Iraqi Forces Enter Central Fallujah, Liberate Key Areas from ISIS

June 17, 2016 11:08 AM

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BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces advanced into the center of Fallujah on Friday, liberating key neighborhoods from ISIS and raising the national flag over a government building, according to officials.

Federal police commander General Ra'ed Shawkat told NBC News the forces faced little resistance because most of the ISIS militants had already fled to the north of the city.

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