JNN 25 May 2016 Damascus : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi early Monday announced the launching of a military operation to recapture the Islamic State (IS)-held city of Fallujah.
“Zero hour for the liberation of Fallujah has arrived,” he said on his official Twitter account.
After which Iraqi army continued to advance against the ISIL in Fallujah in Anbar province,
Iraqi soldiers killed 36 Takfiri terrorists, including ISIL’s top commander Abu Amir Ansari, and his aides in Albu Shajal region.
Moreover, the so-called head of Fallujah, known as Haji Hamsa, and several of his aides were killed
during the army operation.
The Iraqi government deployed at least 20,000 troops to fight against the terrorists in the ISIL-held city of Fallujah.
The Iraqi army had called on residents of Fallujah to leave the city before the operations against the Takfiri terrorist group.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said “It is time to liberate the city of Fallujah,” the Iraqi PM .
He added that all kinds of the armed forces are involved in the operation, as well as several groups allied to Baghdad.
Fallujah has been under ISIL control since 2014.