Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Battle To Reclaim The Iraqi City Of Fallujah From The Islamic State Continues

The Telegraph: Fallujah dispatch: inch by inch they advance, sniper and booby traps at every turn

Fallujah was supposed to be empty. Most Islamic State fighters were reported to have all fled, but the elite troops that had been fighting in the Iraqi city for a month knew better than to take their enemy lightly.

Several hundred jihadists are still holed up in Fallujah, officers said, and they are mounting a desperate defence.

Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the city on Sunday, slowly tightening the noose around a fanatical core of Isil fighters determined to fight to the end.

Spearheaded by elite counterterrorism units known as the Golden Division, troops inched forward, slowed by sniper fire, suicide attacks and an urban landscape rigged with explosives.

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More News On The Battle For Fallujah

Iraqi troops clear Islamic State mines as battle for Fallujah continues -- FOX News/AP
ISIS fighting back in northern Fallujah -- RUDAW
Iraqi Forces Extend Control in Fallujah -- WSJ
Iraqi police say over 377 ISIS militants killed in Fallujah -- NRT
Iraqi Special Forces Announce Most of Fallujah Taken From IS -- VOA
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi reports center of Fallujah under government control -- Deutsche Welle
Iraqi Forces Hunt IS in Fallujah and Eye Mosul -- AFP
More than 80,000 civilians have escaped Fallujah in anti-ISIS fight, UN reports -- FOX News/AP
Exodus from Fallujah as thousands flee Isis in 'humanitarian disaster' -- International Business Times
Humanitarian crisis unfolds in Fallujah with Islamic State pushed out -- UPI
Iraq: Aid agencies inundated as thousands flee Fallujah -- Al Jazeera
Humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands flee Fallujah in Iraq -- DW

1 comment:

James said...

There are some very very bad things being done in Fallujah by the Shia militias that will have severe repercussions.