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Warner: PMF Stay at The Outskirts of Fallujah, 4,000 Tribal Fighters Participate In Liberating Operations.

BAGHDAD / NINA / The spokesman for the international coalition Steve Warren said the popular mobilization forces will stay at the outskirts of Fallujah. Warren said in an interview with reporters, attended by the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "We will not carry out supportive strikes to the popular mobilization forces, and we do not have communications with them, and they will stay on the outskirts of Fallujah," noting: "The leaders of the popular mobilization forces said they will not enter Fallujah, and they will play an active role outside the city, and they have strong force." On the role of the coalition in the liberation of Fallujah, he said: "The international coalition aircraft targeted 30 locations to Daash in Fallujah since the start of Fallujah operations." He added: "The security forces moved toward Fallujah a distance of 5 km and will soon enter the city," pointing to the presence of four thousand of the sons of the Anbar tribes will participate in the processes of liberalization, and the popular mobilization forces will remain in the outskirts of Fallujah to support the Iraqi forces. About the period in which it takes for liberating process, the spokesman for the international coalition said: "We do not know how long it will take, and Daash resists with medium force in the city and uses shells and explosive devices to fight the security forces." He continued: "Daash of Anbar fought strongly and the battle to liberate the city took six months, while Daash in Rutba were cowards and wore women uniforms and fled, and we do not know what kind of Daash in Fallujah -the first or second-?." About Mosul, Warren said: "We have not forgotten Mosul and the air strikes to Daash sites are continuous, and we killed the organization's leaders and destroyed its weapons centers and factories." He pointed to the continuation of the coalition to target the group's leaders and its factories in the city," adding that "the Apache helicopters were demanded to participate in the battle to liberate Mosul from Daash," noting: "The battle to liberate the city of Fallujah does not need to use Apache and the international coalition is using F-15, A- 10 and B-52 bombers, to target the organization in Iraq, "./ end

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Publication:National Iraqi News Agency
Geographic Code:7IRAQ
Date:May 26, 2016
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