28 Jun '16, 6pm

#SecDef praises Iraqi troops' success against #ISIL in #Fallujah #Iraq

#SecDef praises Iraqi troops' success against #ISIL in #Fallujah #Iraq

Iraqi soldiers practice their sitting firing position earlier this month at Camp Taji, Iraq. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has priased Iraqi security forces for their work in liberating the city of Fallujah from ISIL. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jessica Hurst) WASHINGTON,(June 27, 2016) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi people for freeing the city of Fallujah from the grip of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The operation in Fallujah was a significant challenge for the Iraqi security forces and for the multinational coalition, and it won’t be the last, the secretary said in a statement . “The United States military and our coalition partners are proud to have supported the Iraqi security forces under the prime minister's command in this important operation,” Carter said, calling the operation “another miles...

Full article: http://www.centcom.mil/news/news-article/carter-hails-ira...

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