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20 ISIS members killed during battles in western Fallujah

Bodies of ISIS fighters left behind, following battles with Kurdish militants in Kobane, Syria. Archival photo.
Bodies of ISIS fighters left behind, following battles with Kurdish militants in Kobane, Syria. Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Fallujah Shield Brigade Command  announced on Thursday, that 20 ISIS members were killed during the liberation battles of the western axis of Fallujah, while pointed out that the security forces foiled a suicide attack launched by ISIS using three booby-trapped vehicles.

The commander of Fallujah Shield Brigade, Colonel Majid al-Mohamadi, said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, “This morning, joint forces carried out a military operation to liberate the remaining areas in the western axis of Fallujah, including the areas of al-Halabesa, al-Basateen and the banks of Euphrates River, while managed to kill 20 ISIS members and destroy four booby-trapped vehicles driven by suicide bombers.”

Mohamadi added, “The joint security forces managed to open three routes for the passage of tanks and armored vehicles from al-Falahat railway area and al-Halabesa orchards road in order to advance into the areas controlled by ISIS in western Fallujah, as well as evacuating 900 families and transferring them to Amiriyah vicinity.”


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