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Iraq announces 'victory' over Islamic State in Mosul
July 9, 2017 / 12:34 PM / 3 months ago

Iraq announces 'victory' over Islamic State in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday “victory” over Islamic State in the city of Mosul, his office said.

Members of the Emergency Response Division are seen in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

“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 the Iraqi people for the great victory,” said a statement from his office.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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