-hundred people in February alone---a death toll higher than the same period last year.