Iraqi Army, Popular Forces Retake Key Fallujah Dam from ISIS

Iraqi Army, Popular Forces Retake Key Fallujah Dam from ISIS
Wed Jun 15, 2016 20:18:44

Iraq’s joint military forces seized back the strategic Fallujah Dam in fierce clashes with the Takfiri terrorists and after killing nearly three dozen ISIS militants.

The Iraqi forces started their operations to take control of Fallujah Dam on Wednesday morning.

The Fallujah Dam is built on the Euphrates River in Anbar province in Western Iraq.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Iraqi government troops continued their advances in the Southern part of Fallujah city, and seized back more strategic regions after heavy clashes with the ISIS Takfiri terrorists, media reports said.

"The Iraqi army purged terrorists from al-Shafaq residential area in Southern Fallujah and after inflicting heavy losses on the ISIS terrorists hoisted the Iraqi flags over buildings there," the Arabic-language media outlets quoted informed military sources as saying.

The Iraqi army's Regiment 17, meantime, seized back al-Za'aneseh, al-Zayban and al-Atr villages in tough battle with the ISIS terrorists.

The Iraqi army also took full control of Abbas Jamil bridge and is now heading towards al-Hitaween region in Southeastern Fallujah.

Also, the Iraqi army's Regiment 15 recaptured the village of al-Nasr in Southern Mosul and is now moving towards the village of Salahiya.

On Sunday, the Iraqi government troops continued their advances in the Southern part of Fallujah, and seized back two strategic regions after heavy clashes with the ISIS Takfiri terrorists.

"Al-Falahat and al-Sabihat region in the Southern part of Fallujah city are now under the control of our forces," Anbar Operations' Commander announced on Sunday.

Meantime, the commander of Iraqi Federal Police Major General Raed Shaker Judat said that a dozen ISIS terrorists were killed in the clashes over al-Falahat and al-Sabihat regions.

The military vehicles of the terrorists were also destroyed in the army's offensive.

On Saturday, military sources announced that the Iraqi army and tribal forces have started fresh operations to win back two strategic regions in the Western part of the city of Fallujah.

"The Iraqi army's eighth battalion and air force kicked off fresh military operations to liberate Fallujah's Western parts," Commander of Anbar operations Esmayeel al-Mahlavi said.

He noted that the Iraqi tribal forces will help the army to conduct its large-scale operations in Western Fallujah, FNA reported.

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