According to Media sources, the Iraqi forces managed to capture Fallujah dam, which was taken by ISIL in early 2014, a high-ranking Iraqi police official confirmed.
Federal Police Captain Raed Shakir Jawdat stated that the Iraqi army troops and volunteer fighters had retaken the strategic water facility from ISIL insurgents following bloody clashes.
The media sources added that the Iraqi forces have also seized control of several villages on the outskirts of Fallujah, the largest city in Iraq’s western Anbar governorate, Jawdat added.
The Iraqi army operation to “liberate” Fallujah first began on May 23.
Located along the Euphrates River about 30 miles west of Baghdad, Fallujah is believed to be home to some 90,000 residents.