Iraqi PM: Operation to free Falluja from ISIS starts

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Iraqi security forces

Hamdi Alkhshali and Jomana Karadsheh – May 22, 2016

(CNN)Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took to live television early Monday to announce the start of an operation to recapture the city of Falluja from ISIS.

Speaking on Iraqi state TV from the military’s Joint Operations Command in Baghdad, Abadi said Iraqi security forces would provide safe passage for civilians to leave the city during the operation.