The declared victory in Mosul marks an epic milestone for the Iraqi security forces, who had crumbled in the face of a Daish onslaught across Iraq in 2014. Thousands of civilians have been killed.
Without Mosul - by far the largest city to fall under militant control - Islamic State's dominion in Iraq will be reduced to mainly rural, desert areas west and south of the city where tens of thousands of people live.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, is pictured in Mosul, Iraq, on July 9, 2017.
But they have been losing ground over the past nine months, as government forces advance on their former Iraqi stronghold.
According to the official, dozens of snipers have been deployed by the Iraqi Army along the Tigris River in an effort to abort any Daesh attempt to attack Mosul's eastern side.
The extremists still hold several smaller towns and villages across Iraq and Syria.
After the withdraw of American troops under President Barack Obama, the terrorist army known as ISIS arose and seized much of #Northern Iraq, including Mosul, along with territory in nearby Syria, and declared a caliphate.
March 12, 2017- A United States envoy said Iraqi troops had cut all roads into western Mosul, trapping remaining Daesh militants inside.
The prime minister has congratulated Iraqi armed forces on the victory against Daesh terrorists, the Rudaw news agency reported.
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Israel says the territory's fate, along with other core issues like security, should be resolved in negotiations. Jewish tradition claims that Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah, are buried at the site.
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