Iraqi Army Free Ramadi From ISIS, Iraq PM Vows ISIS Eradication In 2016

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In their first and biggest win over ISIS since its resurgence, Iraqi troops freed the Iraqi city of Ramadi from ISIS troops on Monday 28th December. The city was captured by ISIS militants early in 2015. The army began their operation to liberate Ramadi on 22nd December and after a week of continued struggle, Iraqi troops finally flew the national flag over the government complex at the centre of the city.

A member of the Iraqi security forces gestures at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
A member of the Iraqi security forces gestures at a government complex in the city of Ramadi, December 28, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A visibly triumphant Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi announced that, “2016 will be the year of the big and final victory, when Daesh’s presence in Iraq will be terminated. We are coming to liberate Mosul and it will be the fatal and final blow to Daesh.” Mosul is the 2nd largest city of Iraq and lies between Ramadi and Baghdad. Winning back Ramadi gives Iraqi troops significant strategic advantage over ISIS.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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