Ameri outskirts of Fallujah: We will not get as long as the civilians BAGHDAD / Reuters
Fighters said in the popular crowd, they areplanning to storm Fallujah soon get out ofthem civilians , in retreat from previous statements in which they said they would leave that task to the Iraqi army. Hadi al -Amiri, said the commander of the Badr Organization , one of the leading factions of the popular crowd , "We will not get into the crowd of Fallujah as long as the families." When asked what would happen if the civilians managed to escape from the Sunni city , located 50 kilometers west of Baghdad , Al - Amiri said "certainly we will enter and purify the city from the evil of this cancerous gland does not prevent us one." And Fallujah was the first Iraqi city under the control of the organization Daash in January 2014, the second - largest city , which is still controlled by the organization after Mosul in the north. And through the years by politicians expressed concern that the presence of Shi'ite gunmen fighting alongside theIraqi army in the battle of Fallujah , the restoration may lead to sectarian violence. Amiri spoke to reporters during his tour in one of the battlefronts near Fallujah. He said last week that the Shiite militias will participate in the cordon operations and leave the storming of the city to the army. He said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi on the first of June that the attack , which aims to expel militants from Fallujah Daash slowed down in order to protect civilians. The United Nations says about 50 thousand are trapped in the city without enough water or food or medical care. And Fallujah , a historical stronghold for armed operations against theAmerican occupation of Iraq and against the authorities led by Shiites, which took power after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
It will be Fallujah , the third major city in Iraq , the government regain control after Tikrit -msagt the head ofSaddam Hussein and Ramadi , capital of Anbar province in western country. He Abadi hoped to be in 2016 in the final victory and regain control of Mosul.
Political analysts said in Baghdad that the battle of Fallujah would be more difficult than the battles of Tikrit and Ramadi because of the city 's symbolic value to the militants but they can not retreat to other places due to the siege of the army and the crowd of popular area whole.