VIDEO: Iraqi Army Recaptures Ramadi, Declares Victory over ISIS

Mon Dec 28, 2015 09:17:48

In a major victory in the battle against ISIS, the Iraqi Army has declared victory over ISIS after recapturing the city of Ramadi, capital of the Anbar province.

Iraqi Army forces regained control of a government complex Sunday in the city of Ramadi — seen as a decisive blow in the struggle to retake the city from ISIS in Iraq.

ISIS had held the strategic city, west of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, since May, when government forces left the city in what was seen as a major defeat, Reuters reports.

News of the military’s triumph on Sunday sparked celebrations in several cities, with state television showing people waving Iraqi flags and dancing in the streets.

“By controlling the complex this means that we have defeated them in Ramadi,” Sabah al-Numani, a military spokesman, told Reuters. “The next step is to clear pockets that could exist here or there in the city;” reported.


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