The command of the Iraqi army announced the liberation of al-Jilan, the last remaining fortified position of insurgents «Islamic state in Fallujah. According to the commander of the operation Lieutenant General Abd al-Wahab al-Saud, during the fighting, eliminated 1,800 militants.
«I am in the heart of al-Jilan and to declare counter-terrorism operations. We are pleased to announce to the Iraqi people that the battle for Fallujah completed,» — said in a statement made by the commander for television of Iraq.
During the operation of the city left tens of thousands of residents. About 20,000 men were sent to special internment camps. The aim of this measure is to identify militants and their supporters. Reported about the detention of more than 2,000 suspects.
Human rights activists say that in the course of filtration gross human rights violations, in particular, remain detained for days without food and drink. To search for the suspects involved also were on the side of government forces Shiite militias subordinate to Tehran.
The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi, declared the liberation of Fallujah on 18 June. The command of the Western coalition have refuted this claim, saying that troops control about a third of the settlement. It cannot be excluded that a new application about the end of the operation would be premature.