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Iraqi commander: Fallujah 'fully liberated' from IS

  • This image made from Associated Press video shows, Iraqi soldiers carrying an Iraqi flag to hoist on buildings after a senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants, in Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Video via AP)

    This image made from Associated Press video shows, Iraqi soldiers carrying an Iraqi flag to hoist on buildings after a senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants, in Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Video via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This image made from Associated Press video shows, Iraqi troop carry an Iraqi flags on their tanks after a senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants, in Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Video via AP)

    This image made from Associated Press video shows, Iraqi troop carry an Iraqi flags on their tanks after a senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants, in Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Video via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This image made from Associated Press video shows, Iraqi soldiers enter a building in Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, June 26, 2016. A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation. (AP Video via AP)

    This image made from Associated Press video shows, Iraqi soldiers enter a building in Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, June 26, 2016. A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation. (AP Video via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A senior Iraqi commander has declared the city of Fallujah "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants after a more than monthlong military operation.

The head of the counterterrorism forces in the operation, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahad al-Saadi, told The Associated Press that on Sunday his troops entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, which was the last area still under IS control.

Al-Saadi says the operation, which began late May, "is done and the city is fully liberated."

Fallujah has been under the control of Islamic State militants since January 2014.