Iraqi Army says Ramadi fully liberated from Daesh

Published December 28th, 2015 - 12:33 GMT

The city of Ramadi has been liberated from Islamic State [Daesh] militants, the Iraqi army said on Tuesday.

"People of Iraq, we bring you news of the victory of the heroic army ... in plucking Ramadi from the claws of Daesh and liberating its neigbourhoods one after another," an army statement read out on state television said.

"The city of Ramadi has been liberated and the anti-terror troops in the armed forces have raised the Iraqi flag on the government complex in Ramadi," the statement added.

The fall of the city to the group in May was a serious blow to the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

By Kadham al-Attabi

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