Sunni Muslim clerics in Iraq are calling for a boycott of the country's January elections to protest the assault on Fallujah by U.S. and Iraqi troops.
The chief of the Association of Muslim Scholars (Harith al-Dhari) issued the call Tuesday -- one day after U.S. forces pushed into the mainly Sunni city.
Meanwhile, fighting raged across the rest of Iraq. Insurgents took control of Ramadi after U.S. troops withdrew from the city's center.
In Baghdad, interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi imposed an indefinite night-time curfew.
To the north, near Baquba, four militants were killed when they attacked two police stations. Further north, a car bomb near Kirkuk killed two construction workers while a mortar attack killed two American soldiers and a civilian in Mosul.