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Iraqi Forces Launch Final Phase of Ramadi Liberation Operation

2 December 2015 13:59



Iraq’s army and popular forces are planning to start a large-scale joint operation to liberate Ramadi city from the control of the ISIL terrorists, intelligence sources said Wednesday.

The significant victories against the ISIL Takfiri militants in recent days and weeks and recapturing of several areas in Ramadi, have laid the ground for the pro-government forces to concentrate on a massive operation to regain the strategic city of Ramadi in Anbar province, sources said.

Iraqi security forces and volunteer fighters launched large-scale attacks against ISIL terrorists in Ramadi city, reports said on Tuesday.

The news comes a day after Iraq’s military command called on the local residents of Ramadi to leave some areas of the city in the earliest convenience as army troops and popular forces are gearing up for a large-scale offensive to liberate the strategic city from the control of the terrorists.

The broadcast asked Ramadi civilians to depart from the city’s Southern neighborhood of Humaira.

Also on Monday, a security source said Iraqi troops managed to retake Husaybah city, which lies seven kilometers (4.5 miles) East of Ramadi, from the ISIL terrorists.

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