Iraqi Army Foils ISIL’s Attempt to Attack Key Region Near Fallujah, Destroys 450 Vehicles of Terrorists
The ISIL terrorists tried to assault Ameriya region in the Southern part of Fallujah city, but they were pushed back by the Iraqi army.
Ameriya region is located 23 kilometers to the South of Fallujah city.
On Sunday, the commander of the Iraqi Army’s Fallujah liberation operation declared the strategic Western city was fully liberated from ISIL terrorists.
The commander of the Fallujah liberation operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Sa’adi, told Iraqi state TV that the last remaining district held by ISIL in the city was retaken by the Iraqi security forces.
“We announce from this place in central Golan district that it has been cleared by the counter terrorism service and we announce the good news to the Iraqi people that the battle of Fallujah is now over,” he said.
Sa’adi further said at least 1,800 ISIL militants were killed in the Fallujah operation, adding that the operation “is done and the city is fully liberated”.
Military confrontations in Fallujah have been ongoing on for more than a week, as Iraqi army forces were making great strides against remaining ISIL terrorists in the city.
Fallujah, located some 65 km (42 miles) West of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, is one of the largest cities in Anbar Province, The city was in control of ISIL since 2014.