Iraqi Forces Liberate Neighborhood in Fallujah, Killing 42 Terrorists

Iraqi Forces Liberate Neighborhood in Fallujah, Killing 42 Terrorists

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi forces managed to recapture a neighborhood in southern Fallujah from Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in a massive operation, killing 42 militants, the commander of Fallujah Operation announced.

Iraq’s army troops, police and anti-terrorism forces retook al-Shuhada neighborhood, south of Fallujah, from Daesh terrorists, Major General Abdul al-Wahab al-Saadi was quoted as saying by Arabic-language Alsumariya TV network.

The commander added that the army is preparing to attack another neighborhood in the city, which is among the main strongholds of Daesh. 

The massive operation to liberate Fallujah is underway with the cooperation of Iraqi air force, volunteer forces known as Popular Mobilization Forces or Hashid al-Shaabi, as well as international coalition jet fighters.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency last week, the spokesman for the Iraqi voluntary forces said that they are ready to take action inside Fallujah if the army’s operation to cleanse the beleaguered city of Daesh terrorists takes too long and the clashes turn into a war of attrition.

Led by the elite counter-terrorism service (CTS), Iraq’s best trained and most seasoned fighting unit, the Iraqi army entered Fallujah on May 30 in a major offensive that began a week earlier.

In January 2014, Fallujah, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, became the first Iraqi city to fall under the control of the terrorists, six months before they declared a caliphate over territory seized in Iraq and Syria.

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