Iraqi forces liberate Mosul from ISIS> US Department of Defense> Department of Defense News
The coalition welcomed the announcement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and praised the Iraqi forces for their remarkable progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while making extraordinary efforts to protect the lives of civilians, said Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve commander, said today in a video statement.
Although there are still areas of the old city of Mosul that need to be
âThe global coalition fighting ISIS congratulates Prime Minister al-Abadi and the Iraqi security forces on their historic victory against a brutal and evil enemy. Don’t make mistakes; this victory alone does not eliminate ISIS and there is still a tough fight ahead. But the loss of one of its twin capitals and a gem of their so-called caliphate is a decisive blow, âTownsend said.
Iraqi militia forces, Kurdish peshmerga
“Mosul would have been a tough fight for any army, and the
“However, this victory does not mark the end of this evil ideology and the global threat of ISIS. Now is the time for all Iraqis to unite to ensure that ISIS is defeated in the rest. from Iraq and that the conditions that led to the rise of ISIS in Iraq are no longer allowed to return, âhe said.
During its occupation of Mosul, ISIS destroyed many of the city’s religious and cultural treasures, including the al-Nuri Mosque and the Tomb of Prophet Jonah. He terrorized and brutally murdered thousands of civilians, including dozens of women and children, IRO officials said. ISIS used mosques,
Although ISIS lost Mosul, the threat remains in other parts of Iraq. Officials said the coalition will stand alongside the Iraqi government and its people until ISIS is defeated and all Iraqis are released and security is restored.