Iraq PM declares victory over Daesh in Mosul | Pakistan News Digest

Iraq PM declares victory over Daesh in Mosul

By on July 10, 2017 | Short URL

Mosul (IINA) � Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the "liberated" city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, after a grueling nearly nine-month battle against Daesh terrorist group, AFP reported.

Abadi "arrives in the liberated city of Mosul and congratulates the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people on the achievement of the major victory," his office said in a statement.

A photo on Abadi's official Twitter account showed him dressed in a black military uniform and cap as he arrived in Mosul to announce the recapture of the city.

The fighting did not seem to be completely over yet, with gunfire still audible in Mosul and airstrikes hitting the city around the time the premier's office released the statement.

Iraqi forces launched the Mosul operation in October, first fighting their way to the city, retaking its east and then assaulting its western side, where some of the heaviest fighting occurred.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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