Over 2,500 ISIS Troops Killed by Iraqi Forces in Fallujah, Baghdad

With support from the US-led coalition, Iraqi special forces took control of al-Shurta and al-Jughaifi.

Published21 Jun 2016, 04:04 PM IST
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  • Iraq’s government forces on Tuesday dislodged the Islamic State group from two northern neighbourhoods of Fallujah as an Iraqi military commander claimed the month-long offensive to recapture the city had left 2,500 ISIS militants dead.

  • The announcement comes just days after the government had declared the liberation of Fallujah, the last bastion of the Islamic State group in the sprawling western Anbar province. With aerial support from the US-led coalition, Iraqi special forces took control of the neighbourhoods of al-Shurta and al-Jughaifi.

  • On Friday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory after special forces entered the city center, capturing government buildings and the central hospital. Iraqi commanders said 80 percent of the city was under their control. Iraqi troops have not disclosed their losses in Fallujah, though the Islamic State group claims to have killed dozens.

(With agency inputs)

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