Baghdad, June 26, IRNA — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a message on Sunday vowed that his country’s armed forces will seize back the city of Mosul as they did with the city of Fallujah.
‘I vow the liberation of Daesh (the ISIS) stronghold of Mosul in the near future,’ al-Abadi said while calling on his people to celebrate the recapture of Fallujah city.
‘All Iraqis must celebrate the recapture of the strategic western city of Fallujah from Daesh terrorists,’ he added.
The Iraqi prime minister said that his countrys’s national flag would be raised in Mosul.
Iraqi spokesman of the commander of Fallujah operation said on Sunday that the city has been fully liberated from Daesh terrorists.
Brigadier Yahya Rasoul said that anti-terrorism forces, the Iraqi Police, Army, support units, including the artillery and air forces, as well as Popular Mobilization Forces (al-Hashd al-Shaabi) managed to fully liberate Fallujah from occupation of Daesh.
He congratulated the Iraqi nation, armed forces, al-Hashd al-Shaabi and all those who contributed to this achievement.
Al-Abadi announced on June 17 that the Iraqi military liberated Fallujah, but, said that only a few suburban areas of the city still remained under control of Daesh terrorists.
With the liberation of two areas as the last shelters of Daesh forces in northern Fallujah, the city was fully liberated on Sunday.
Fallujah liberation operation began on May 23.
Fallujah, the second-largest city of al-Anbar province 50 km west of Baghdad, has been the main strategic base of Daesh over the past 13 years, many terrorist operations against the Iraqi capital were designed and carried out from Fallujah.