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Foreign Ministry felicitates Iraqi gov't on liberation of Fallujah

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 19, IRNA -- Iran's Foreign Ministry congratulated the Iraqi people and government on taking full control of the strategic city of Fallujah in the Western province of al-Anbar.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari felicitated the Iraqi nation on the occasion of the victory by the army, popular and tribal forces against the Takfiri terrorists in Fallujah city.

He expressed the hope that the Iraqi government, backed by national unity and integrity among the country's political and social groups and streams, would gain more victories in its all-out war against terrorism and extremism.

On Friday, the Iraqi Police Chief declared full liberation of Fallujah after the two-year-long ISIL control over the strategic city.

Commander of Iraq's Federal Police Major General Raed Shaker Judat appeared on the country's national TV in an interview carried out at the center of Fallujah, declaring that the city has been completely purged of ISIL terrorists.

Meantime, Fallujah Liberation Operation Commander Abdol-Wahhab Saedi told the state-run TV that his forces are in control of the entire city and state buildings now.

Iraqi government troops continued their advances in the city of Fallujah on Friday by winning back new strategic regions. The police and security forces seized back al-Arsan and al-Nazal regions as well as the governor's building of Fallujah city earlier today. The ISIL terrorists had planted bombs in Fallujah governor's building.

The government forces also purged terrorists from the entire Western bank of the Euphrates River.

On Thursday, government troops restored security to newly-liberated district of Shuhada in Southern Fallujah after they made a significant advance in the battle against ISIL militants in Fallujah.

The victory by the Iraqi forces came as they continued their clashes with ISIL militants in al-Anbar.


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