Iraqi Army, Popular Forces Preparing to Surround ISIL in Fallujah from 4 Directions
The Iraqi forces purged the terrorists from al-Fani district in Saqlavia region, Northwest of Fallujah, on Thursday and are now advancing towards the Center of Saqlavia.
Once the strategic region of Saqlavia is completely cleaned, the ISIL terrorists in Fallujah will be surrounded completely from four sides.
Iraqi army forces, backed by volunteer forces, launched the operation to liberate the strategic city of Fallujah from the control of the ISIL terrorists on Monday.
Iraqi officials said the offensive to retake the troubled city, located roughly 69 kilometers (43 miles) West of the capital, Baghdad, began on Monday night, and that government troopers together with volunteer fighters reached the gates of Fallujah.
The authorities said that Iraqi forces were in full control of the Western, Southern and Eastern areas leading to the city.
Ja’far Hussaini, a spokesman for pro-government Kata’ib Hezbollah forces, said his contingent has managed to wrest complete control of a Northern supply route.
Fallujah lies between Baghdad and Anbar’s provincial capital of Ramadi, which is under ISIL control. The city’s liberation will choke off the militants’ supply lines.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.