A military official: rapid progress in Falluja, exposing the weaknesses of defenses militants Daash
Fallujah has always been a stronghold of thefeelings of anti-government since the fall of Saddam 's regime in 2003. That 's why the Iraqi forces faced a hard time breach defenses Daash , although the result is a victory is certain, where pierced the difficult episode troops easily applied and speed , despite the continuation of the fighting so far.
in the twenty - third of last May , Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi announced the start of Fallujah operation, as in previous campaigns Iraqi forces began work on clearing areas first surrounding the city , such as thevine , which was liberated on May 23.
during the seven days of the gold band began its offensive on the southern part of Fallujah, after and during the 17 days the band was the center of town for the emancipation of the government complex. Although the northern part of the city was still under the control of Daash, it was so amazing progress in less than amonth.
The previous effort to liberate the city of Ramadi more clash where he started on the second of August , Iraqi forces and it took two months to get to the city center has not been announced for the liberation of the city until the beginning in February 2016, there are Iraqi forces went through a lot of small towns surrounding thecity before they can attack on the big areas where.
he was expected to repeat the experiment in Fallujah because of the length of the stay Daash which is given enough time to plant landmines and build bunkers, tunnels and so on but things went much easier.
part of the reason is the evolution of the Iraqi forces and tactics to attack the city centers, where the forces mastered how to support their wings during driven on the streets by using bulldozers to build berms to protect themselves from car bombs.
he said the process captain Abdul Wahab al - Saadi said troops Iraq was able to eject Daash fighters from their hideouts to be subjected to air strikes, at the same time it seems that the defenses of the extremists were not as strong as is the case in previous battles.
he said a sergeant major of the golden band not having a lot of booby - trapped houses in Fallujah as they were in gray, and this explains pace of forces inside the city.
stays in front of the Iraqi forces much of the fighting where still the northern part of Fallujah under the control of Daash, but the speed of progress suggest that the restoration of the rest of the city will be quick , as happened in the southern part. This
is an amazing victory for Baghdad and a humiliating defeat for Daash. Next big issue is how to rebuild the city at a time when the Iraqi government does not have the money to do anything in addition to the restoration ofbasic services.
The Iraqi military commander said Iraqi forces are progressing, with the support of the United States, toward a stronghold of extremists in the western regions of Fallujah where he is expected to be the last attack to restore the city in that region.
he announced Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi, last Friday, to achieve victory in the city after Iraqi forces had reached the city center, but one of the officials in the international coalition said Sunday that Iraqi forces captured yet half the city only.
and entered Fallujah operation Monday its fourth week, the fighting has forced more than 85 thousand people to flee to government camps. Iraqi forces are still exposed to shootings and suicide bombings, mortar attacks and faces the gunmen north of a road that runs through the city.
He said the process captain Abdul Wahab al - Saadi, from the interim leadership site south of Fallujah, said that units of the armed police with heavy weapons is pressing toward the Golan area northwest of the city , " the largest effort focused now on the western axis, if fighters collapsed Daash there and went our troops to the Golan will hear more from shooting inside Fallujah. "
He added that the strength of the anti - terrorism fighting a group Daash in the neighborhood officers have been air strikes the coalition Sunday killed 50 militants there , while the killing of at least about 15 others during clashes.
army troops moving north from the police district has not yet north of the city Aljughaifi intervention area, while advancing units of the Baghdad operations command , the military district in the east.
He said al - Saadi said that the fight will end soon and that most of the militants, including a few hundred foreign fighters, have been killed or captured as they tried to escape with civilians, while cited only six of counter - terrorism forces.
in Fallujah, torn apart by violence and fighting between al - Qaida and the Americans and then with the Iraqi forces, it is difficult to ascertain the extent of the damage caused by the recent fighting. However it seems that the recent round of fighting has claimed the lives of the few compared to previous campaigns , including the Battle of Ramadi restore six months ago.
And incurred Fallujah less air strikes, and the rapid progress of Iraqi forces into the city center over the past week suggests that Daash been cultivated a lot of explosive roads .
the team Saadi estimated infrastructure damage at less than five percent. Have not been searching houses for explosives , so far , a process likely to delay the return of displaced persons.
The government troops on Monday that the main hospital - the insurgent stronghold besieged troops the day before - had burned part of it is free of the traps was not harboring suicide bombers , as was expected. Police also found during the inspection of the hospital the body of an unidentified and buried the body of a Daash fighters.