June 2016: Victory in Falluja: ISIS Retreats
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of June 2016.
1. Novak Djokovic Completes Career Grand Slam 2. Peru Elects President 3. Extremists in Kazakhstan 4. Anaconda: NATO War Game 2016 5. Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension 6. June Terror Attack in France 7. Victory in Falluja 8. Rome Elects First Female Mayor 9. Olympic Athletes Bow Out Due to Zika 10. Columbia Cease-Fire 11. Brexit 12. Turkey and Israel Agree 13. Terror at Istanbul Airport
- Victory in Falluja: ISIS Retreats
- More than two years ago the militant group ISIS stormed into Falluja, Iraq and took over the city. Now after many months of fighting, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares a victory; the city is back in Iraqi control as of June 18, 2016. However, it will be at least 6 months before displaced families can return to their homes; the city faces a serious refugee crisis, with tens of thousands who fled Falluja as ISIS retreated. Right now special forces are clearing and screening, trying to rid the city of all ISIS members and sympathizers.
- Photo source: AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed