Iraqi Military Says Liberation of Fallujah From Daesh to Take a Few Days

© AP Photo / Khalid MohammedIraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Friday, June 3, 2016
Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Friday, June 3, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The Iraqi military operation to liberate the city of Fallujah from Daesh will be finished in two to three days, militants are concentrated in one district of the city. an Iraqi General said Friday.

In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016 photo, smoke rises after an airstrike by a U.S.-led coalition warplane as Iraqi security forces advance their position during heavy fighting against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq - Sputnik International
Iraqi Forces Free Central Fallujah, Government Building From Daesh
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier in the day, local media reported that the Iraqi security forces took under their control the center of Fallujah.

"Daesh militants in Fallujah are now concentrated in the area of Dzulani in the north of the city. The operation may be completed during two to three days," the commander of the operation, Brig. Gen. Abdelwahab Saadi, said as quoted by the Sky News Arabia.

Saadi added there were not many civilians in the city.

Fallujah, located some 42 miles west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, is one of the largest cities in the Anbar province. The Daesh, outlawed in many countries including Russia, has been in control of the city since 2014.

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