Iraq state TV shows national flag raised in Ramadi centre
An Iraqi military vehicle drives in the city of Ramadi - REUTERS

BAGHDAD:  Video footage broadcast by Iraq’s state television on Monday showed soldiers raising the national flag atop a low-rise building said to be the main government complex in the western city of Ramadi.

A military spokesman said earlier in the day that Ramadi had been liberated from Islamic State militants, a day after the army declared the provincial capital captured in its first major victory over the Sunni Muslim Jihadist group.

Reuters could not independently authenticate the video.

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