Iraqi forces have entered Fallujah under coalition air cover as a new phase begins to win back one of Islamic State’s key cities.

Troops backed by artillery and tanks went into the city from three directions, commanders told the AFP news agency.

“Iraqi forces entered Fallujah under air cover from the international coalition, the Iraqi air force and army aviation and supported by artillery and tanks,” Lieutenant General Abdelwahab al Saadi told AFP.

“Counter-terrorism service (CTS) forces, the Anbar police and the Iraqi army, at around 4am (0100 GMT), started moving into Fallujah from three directions.”

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source: skynews