Sunday, June 26, 2016

Senior Iraqi Commander Claims To Have Completely Liberated Fallujah

Reuters: Iraqi commander declares defeat of Islamic State in Falluja

Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete after nearly five weeks of fighting.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory in Falluja more than a week ago, but clashes continued inside the city west of Baghdad, including in its central Golan district.

The assault is part of a wider offensive by Iraqi forces against Islamic State which seized swathes of territory in the country in 2014. A U.S.-led coalition has been supporting the offensive, mostly in the form of air strikes.

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More News On The Liberation Of Fallujah

Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from IS -- AP
Iraqi army declares Fallujah 'fully liberated' from Islamic State -- The Telegraph
Iraqi Official: Fallujah 'Fully Liberated' -- VOA
Fallujah declared 'fully liberated' from Isis by senior Iraqi army commander -- The Independent
Iraqi forces say Fallujah 'fully liberated' -- DW
Fallujah ‘fully liberated, battle over’ - commander of anti-ISIS op in Iraq -- RT
Iraqi army claims liberation of Fallujah from ISIL -- Al Jazeera
‘The battle for Fallujah is over,’ announces military rep -- RUDAW

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