Spokesman: Volunteer Forces Cut ISIL’s Supply Routes in Fallujah
“The initial stage of operations for winning back the city of Fallujah (in al-Anbar province) has resulted in cutting off the most important supply routes to the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in the city,” al-Nouri told FNA on Saturday.
He noted that the Iraqi volunteer forces backed by the army are engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists in the surrounding areas of Fallujah city
“The Iraqi volunteer forces are now in the Northwestern parts of Fallujah after seizing back many strategic regions of the city,” Al-Nouri said.
On July 13, the Iraqi forces made gains in different parts of Fallujah and broke ISIL’s front line by cutting Fallujah-Karama line of supply.
The Iraqi army and volunteer forces took back several areas in Fallujah city from ISIL control after breaking the siege of the Takfiri terrorists.
The army seized back al-Bu Hamud al-Aziz, al-Davieh al-Gharbieh and al-Mouleheh areas in the Northern parts of Fallujah.
Fallujah, 69 kilometers West of Baghdad, has been under the ISIL control since last summer. It has been besieged by the Iraqi Army.
The ISIL seized control of Ramadi in mid-May, sending Iraqi forces racing out of the city in a major loss.
A day after the ISIL’s advance on Ramadi, Iraqi Prime Minister Heider al-Abadi ordered forces not to abandon their positions across Anbar. There were fears the extremists could capture the entire vast Sunni province, which saw intense fighting after the 2003 US-led invasion of the country.