Abadi’s office: security forces retake 48% of Iraqi territory

Dec 30, 2015

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, Prime Minister office’s spokesman Saad al-Hadithi stated, that the security forces were able to retake 48% of the Iraqi territory that was captured by the ISIS organization, while considered the liberalization of Ramadi in Anbar Province as a “strategic victory”.

Hadithi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This year, the Iraqi security forces were able to achieve a significant security progress, while liberated 48% of the territory that was seized by ISIS since June 2014.”

Hadithi added, “The security forces have achieved great victories in Salahuddin, Diyala and Ramadi,” pointing out that, “The liberation of Ramadi is a strategic victory, and it will contribute to the liberalization of the rest of the province’s areas from the ISIS.”

Earlier this week, Joint Operations Command announced the liberation of the city of Ramadi, while also raised the Iraqi flag over the government complex.