Iraqi forces have raised the country's flag above the recaptured government compound in the city of Ramadi.
"The city of Ramadi was liberated, the Iraqi Armed Forces have raised the Iraqi flag above the government compound in Anbar. With the help of Allah, we will liberate the rest occupied cities," a statement obtained by Sputnik said.
Last week, 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.
The Iraqi Armed Forces may make advances against Daesh in the province of Ninawa after liberating the province of Anbar, Iraqi Army spokesman Rasul Abdallah told Sputnik on Monday.
"The province of Ninawa may become the next stop for the Iraqi Armed Forces, which are ready for this goal," Abdallah said.