Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

May 29, 2016 10:37 AM

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Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

TARIQ CAMP, Iraq – Iraq's special forces have completed a troop buildup around Fallujah ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad.

Maj. Dhia Thamir, of the Special Forces Service, says the last battalion arrived at dawn Sunday at the sprawling Tariq Camp outside Fallujah. Thamir declined to comment on troop numbers or the timing of the expected assault.

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