Iraqi Armed Forces storm key town in west Fallujah

An Iraqi army tank is pictured during a military operation toward the town of Hit, in west of Ramadi, March 8, 2016. Picture taken March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer        - RTS9Y53

The Iraqi Army – backed by the Federal Police forces and Hashd Al-Sha’abi – launched a new assault at the key town of Al-Saqlawiyah on Tuesday, striking the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) inside the Shuhada District. Following a short battle, the Iraqi Armed Forces liberated the entire Shuhada District from the Islamic State militants that were entrenched inside this imperative sector of Al-Saqlawiyah. Currently, the Iraqi Armed Forces are pushing eastward inside Al-Saqlawiyah, killing several Islamic State militants in the process of their advance along the strategic International Highway. Al-Saqlawiyah is located along the International Highway that flows through Fallujah; if captured, they will be within striking distance of the aforementioned city’s western flank.

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