VIDEO: High Resolution Footage of ISIS Terrorists Escaping Fallujah
“The Iraqi air force targeted several ISIL /ISIS/ Daesh convoys in Ameriya region in Fallujah in successful operations and inflicted very heavy damages on them by destroying their military equipment,” a statement by the defense ministry said on Monday after releasing the footage taken by fighter jets and drones.
The statement added that the Iraqi warplanes chased the fleeing ISIL members and killed tens of them.
The footages taken by the warplanes and drones enjoy high resolution and show the structure of convoys and even faces of the ISIL militants despite their attempts to hide in different places.
Fallujah, located some 42 miles west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, is one of the largest cities in the Anbar province. ISIL has been in control of the city since 2014.
The Iraqi Army and its allies, including popular forces of Hashd al-Sha’abi launched the offensive to retake Fallujah on May 22.
In a relevant development on Sunday, Iraqi Federal Police Command announced dismantling a large laboratory for booby trapped-vehicles and manufacturing of explosives in Central Fallujah.
“The Iraqi security forces discovered a large laboratory for booby-trapped vehicles and explosives’ manufacturing at Nezal in Central Fallujah during the search operations carried out in the liberated areas.” the Federal Police Chief Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat said.
The laboratory contained tons of explosives, he added.
“The booby-trapping laboratory that was found in Nezal was completely dismantled, while tons of explosives and detonators were found inside it were transferred out of the area,” Jawdat concluded.
Also, the Iraqi security forces secured the release of over 16,000 residents of Fallujah from the captivity of Takfiri terrorists after full liberation of the city in Anbar province in Western Iraq.
“The security forces have released 16,600 citizens of Fallujah after purging the city of ISIL terrorists,” the Arabic-language media outlets quoted unnamed Iraqi security sources as saying on Sunday.