TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi army has captured a large number of ISIL terrorists who were disguising as ordinary people and hiding among civilian refugees to flee from the city of Fallujah, a senior commander announced on Sunday.
"Our forces have taken 543 ISIL terrorists who were trying to flee Fallujah under the cover of refugees," Deputy Commander of Fallujah Liberation Operations Major General Hadi Razich said.
He reiterated that the captured people are notorious for numerous crimes they have committed so far.
Earlier on Sunday, the Iraqi government troops continued their advances in the Southern part of the city of Fallujah, and seized back two strategic regions after heavy clashes with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
"Al-Falahat and al-Sabihat region in the Southern part of Fallujah city are now under the control of our forces," Anbar Operations' Commander announced.
Meantime, the commander of Iraqi Federal Police Major General Raed Shaker Judat said that a dozen ISIL terrorists were killed in the clashes over al-Falahat and al-Sabihat regions.
The military vehicles of the terrorists were also destroyed in the army's offensive.
On Saturday, military sources announced that the Iraqi army and tribal forces have started fresh operations to win back two strategic regions in the Western part of the city of Fallujah.