Last updated: 17 June, 2016

Iraqi prime minister says only small pockets of IS remain in Fallujah

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday said the security forces had retaken most of Fallujah from the Islamic State group and that only small pockets of jihadists remained.

“We promised you the liberation of Fallujah and we retook it. Our security forces control the city except for small pockets that need to be cleared within the coming hours,” he said in a brief address on state television.