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Iraq Wants To Keep Momentum Going And Take Back Fallujah

Securing Fallujah could put forces in a better position to retake the city of Mosul — Iraq's second largest city that is still under ISIS control.

By Katie Link | May 22, 2016

Iraq's prime minister announced late Sunday that military forces are working to retake the ISIS-held city of Fallujah.

In a message shared on state TV, he reportedly instructed residents to leave the city before the operation and said security forces would ensure a safe passage.

The city of Fallujah, which is located about 40 miles west of Baghdad, has been under ISIS control since January 2014. 

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The announcement comes on the heels of other successful missions. Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led air support, recently regained territories in the Anbar province.

Securing Fallujah could put forces in a better position to retake the city of Mosul — Iraq's second largest city that is still under ISIS control.

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