The Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) are purging the terrorists from the remaining districts in the Northern part of the city of Fallujah in Anbar province in Western Iraq.
The Hashd al-Shaabi forces are cleaning the Northern part of Fallujah city of terrorists, but they are making progress at a slow pace because the ISIL has laid a large number of bombs and mines there.
The ISIL had planted hundreds of mines and bombs in the residential areas and public places of Fallujah city, which has slowed down the mop-up operations.
On Sunday, Iraqi Army’s Baghdad Operations Command announced the liberation of 40 more areas in Fallujah from the ISIL control, while the command reported deaths of over 500 ISIL members as the operation to restore security in the Western city continues.
“The joint security forces, during the liberation operations of Fallujah, managed to liberate 40 more areas from the ISIL control,” the spokesman for Baghdad Operations Command, Brigadier General Saad Moen, said in a press statement.
The spokesperson pointed out that the security forces killed “over 500 ISIL members during the battles, in addition to dismantling tens of explosive devices and booby-trapped vehicles”.
“Fallujah is now under the control of the security forces except few areas that will be liberated completely in the coming days,” General Saad Moen concluded.