VIDEO: Fallujah-Ramadi Highway ,Adjacent Towns and Villages Liberated
Hadi al-Ameri commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, announced that the Fallujah-Ramadi highway has completely been purged of terrorists. “The Iraqi security and Hash al-Shaabi (popular forces) could liberate the highway during their efforts to retake al-Khalediya Island,” Ameri said on Saturday.
According to Iraqi senior commander, Bobali, Abu Obaid and al-Qartan villages and a number of towns adjacent to the highway have also been freed, he underlined that liberation of these villages and towns indicates the collapse of ISIS (Islamic State, ISIL, IS and Daesh)Fallujah and Ramadi.
The Iraqi popular forces, supported by the air force, could retake 3km of al-Khalediya Island (23km East of Ramadi) only hours after the start of operations to liberate the region on Saturday.
The attacks to free al-Khalediya Island in al-Anbar province from the ISIL terrorists are being led by al-Jazira and Badiya operations command center.
An army officer said on Saturday that the Iraqi forces entered al-Khalediya Island from al-Zouya region.