Recapturing it means that IS has largely been neutralized in Iraq.
However, pockets of resistance still exist and the group does control some territory in the deserts of western Iraq, reports CNN.
Government troops and paramilitary units "liberated the whole of Rawa and raised the Iraqi flag on all of its official buildings," General Abdelamir Yarallah of Iraq's Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement.
By the end of 2016, ISIS territory had shrunk to about 23,320 square miles.(ANI)