Iraq says IS ripped apart by air strikes as it fled Fallujah
Jun30

Iraq says IS ripped apart by air strikes as it fled Fallujah

Iraqi commanders said on Thursday (Jun 30) that Islamic State group fighters fleeing their once emblematic bastion of Fallujah had taken a heavy toll from strikes by both Iraqi and US-led coalition aircraft. They said at least 260 vehicles were destroyed and 150 militants killed in strikes that began late Tuesday as routed jihadists attempted to leave their last positions west of the city in huge convoys. “Our heroes in the...

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Air strikes kill 150 militants fleeing Fallujah
Jun30

Air strikes kill 150 militants fleeing Fallujah

Iraqi officers say air strikes destroy 260 IS vehicles, at least 150 militants fleeing Fallujah. Air strikes on jihadist fighters fleeing after their defeat in Fallujah have destroyed more than 260 vehicles and killed at least 150 militants, Iraqi officers said Thursday (June 30). The strikes began late Tuesday as hundreds of vehicles carrying weapons and ammunition attempted to leave the Islamic State group’s last positions...

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IS gone but some Fallujans shun return to ‘cursed city’
Jun29

IS gone but some Fallujans shun return to ‘cursed city’

When her five-year-old son asked her to kill him because he was too hungry, Umm Issam knew she would never come back to Fallujah if she was able to leave. On June 26, The Iraqi forces  wrapped up operations in Fallujah and declared the area free of militants of the Islamic State (IS) group after a month-long operation. The government said the destruction caused by the fighting was limited and vowed to do its utmost to allow the tens...

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Iraqi forces retake two Fallujah districts from Islamic State, push west
Jun21

Iraqi forces retake two Fallujah districts from Islamic State, push west

Iraq’s armed forces pressed on with their offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State on Tuesday (June 21), dislodging the militants from two eastern districts and pushing them back into a handful of northern and western neighborhoods. A military statement said the elite counter-terrorism forces took the northeastern Shurta police district while units from Baghdad operations command recaptured the Askari military...

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Battle for Fallujah: Photos of Iraqi forces inside former ISIS stronghold
Jun21

Battle for Fallujah: Photos of Iraqi forces inside former ISIS stronghold

                         

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