Victory against Isis in Mosul 'imminent' claims US general

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Celebrations break out among Iraqi forces – but jihadis continue with suicide bombings and escape bids as civilians flee carnage

Iraq will imminently announce a final victory in the nearly nine-month offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State, a US general said, as celebrations broke out among police forces in the city.

The defeat would be the biggest yet for Isis in the three years since it seized Mosul in a lightning offensive, swept across much of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland and proclaimed a caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria.

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