ISIL militants are fighting back in Falluja.
Scores of ISIL fighters launched a counter-assault against Iraqi Army soldiers at dawn as they advanced through the southern part of the city.
Isis fighting back as Iraqi forces try to take centre of Falluja https://t.co/eRBptcdRIj— The Guardian (@guardian) May 31, 2016
The army has repelled the attack but there have been casualties, sources say.
The assault on Falluja
The Iraqi Army assault has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against ISIL.
Falluja was the first major Iraqi city to fall to the militant group in 2014 and the Iraqi government, backed by world powers including the US and Iran, is determined to win it back.