Iraqi PM, military announce Hawijah liberation from Daesh

 

 

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi armed forces have liberated the strategic town of Hawijah, ridding the Takfiri outfit of its last bastion in the northern part of the Arab state.

Speaking from the French capital, Paris on Thursday, Abadi said, “I announce the liberation of the city of Hawijah,” adding, “Only the outskirts remain to be recaptured.”

The premier described the latest gain as a “victory not just of Iraq but of the whole world.”

The announcement followed a statement by the Iraqi military, which said the center of Hawijah, located in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk Province, is back under government control.

 

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