Fallujah fully liberated from Daesh forces
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Baghdad, June 26, IRNA -- Iraqi spokesman of the commander of Fallujah operation said on Sunday that the city has been fully liberated from Daesh terrorists.
Brigadier Yahya Rasoul said that anti-terrorism forces, the Iraqi Police, Army, support units, including the artillery and air forces, as well as Popular Mobilization Forces (al-Hashd al-Shaabi) managed to fully liberate Fallujah from occupation of Daesh.
He congratulated the Iraqi nation, armed forces, al-Hashd al-Shaabi and all those who contributed to this achievement.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on June 17 that the Iraqi military liberated Fallujah, but, said that only a few suburban areas of the city still remained under control of Daesh terrorists.
With the liberation of two areas as the last shelters of Daesh forces in northern Fallujah, the city was fully liberated on Sunday.
Fallujah liberation operation began on May 23.
Fallujah, the second-largest city of al-Anbar province 50 km west of Baghdad, has been the main strategic base of Daesh over the past 13 years, many terrorist operations against the Iraqi capital were designed and carried out from Fallujah.
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