Iraqi army, police and tribal forces have succeeded in liberating a town in Iraq’s western Anbar province from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), where the group has a strong presence, on Sunday.

In a statement, a government spokesman said “dozens” of fighters from the extremist organization had been killed in the operation to take back the town of Al-Wafa, which lies some 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of the provincial capital Ramadi.

ISIS seized the town on December 13, also taking control of a major highway connected to it. An official from Al-Wafa said this highway had also been retaken as part of the operation. […]