Last Tuesday, 9th February, Iraqi army announced complete liberation and control of Ramadi after over two months of bloodshed. Despite Iraqi army capturing the major government building back in December, ISIS retaliated by recapturing several districts of the city. The ensuing fight saw lives lost on both sides and finally the full occupation of the city is accomplished.
Now all ISIS outfits are trying to flee Ramadi to avoid getting captured. Some of the militants shaved facial hair and donned burqa to pose as women. They had hoped to avoid thorough scrutiny at the check-posts but at least 9 such militants were captured last week. Army is combing the city for remaining ISIS operatives who might be using the civilians as a shield. The operation was supported by airstrikes from US and other coalition countries. Iraqi Central Command announced, “Our forces have pushed Daesh (ISIS) militants out of the city’s outskirts. Ramadi is now under the full control of the army.”