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Iraq’s 13 Hezbollahi Resistance Groups Lay Siege on Fallujah From 4 Directions

21 May 2016 12:36



Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi, the leader of Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a major Iraqi Shiite resistance movement fighting the ISIL, announced that over a dozen groups of volunteer forces have laid siege on the city of Fallujah from different directions.

“A sum of 13 volunteer groups are taking part in the operations to seize back Fallujah city and have laid siege on the ISIL from four different directions,” al-Kaabi said on Saturday.

He noted that the Hashd al-Shaabi security forces have established a security belt around al-Garmeh region and have asked the residents of Fallujah to leave the city very soon in a bid to allow them defeat the ISIL terrorists.

On Friday, the Iraqi volunteer forces Spokesman Karim al-Nouri disclosed that the massive military operation to win back Fallujah is very near, adding that they have already laid siege on the city in Anbar province from different directions.

“The Hashd al-Shaabi forces have besieged the terrorists in Fallujah city from four directions,” al-Nouri told FNA.

He, meantime, reiterated that supporters of the ISIL terrorist group have been spreading the lie that the Iraqi volunteer forces have not taken part in the military operations to seize back Fallujah, “but the whole operation is under Hashd al-Shaabi’s command”.

On Tuesday, Seyed Hashem al-Moussavi, the spokesman of Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a major Iraqi Shiite resistance movement fighting the ISIL, voiced his forces’ readiness to seize back the city of Fallujah and defeat the ISIL terrorist group there.

“The terrorist groups who have turned Fallujah into Qandahar will see the outcome of their crimes in the battlefield,” al-Moussavi told reporters.

He said Fallujah in Iraq is similar to Raqqa in Syria, and reiterated, “We will surely enter Fallujah and this trend is irreversible.”

Last Friday, a senior Iraqi tribal leader underlined that the ISIL has been badly weakened in Anbar province in Western Iraq, and the Takfiri terrorists’ leaders are fleeing towards Turkish borders.

“The artillery and missile attacks of the Iraqi army on ISIL’s military positions have forced the terrorists and their leaders to escape to the country’s borders with Turkey,” Al-Anbar tribal leader Sheikh Hamid al-Hayes told FNA.

He reiterated that the Iraqi joint forces continue their mop-up operations in Anbar province.

Sheikh al-Hayes said that the fugitive ISIL commanders have also taken their families to Turkey.

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