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Military offensive in iraq: army launches assault on is stronghold

Iraqi forces say they are advancing into the center of Fallujah. The Islamic State had captured the city more than two years ago.

Skirmishes with jihadists: an Iraqi army soldier near Fallujah on Sunday Photo: reuters

The Iraqi military has begun storming the IS stronghold of Fallujah, according to official figures. The army launched the corresponding operation on Monday, said an officer not far from the front line. According to its own information, it is already advancing toward the city center. Four key areas around the city have already been liberated from the rule of the Islamic State terrorist militia, a spokesman said. In addition, several villages around the city were captured on Monday, he added.

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