Over a week after Baghdad declared Fallujah liberated, the city is finally under the control of security forces. Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said there are some militants still fighting, but all the districts have been captured. According to security forces, about 1,800 militants were killed throughout the operation. Casualty figures for the security forces, however, have not been released. Authorities also estimated that about 30 percent of the city was destroyed in the operation. It is unclear when residents will be allowed to return.
The Kurdish Regional Government called on Iran and Turkey to cease bombing Kurdish territory in pursuit of Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K) guerrillas. The government also asked the P.K.K. to stop launching attacks on those neighboring counties from inside Kurdistan.
At least 93 were killed and 20 more were wounded:
In Baghdad, a bomb killed two people and wounded one more in Bayaa. One militiaman was killed and another four were wounded in a blast in Radwaniya. In Baladiyat, a bomb killed one person and wounded eight more.
Gunmen in Hardan killed one policeman and wounded two more.
Iranian artillery fire wounded five civilians in Haji Omeran and Sidaken.
In Abdul Hamid, a young man was shot dead.
A government official was shot dead in Kirkuk.
Thirty militants were killed during strikes on Baghdadi and Doulab.
Another 30 were killed in strikes south of Mosul.
In Qayara, airstrikes and security forces killed 25 militants.
A militant commander was killed in Fallujah.
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