The Iraqi flag is flying in Falluja again now that government forces have recaptured the city municipal building.
Heavily armed Interior Ministry units are advancing along the main east-west road running through the city, according to Brigadier General Jaleel Abdulridha Al-Shureifi.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) STAFF BRIGADIER GENERAL OF QUICK REACTION FORCES OF THE FEDERAL POLICE, JALEEL ABDULRIDHA AL-SHUREIFI, SAYING:
"Our troops are still advancing, while the enemy is collapsing ahead of our troops. The enemy has suffered significant losses. Many of their leaders were killed, and their headquarters were destroyed."
And the battle isn't over...
The ultra-hardine militants still control part of the city, which is located an hour's drive west of Baghdad, and many streets and houses remain mined.
The victory comes after nearly four weeks of a U.S.-backed offensive supported by multiple air strikes.
Falluja is a bastion of the Sunni Muslim insurgency against the U.S. forces that toppled the Saddam Hussein, in 2003.
The city was seen as a launchpad for recent Islamic State bombings in Baghdad, making the offensive a crucial part of the government's campaign to improve security in the capital.