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Iraqi force flush out ISIL from Falluja

Iraqi force flush out ISIL from Falluja

Iraq

Iraqi forces have recaptured the last district of Falluja held by militants from the self-styled Islamic State movement as the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete.
 
The prime minister claimed victory over a week ago but clashes then continued inside the city west of Baghdad.
 
The militants seized Falluja in January 2014.
 
The assault is part of a wider offensive against ISIL.
 
At least 1,800 fighters from the extremist group were killed in the five-week campaign to retake the city, according to the government.
 
The operation’s success gives fresh momentum to Iraqi forces seeking to retake Mosul – ISIL’s effective capital in Iraq and the largest city in its self-proclaimed caliphate.
 
The Iraqi military says it’s now working to dismantle bombs and booby-trapped houses, while pursuing fighters who’ve slipped out of the city.
 
As well as weapons ISIL flags have also been found – now paraded upside down by Iraqi soldiers.
Euronews