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Iraqi military declares victory over ISIS

Islamic State Of Iraq and Syaria (ISIS)

Zelda Caldwell - published on 06/29/17 - updated on 06/29/17

"Their fictitious state has fallen."

The Iraqi military has declared victory over ISIS and issued a statement that the reign of the extremists’ “caliphate” has ended in their country.

“Their fictitious state has fallen,” military spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told state TV on Thursday, according to a report in the Independent.

The announcement was made from the ruins of Mosul’s Grand Mosque, which was the same spot where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of a “caliphate” on July 4, 2014.

Last week, ISIS blew up the mosque, with is iconic “hunchback” minaret, in what was seen as an admission of defeat. Losing control over Mosul means ISIS is no longer a land-holding force.




Read more:
12 Things to Know About “What ISIS Really Wants”

According to the report in the Independent, there are still about 300 ISIS militants who haven not given up but the Iraqi military expects all fighting to end within the next few days.


GREAT MOSQUE AL NURI

Read more:
ISIS, in possible admission of defeat, destroys historic mosque in Mosul

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