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Iraqi forces retake terrorists' last stronghold in Ramadi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 27, IRNA -- Iraqi forces recaptured the last stronghold of Daesh terrorist group which was a former government compound in central Ramadi, in western Anbar province.

The Iraqi army fully recaptured the provincial capital of Ramadi from the ISIL Takfiri terrorists after months of battle.

The offensive to clear the city from the last Daesh stronghold began five days ago.

Also on Sunday, Iraqi army troops managed to secure eight districts of Ramadi, including al-Atash, al-Baker, Mo'allemin, al-Andalus and Hoz.

Iraqi forces have made huge gains in recent operations against Daesh terrorists in the embattled province of Anbar as they continue clean-up operations against Takfiri militants across the country.

Recapturing Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, would be one of the most significant victories for Iraq's armed forces since the Takfiris swept across a third of the country.

Ramadi will be the second main city to be retaken from Daesh militants. The Iraqi forces have also liberated the city of Tikrit in northern Iraq.

In its next offensive, the army plans to move to retake the northern city of Mosul.

Daesh militants occupied large swathes of Iraqi territories in 2014.

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