The video shows Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces clearing the Duwajin area in Ramadi.

The Iraqi forces have also liberated the Juraishi area and the Juraishi-Albu Thiyab road in the northwestern sector of the city.

Although General’s of the Iraqi army had originally anticipated the full capture of Ramadi would take 72 hours, reports are emerging that the counter-terrorism forces are only hours away from liberating the whole city. This was an expected result as ISIS had only left between 250-300 fighters in the city. They did however provide stiff resistance.

This is the latest map to emerge from the battle in Ramadi from two hours ago.

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Sabah al-Numani, an Iraqi army spokesman stated: “Our forces are advancing toward the government complex in the center of Ramadi.” This follows on from an earlier Al-Masdar report stating that the Iraqi Army will focus on capturing government buildings in the city.

It is estimated that up to 200 U.S. special forces have been involved in this battle.

Ramadi would mark the first time any anti-ISIS forces in Syria or Iraq have recaptured a major city from the group.

So far, no Shi’ite militias have been used so ISIS cannot use the claim of sectarianism in Ramadi which is in the center of Iraq’s Sunni heartland.

Some ISIS news outlets have reported that the Iraqi forces are yet to enter the center of Ramadi.

 

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