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    The Iraqi Army is continuing to advance in the fight against Daesh terrorists in the city of Fallujah despite attacks by suicide bombers and mine-laden vehicles, Iraqi Armed Forces spokesman Yahya Rasul told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – Last week, Iraqi military and Shiite militia with the support of the international coalition have launched the military operation to liberate the city 40 miles west of Baghdad. On Sunday, according to reports, these forces took control of almost all entrances to Fallujah.

    “In the next few hours you will see the positive results of the operation of our counter-terrorism units and SWAT teams, as well as our federal police,” Rasul said.

    Since 2014, Iraqi city of Fallujah has been controlled by Daesh terrorist group. Before the war, the city was one of the country's biggest with population of 350,000 people.

    On Monday, Fallujah city sources told Sputnik that the Iraqi military continues to move through the city of Fallujah and was able to block Daesh militants who were attempting to flee the city on boats along the Euphrates River.

    Shiite militia, fighting Daesh in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, has discovered network of the tunnels used by extremists in the suburbs of the city, the al-Hashd al-Shaabi group told RIA Novosti on Monday.


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