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Iraqi security forces retake gas plant near Fallujah

6 June 2016 16:55



Iraqi security forces have retaken a gas plant located to the south of the strategic city of Fallujah, which is held by the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

A security source in Anbar province, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Monday that Iraq’s security forces have liberated Fallujah gas plant located south of the city.

The source added, “The security forces were able this morning to liberate Fallujah gas plant located in Shohada neighborhood south of the city.”

The source noted that the Iraqi forces “continue their advances to liberate the remaining areas of the city from the control of Daesh,” noting that “Daesh has suffered great losses of life and equipment.”

The gas plant in the al-Shuhada neighborhood in southern Fallujah was recaptured from the terrorists on Monday, Iraqi media reported.

The operation was part of a broader offensive, launched last month, by Iraqi government and volunteer forces to retake Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad.

Daesh overran Fallujah in the western province of Anbar in January 2014, six months before the terror group proceeded with its offensive, taking more areas in Iraq.

The military has set up safe corridors for the civilians to get out before forces enter the city.

However, the Daesh terrorists are trying to prevent people from leaving Fallujah, sometimes even shooting departing individuals to death.

Reports said Monday that the city’s southern edge has been secured.

Earlier, the head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, announced that 47 villages near Fallujah had been liberated.

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