Iraqi forces: small number of airstrikes slow Fallujah push

CAMP TARIQ- Iraqi forces say they are continuing to push into the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, having secured its outskirts. Iraqi officers said Thursday that the large number of civilians in the city was slowing down the military operation, because it means fewer airstrikes can be carried out. Brig. Haider al-Obeidi says “there were fewer civilians in Ramadi, therefore airstrikes are now less than during Ramadi operation.”

via ynetnews.com

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