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Iraqi Gov’t Recovers Fallujah from Islamic State Control, Coalition Forces Continue Manbij Operations

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military in trainingIraqi troops have recovered control over the city of Fallujah from control of the Islamic State militant organization through the country’s security forces and the multinational coalition, DoD News reported Monday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, Pentagon spokesman, told reporters the coalition will continue to provide strikes, intelligence, advice and assistance to support the Iraqi government fighters that operate in Fallujah.

“The United States military and our coalition partners are proud to have supported the Iraqi security forces under the [Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s] command in this important operation,” said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

The report added the recovery of Fallujah builds on the victories in Rutba, Hit and Ramadi and other ongoing operations include clearing operations in the Euphrates River Valley as well as strategic operations to rid the Syrian city of Manbij from the militant forces.

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