London, Dec 29 (ANI): Iraq has declared the liberation of the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a key victory against the jihadis and raised the national flag over its government complex.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the fighters, saying that they had killed hundreds of militants and ‘fulfilled the promise to defeat Daesh in Ramadi’ referring to ISIS group by its Arabic acronym.
French President François Hollande said the recapture of Ramadi has been the most important victory in the fight against ISIS.
US Secretary of State John Kerry praised the Iraqi forces’ ‘perseverance and courage’.
The assault has been led by members of Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism unit, who have taken the lead in battling the militants and circumventing the booby traps laid down by ISIS fighters throughout the city.(ANI)