Although Islamic State’s caliphate has fallen, it would be a mistake to expect harmony in northern Iraq any time soon
• Ranj Alaaldin is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Doha
The liberation of Mosul is complete. Islamic State is unlikely to again govern and control large swaths of territory in the near future. While the past three years of war have been brutal, there will be some justice and respite for those who have lost friends and family to Isis, as well as for the broader Iraqi population that has had to put up with it and its ilk for more than a decade.