Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Saturday congratulated the Iraqi nation over liberation of the city of Fallujah from the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group.
In a message to his Iraqi counterpart Salim al-Jabouri, Larijani described the recapture of Fallujah as a great achievement, saying the honor has its roots in the national solidarity and unity in the Arab country and trust in God against extremist groups.
He further expressed the hope that peace and security would be established in a united Iraq in the near future.
On Friday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Fallujah has been liberated from control of Daesh.
“Fallujah has returned to the homeland. Our troops are in control of the city and have tightened their grip on its center,” Abadi said in a televised address.
Fallujah, around 50 kilometers west of the capital Baghdad, was the first Iraqi city to fall to Daesh in early 2014.