Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Islamic State Halts The Iraqi Army At The Gates Of Falluja

Reuters: Fear for civilians as Islamic State halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja

Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields.

The Iraqi army's assault on Falluja has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State, with the government backed by world powers including the United States and Iran, and determined to win back the first major Iraqi city that fell to the group in 2014.

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More News On The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Fallujah

Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja -- BBC
Fallujah: Iraqi forces face tough ISIL resistance -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi Forces in Fallujah Face Islamic State Counterattacks -- WSJ
Heavy Clashes as Iraqi Forces Push Into IS-Held Fallujah -- AP
Iraqi forces intensify assault against ISIL in Fallujah -- Al Jazeera
Report: Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel ISIL attack -- USA Today
Iraqi Army Advances Against Daesh Despite Suicide Bombers' Attacks -- Sputnik
Isis in Fallujah: 'Human catastrophe' unfolding in city as civilians used as human shields for Iraqi assault -- Independent
ISIS ‘using civilians as human shields’ in Fallujah -- Al Arabiya
Some 3,700 Civilians Flee Fallujah Amid Iraqi Army Operation Against Daesh -- Sputnik
Residents fleeing Fallujah tell of 'horrific' ISIL rule -- Al Jazeera
'Human catastrophe' unfolding amid battle for Fallujah -- France 24

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