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Iraqi forces liberate two villages in southwest Fallujah

An Iraqi army tank is pictured during a military operation toward the town of Hit, in west of Ramadi, March 8, 2016. Picture taken March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer        - RTS9Y53
An Iraqi army tank is pictured during a military operation toward the town of Hit, in west of Ramadi, March 8, 2016. Picture taken March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer – RTS9Y53

The Iraqi Army, alongside the Federal Police and Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd Al-Sha’abi), liberated two villages in the southwestern countryside of Fallujah on Saturday afternoon. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, their armed forces liberated the villages of Al-Sabihat and Al-Falahat after a violent battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS). The aforementioned villages are reportedly located along the southern bank of the Euphrates River.

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