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After 2 years of ISIS control, Iraqi army liberates Fallujah-Baghdad international highway

Iraqi security element setting up a road checkpoint. Archival photo.
Iraqi security element setting up a road checkpoint. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Fallujah Liberation Command on Monday confirmed that during the afternoon hours Iraqi security forces had liberated the international highway linking Fallujah to the capital city of Baghdad, allowing for the open passage of military convoys and troop reinforcements along the strategic route which had been under ISIS control for nearly two (2) years.

Fallujah Operations commander, Lieutenant General Abdel Wahab al-Saedi, issued a statement that, “This afternoon security forces liberated the international highway linking Fallujah to the capital city of Baghdad and opened it for the passage of military convoys and combat troops.”

Saedi added, “The international highway that links Fallujah with its districts of al-Naeimiyah and al-Karma was under ISIS control for the past two years and now it is completely secured and controlled by Iraqi security forces.”



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