- Title: Iraqi security forces celebrate "victory" in Mosul
- Date: 9th July 2017
- Summary: TAYYARAN DISTRICT, MOSUL, IRAQ (JULY 9, 2017) (REUTERS) ARMY AND POLICE VEHICLES WITH IRAQI NATIONAL FLAGS FLYING, MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES DANCING MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES DANCING AND POINTING GUNS INTO THE AIR MORE OF MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES POINTING GUNS INTO THE AIR MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES DANCING, POINTING GUNS INTO THE AIR, WAVING FLAGS AND RAISING A BANNER IRAQI NATIONAL FLAG ON ARMOURED VEHICLE, GROUP OF MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES DANCING MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES DANCING AND POINTING GUNS INTO THE AIR MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES DANCING WITH BOY MEMBER OF ARMED FORCES DANCING WITH IRAQI NATIONAL FLAG, MAKING "V" SIGN
- Embargoed: 23rd July 2017 15:36
- Keywords: Iraq Mosul armed forces victory celebrations
- Location: TAYYARAN DISTRICT, MOSUL, IRAQ
- City: TAYYARAN DISTRICT, MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OZW47B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Members of Iraq's armed forces celebrated "victory" over Islamic State outside police headquarters in Mosul's Tayyaran District on Sunday (July 9).
Soldiers danced and pointed their guns into the air to celebrate, as well as waving Iraqi national flags.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces after nearly nine months of urban warfare came to an end to jihadist rule in the city.
The battle for Mosul - by far the largest city to fall under the militants' control - has left large areas in ruins, killed thousands of civilians and displaced nearly one million people. The group still controls territory in Iraq and is expected to revert to conventional insurgent tactics as it loses ground.
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