International

Iraqi forces retake Islamic State holdout in Fallujah, declare battle over

Iraqi forces recaptured the last remaining district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Fallujah on Sunday and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory over Islamic State in Fallujah more than a week ago but fighting continued inside the city, including in the Golan district.

“We announce from this place in central Golan district that it has been cleaned by the counter terrorism service and we convey the good news to the Iraqi people that the battle of Fallujah is over,” Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Saidi told state TV.

At least 1,800 militants were killed in the operation to retake Fallujah, he said.

null
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Aug 10, 2020 5:59:48 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Iraqi-forces-retake-Islamic-State-holdout-in-Fallujah-declare-battle-over/article14403166.ece

Next Story