Up to 3057 displaced families have returned to their homes in Hawija district and the surrounding areas, Kirkuk operations commander Major Gen. Ali Fadel Omran said on Wednesday.
This came after securing the recaptured areas from ISIS, he added.
Omran praised military forces' efforts and the cooperation of citizens to regain the stability in these areas.
Earlier on October 5, Haider al-Abadi announced the liberation of the Hawija district.
As a result of the war against ISIS terrorists in Iraq, the number of displaced people risen dramatically. This increases the burden on the central government trying to handle the problem of displaced Iraqis who escaped the atrocities of ISIS since the launch of recapture operations.
What exacerbates displaced persons' dilemma is that Iraq’s financial resources have been drained as a result of the military operations conducted to retake ISIS-held districts.