"The army managed to regain control of the city. We began work on the reconstruction of Ramadi's infrastructure, including roads and bridges," al-Ghanemi said.
In addition, efforts are being made to clear the city of mines and bombs, according to him.
At the time of the interview, the Iraqi Army was conducting an active offensive against Daesh in Anbar province. The troops had earlier launched a major advance on the terrorists to win back the city of Fallujah, located 42 miles west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. It is known to be one of the largest cities in Anbar province.
As for Ramadi, the Iraqi military said on December 28, 2015 that they were in full control of the city, but the governor of Anbar province, Suhaib Rawwi, and US Secretary of State John Kerry later said that Ramadi had not yet been fully recaptured.
Since 2014, vast territories in Iraq and neighboring Syria have been occupied by the group, which proclaimed a caliphate on the land under its control.
Daesh, which has been condemned as a terrorist organization by many countries, including Russia, has carried out numerous terror attacks and committed many human rights atrocities in Iraq and Syria.