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Iraqi army wins Karama town from Daesh

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 24, IRNA -- The Iraqi army and popular forces seized back the town of al-Karama to the East of the city of Fallujah in Anbar province in Western Iraq.

'The Iraqi security and volunteer forces (Hash al-Shaabi) managed to fully liberate al-Karama town located 13 kilometers to the East of Fallujah,' Commander of Fallujah operations Abdulwahab al-Saedi said on Tuesday morning.

Al-Karama is considered as an entrance gate to Fallujah and it is of strategic importance.

Earlier today, the Iraqi army backed by the volunteer forces started a new offensive to seize back two strategic towns near al-Karama.

'The army's 1st Brigade, backed by Baghdad operations command center and volunteer forces, started new operations in Northern al-Karama (53 kilometers to the East of al-Ramadi) to regain control of al-Maqala and al-Hamra towns,' al-Sumeria news quoted an Iraqi security source as saying, on the condition of anonymity.

The source noted that the Iraqi forces advanced in al-Maqala and al-Hamra towns and heavy clashes broke out between the government forces and the Daesh (ISIS) terrorists.

Late in April, the Iraqi army, backed by popular forces, purged a strategic district in the city of al-Karama in Western Anbar province of Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

The army units regained control of al-Roza district in Central al-Karama. Al-Roza was considered an important stronghold of the terrorists in al-Karama.

Iraq's popular forces besieged Daesh terrorists in a bazaar in Central al-Karama from four sides.

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