Syria has congratulated the Iraqi people and government on winning back the strategic city of Fallujah in the Western province of al-Anbar.
” Syrian Arab Republic congratulates the brotherly Iraqi people, government and army over the victory and the liberation of Fallujah from the ISIS terrorist organization which poses a step in the process of eradicating this terrorist organization and its ilk in Iraq, Syria and the region,” a source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA on Saturday.
The source added that this great victory was achieved thanks to the sacrifices made by the Iraqi brave army and the popular crowd to end the brutal and barbaric practices of this criminal organization against people in Iraq.
The source stressed that Syria is convinced that the battle against terrorism is one on both sides of the two brotherly countries’ borders and confirms determination and complete readiness for higher forms of cooperation against all forms and types of Takfiri terrorism.
On Friday, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that Iraqi forces have retaken most of Fallujah from the ISIS, as clearing operations are under way to flush out the remaining terrorists in the city.