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    Iraqi Sunni men presented as former jihadists fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) group who defected to join Iraq government forces take position in Amriyat al-Fallujah, in Iraq's Anbar province, on May 26, 2015.

    Iraqi Army Kills 36 Daesh Militants, Including Fallujah Leader

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    The Iraqi Army has killed 36 Daesh militants, including two commanders, one of whom headed the terrorist group in the city of Fallujah, the Iraqi Army’s information bureau told Sputnik on Monday.

    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.

    On Sunday, the Iraqi government deployed at least 20,000 troops to combat extremists in Daesh-held western city of Fallujah.

    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.

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