Exclusive VIDEO: Iraqi Forces Advance in Fallujah Operation, Kill ISIS Top Commander

Mon May 23, 2016 17:02:03

The Iraqi army in the first hours of its military operations against terrorists in Fallujah have continued to advance against ISIS militants to recapture the key town of Anbar province.

Iraqi soldiers killed 36 Takfiri terrorists, including ISIL's top commander Haji Hamsa and several of his aides in Albu Shajal region.

The Iraqi government deployed at least 20,000 troops to fight against the terrorists in the ISIS-held city of Fallujah.

The Iraqi army had called on residents of Fallujah to leave the city before the operations against the Takfiri terrorist group.

Iraqi forces on Monday began a military campaign to retake the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah in Anbar province.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the military operation to recapture the city.

"It is time to liberate the city of Fallujah," the Iraqi PM said.

He added that all kinds of the armed forces are involved in the operation, as well as several groups allied to Baghdad.

Fallujah has been under Daesh control since 2014, FNA reported.

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