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Iraqi Army Regains Control Over Ramadi's Gov't Compound

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Iraqi security forces - Sputnik International
The Iraqi armed forces managed to retake control over the government compound in Ramadi, previously used by the ISIL, also known as Daesh, as a headquarters, according to local media.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Iraqi military managed to retake control over a government compound in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi, media reported on Sunday.

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rural Husayba al-Sharkiya area, east of Anbar province's capital Ramadi, as they undertake military operations to attack Islamic State (IS) group positions on December 20, 2015. - Sputnik International
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According to CNN, citing Iraqi army Col. Mohammed Ibrahim, the government compound, previously used by the ISIL, also known as Daesh, as a headquarters, is "under full control" of the country's military forces with Daesh militants either fled or killed.

The Iraqi government reportedly plan to hold an official flag-raising ceremony at the recaptured government compound on Monday, hoping to completely retake the city in the next several days.

On Tuesday, the Iraqi armed forces began an operation to liberate the center of Ramadi from Daesh extremists, who have occupied the city since May. According to Iraqi intelligence, around 250 to 300 radical Islamist militants had been holding central districts of the city.

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