Iraqis Take Fallujah, Triggering Massive Refugee Crisis

Soumashree Sarkar - Author
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Jun. 19 2016, Updated 4:19 a.m. ET

Iraqis take Fallujah after almost a month of fighting to reclaim the town formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL, or ISIS.

The ancient mosque town of Fallujah, in Al Anbar province of Iraq, was one of the first towns to be occupied by the ISIS, in early 2014. The reclamation of Fallujah by the Iraq Security Forces comes as the culmination of a series of attacks on Islamic State bastions in the town, launched by the Iraqi government on May 23.

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