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Iraqi forces retake IS stronghold Falluja

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>> A cloud of smoke over Fallujah, Iraq declaring the former Islamic State stronghold full liberated. The battle over after nearly five weeks of fighting. The Prime Minister declared victory over a week ago, but conflict continued for several days. On Sunday, the government seized the last stronghold in the city west of Baghdad.
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Vowing to persist in recapturing more IS territory.>>
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> We won't stop after Fallujah, we will liberate Mosul whether they like it or not. That is the final word.>> More than 1,800 Islamic state fighters were killed in the operation which launched a month ago. The fight forced some 85,000 residents to flee to overcrowded camps.
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They are now free to return to their homes, or what's left of them. And the way is paved for the Iraqi government to march its military onto Mosul. Islamic State's de facto capital in the country.