Iraq launches assault on jihadi stronghold Fallujah

Iraqi armed forces and allied militia were on Monday night fighting to reach the gates of Fallujah, the first major attempt to recapture a city in the largely Sunni province of Anbar since most of it fell to Isil last year.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s government is trying to reverse gains by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after it seized the capital Ramadi in May.

Despite Baghdad’s promises that its armed forces would swiftly recapture Ramadi, Shia militia operating alongside government forces and far more numerous and powerful than them told The Telegraph last month that an attack on Fallujah, a long-established seat of militancy, was the priority.

I am mighty curious to see how this unfolds.

  • Minicapt

    I prefer rounds that don’t bend in the middle.