June 26, 2016

WINNING THE WoT:

Fallujah Regained By Iraqi Forces After Five Weeks Of Fighting Against Islamic State Militants (CLARK MINDOCK, 06/26/16, IB Times)

The Iraqi city, which has been controlled by ISIS for about 2 1/2 years, was claimed by Iraqi forces after five weeks of battle that resulted in 1,800 dead militants. Clearing operations in the city are still ongoing, NPR reported.

Lt. Gen. Abdel Wahab al-Saadi, the commander of the anti-ISIS forces, praised the victory on state television during the weekend,  just a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the city and said there was only relatively minor opposition left. The United States backed the Iraqi forces in efforts to push the terrorist group out.

Posted by at June 26, 2016 5:07 PM

  

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