Iraq announces 'victory' over Islamic State in Mosul

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Prime minister Haider al-Abadi congratulates ‘heroic fighters and Iraqi people’ as forces drive last militants from northern city

Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has declared victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul after nearly nine months of bitter fighting to displace the extremist group from the city where it proclaimed its “caliphate”.

Abadi, dressed in black military uniform, travelled to Mosul on Sunday to formally reclaim the devastated city, now a shadow of the thriving hub seized by extremists in 2014.

Related: ‘Tell the world we want to go home’ – life in Mosul as seen by illustrator George Butler

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