Iraqi government expedites Fallujah IDPs home return process

A camp sheltering Fallujah IDPs. File Photo.
A camp sheltering Fallujah IDPs. File Photo.

( ANBAR – The Iraqi government on Thursday announced that it has decided to secure the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Fallujah to their respective homes in the city.

In a release issued to the media, the Iraqi Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili said, “In the latest session, the council of ministers have decided to restore the necessary services in Fallujah and paving a safe passage for the return of IDPs to their respective homes.”

“The council has decided to secure the return of IDPs of Karma town in Fallujah at the earliest and will see that the rest of IDPs return to the city by August later this year,” Jumaili further added.

It may be mentioned here that over 1.5 million Iraqis from different areas in southern Iraqi provinces are currently living in the Kurdistan Region.

Fallujah in Anbar province fell into ISIS grip in 2014 and as a result of this tens of residents became homeless. The operation to liberate Fallujah began on May 23 earlier this year and the government declared of gaining complete control over it on June 26.

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