Iraq announces ‘victory’ in Mosul against Islamic State

Iraq announces 'victory' in Mosul against Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the troops in Mosul after arriving on Sunday claiming victory over Islamic State in the region after eight months of urban warfare, according to the reports.

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“The commander in chief of the armed forces (Prime Minister) Haider al-Abadi arrived in the liberated city of Mosul and congratulated the heroic fighters and Iraqi people for the great victory,” said officials of the prime minister.

The war has devastated the entire region claiming thousands of lives and reducing the city into ruins. Iraqi forces claimed victory with the backup of the US-led coalition.

Mosul was the biggest city under the influence of the Islamic State insurgents. By the victory, Iraqi Forces have reduced the stronghold of the IS outfit. There were a huge number of fatalities in the battle between the two forces.

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The United States leads an international coalition to help fight against Islamic State by air strikes and assistance on the ground. The United Nation predicts it will take more than 1 billion to restore the walled city of Syria.

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