Iraqi PM announces outset of operation to free Fallujah from IS

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Published on: 24 May 2016 2:57 AM GMT
Iraqi PM announces outset of operation to free Fallujah from IS
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Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took to live television on Monday to announce the beginning of an operation for recapturing the city of Fallujah – the Iraqi province of Al Anbar – from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“The security forces of Iraq would provide safe passage for civilians to leave the province during the operation,” said Abadi speaking on Iraqi state television from Military’s Joint Operations Command in Baghdad.

“I am calling for the citizens of Fallujah to leave their areas, heading towards safe corridors,” said military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul on national television.

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