INSIDE Ramadi After Liberation by Iraqi Forces in VIDEO and PICTURES

Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:22:47

Video show Iraqi troops walk freely in an area previously under the control of ISIS Terrorist Group, as efforts to retake Ramadi continue.

LT. General Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi Commander of Anti-Terrorism Contingent, said: "God willing in the next few days. We don't want to fix an exact time for security reasons, but our troops will take over the entire city of Ramadi."

ISIS have left the government complex in Ramadi, the last stronghold of the terrorist in the Iraqi city, after days of fighting Iraqi special forces.

All ISIS fighters have reportedly retreated from the compound, raising hope that government forces will continue cleanup operation.

Recapturing Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, would be one of the most significant victories for Iraq's armed forces since ISIS swept across of the country in 2014.

Ramadi is the second main city retaken from ISIS after Tikrit, in April. Officials said it would be handed over to the local police and to a Sunni tribal force once secured.

After Ramadi, the army plans to move to retake the northern city of Mosul, the biggest population centre under ISIS control in Iraq and Syria.

Dislodging the terrorists from Mosul, which had a pre-war population close to two million, would effectively abolish their state structure in Iraq and deprive them of a major source of funding, which comes partly from oil and partly from fees and taxes on residents, Daily Mail reports.





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