Iraqi security forces. File photo.
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Tuesday that al-Halabsa and Albu Elwan west of Fallujah were liberated.
Mahalawi, in a statement, said, “The army forces and clan fighters managed to liberate al-Halabsa and Albu Elwan, west of Fallujah, from ISIS,” adding, “The security forces raised the Iraqi flags over [both] the old and new bridges of Fallujah.”
Adding further Mahalawi said, “The liberation came after killing tens of terrorists and destroying tens of booby-trapped vehicles by the Air Force as well as the international coalition.”