Iraqi army announces Hawijah liberation following two-phase operation

Iraqi army announces Hawijah liberation following two-phase operation
Thu Oct 5, 2017 10:11:36

The Iraqi military says it has liberated the strategic town of Hawijah, ridding the Takfiri outfit of its last bastion in the northern part of the Arab state.

PressTV-- In a statement issued early Saturday, the army said Hawijah, located in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk Province, and its surrounding areas were recaptured from Daesh following a weeks-long offensive.

With the capture of Hawija, one of the last ISIS strongholds 300 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, the only area that remains under control of Daesh is a stretch alongside Iraq’s western border with Syria.

The first phase of the operation to liberate Hawijah was launched on September 21.

On September 29, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had announced the start of the second phase of the offensive to liberate Hawijah from the grip of Daesh.

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