CAIRO (Sputnik) – According to Baghdad’s command operations, “the so-called head of Fallujah, known as Haji Hamsa, and several of his aides were killed.”
“Moreover, Daesh commander Abu Amir Ansari was killed, and his aides were injured in the region of Albu Shajal,” the bureau said.
Simultaneously, the Iraqi armed forces issued a warning to the city’s civilian population to flee the city as soldiers prepared an operation to reclaim Fallujah.
Fallujah, in the western Anbar province, has been under Daesh's control since 2014. Reports emerged recently that militants of the terrorist group began killing residents attempting to leave the city.