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Iraq: Army liberates dozens of families in Ramadi as IS are pushed out 00:55

Iraq: Army liberates dozens of families in Ramadi as IS are pushed out

Iraq, Ramadi
January 13, 2016 at 19:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iraqi Armed Forces continued to drive out the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Ramadi on Wednesday. Consequently, dozens of families formerly under IS occupation were liberated and freed as Iraqi forces slowly make there way through the city continuing to dispel militant positions that are still present in the city.

General Ali Jasim commented on the recent victory by saying "The command of the eighth motorised infantry division succeeded in performing the mission and in two days liberated the agricultural College, the College Maarif and the southern outskirts of the city of Al-Sufi in the direction of Al-Sugary." He went on to say that "If Allah helps us, all the tasks scheduled in the coming days will be completed and we will finish the liberation of al-Anbar."

Thousands of refugees fled from Ramadi in May after IS forces captured the town and raised their flag over government buildings in the capital of Anbar province. Anti-IS coalition forces have pressed for advantage outside the city, securing several neighbourhoods on its outskirts. However, IS fighters continue to repel attacks on the city centre.

Iraq: Army liberates dozens of families in Ramadi as IS are pushed out 00:55
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Iraqi Armed Forces continued to drive out the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Ramadi on Wednesday. Consequently, dozens of families formerly under IS occupation were liberated and freed as Iraqi forces slowly make there way through the city continuing to dispel militant positions that are still present in the city.

General Ali Jasim commented on the recent victory by saying "The command of the eighth motorised infantry division succeeded in performing the mission and in two days liberated the agricultural College, the College Maarif and the southern outskirts of the city of Al-Sufi in the direction of Al-Sugary." He went on to say that "If Allah helps us, all the tasks scheduled in the coming days will be completed and we will finish the liberation of al-Anbar."

Thousands of refugees fled from Ramadi in May after IS forces captured the town and raised their flag over government buildings in the capital of Anbar province. Anti-IS coalition forces have pressed for advantage outside the city, securing several neighbourhoods on its outskirts. However, IS fighters continue to repel attacks on the city centre.