July 10, 2017 / 4:28 PM / 2 months ago

Iraqi PM announces victory over Islamic State in Mosul: Twitter

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (C) is pictured in Mosul, Iraq, July 9, 2017. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/Handout via REUTERS/Files

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced victory over Islamic State in Mosul from the operations room of the Counter-Terrorism Service, his media office said on Twitter on Monday.

State TV said earlier that Abadi would soon deliver an “historic statement” after he arrived in Mosul a day earlier to congratulate military commanders on a nearly nine month battle to dislodge the insurgents.

Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by Michael Georgy

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