Iraq declares victory over ISIS

The aftermath Mosul after IS was ousted from the Iraqi city. (AFP)

The Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared that the war against the Islamic State (IS) is over.

Al-Abadi making the announcement at a press conference in Baghdad said Iraqi army has control over the entire Iraqi-Syrian border.

The border and surrounding areas were the last strongholds of IS after losing the town Rawa in November and Al-Mousl earlier this year.

Iraq’s announcement comes two days after the Russian military declared it had accomplished its mission of defeating IS in neighboring Syria.

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept