The Iraqi military and the militias recaptured a key city Karma from ISIL militants. Government troops have secured a first win in a long time, also seized power over the city of Fallujah a few days ago, said the representative of Iraq.
The city Karma is 16 km North-East of Fallujah is strategically important object. Now most of the territory East of Fallujah under the control of the government.
Iraqi government troops who support the Shiite militias, known as popular mobilization unit under the leadership of the anti-ISIS coalition launched an offensive on Monday and recaptured the city of Fallujah, which lies 65 km (40 miles) West of Baghdad, from insurgents. Remains Mosul, one of two Iraqi cities under the control of the Sunni terror group.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sent a statement on Facebook, congratulating the people of Iraq for the "liberation of al-Karma" and ordered troops to protect the civilian population.
"We all came together to to liberate Fallujah and to save his people from terror," wrote the Prime Minister in Facebook.
During the preparation of the seizure, the United Nations has declared that is afraid for 50 thousand civilians trapped in Fallujah, who are exposed to extraordinary risks.
"We receive alarming reports of civilians trapped in Fallujah, who are desperately trying to escape to a safe place, but I can't," said the humanitarian coordinator for Iraq. The government of Iraq distributed leaflets and encouraged residents to escape through "safe corridors" established by the military outside the city, or hang out white flags on their houses, if they are trapped. About 800 people managed to escape to a safe place, the statement said. Some walked for hours over dangerous terrain to reach camps in al-Fallujah, located 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the South.
Recall that in January 2014, the ISIL terrorists came to the city of al-Fallujah and took him under his control.
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