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Iraqi Prime Minister Arrives in Mosul to Declare Victory Over ISIS

posted on July 10, 2017

The New York Times’s Tim Arango and Michael R. Gordon report that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the country’s armed forces for regaining control of Mosul from the Islamic State on Sunday. Arango and Gordon write, “The victory marked the formal end of a bloody campaign that lasted nearly nine months, left much of Iraq’s second-largest city in ruins, killed thousands of people and displaced nearly a million more.” They add, “Other cities and towns in Iraq remain under the militants’ control, and Iraqis expect an increase in terrorist attacks in urban centers, especially in the capital, Baghdad, as the group reverts to its insurgent roots.”

Read at The New York Times