Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tweeted on Sunday that he has arrived in the "liberated city of Mosul" and congratulated "the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people in achieving this great victory."
Mosul is Iraq's biggest city outside of Baghdad where more than 2.5 million people reside. The city was seized by ISIS militants in 2014. Last year in October al-Abadi announced the start of the mission to retake Mosul.Last Month the Iraqi PM tweeted that his army will "not relent" in their fight to liberate Mosul.
We are seeing the end of the fake Daesh state, the liberation of Mosul proves that. We will not relent, our brave forces will bring victory— Haider Al-Abadi (@HaiderAlAbadi) June 29, 2017
According to CNN, state TV reported that ISIS militants are still holding out in one of the neighborhoods in Mosul.