‘The battle for Fallujah is over,’ announces military rep

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Iraqi forces have fully liberated Fallujah city, recapturing the final remaining district on Sunday.

“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 Falluja is over,” Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab al-Saidi told state TV.

Iraqi forces entered the northwestern al-Julan neighbourhood, the final area under ISIS control, on Sunday.

Sunday’s victory ends a month-long campaign to liberate the city from Islamic State militants.

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