- Title: Mosul residents hopeful after Iraq declares victory over I.S.
- Date: 11th July 2017
- Summary: MOSUL, IRAQ (JULY 11, 2017) (REUTERS) SKYLINE OF MOSUL CITY VARIOUS OF PLUMES OF WHITE SMOKE RISING ABOVE CITY VARIOUS OF MOSUL EASTERN SIDE VARIOUS OF CARS AND RESIDENTS ON MOSUL STREETS MOSUL RESIDENT WALKING ALONG FOOTPATH (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ENGINEER FROM MOSUL, MISHAAL AHMED, SAYING: "God willing, the situation will get better now that we got rid of the world's largest terrorist network and we got rid of its oppression. God willing, we will remove destruction and damage caused by Daesh and normal life will return to the city." VEHICLES CARRYING IRAQI SOLDIERS AND FLYING IRAQI FLAGS DRIVING IN STREET VARIOUS OF CARS DRIVING CARS DRIVING PAST A FLATTENED BUILDING VARIOUS OF MAN FILLING CONTAINERS WITH FUEL (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FUEL SELLER, ABDUL HAMMED, SAYING: "God willing, peace and security would prevail. We are happy. Streets have been paved and work is on to restore water. The situation is much better than it was under Daesh. Thank God, we got rid of them and we were saved and liberated by the efforts of the brave security forces." IRAQI MILITARY HUMVEE DRIVING CARS DRIVING ON THE STREET
- Embargoed: 25th July 2017 10:37
- Keywords: Mosul victory declared war eastern Mosul civilians victory Iraq Islamic State explosions
- Location: MOSUL, IRAQ
- City: MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0016P9W0NB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Calm prevailed in eastern Mosul on Tuesday (July 11), a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State in the city.
Streets were busy with cars and residents were trying to resume their lives.
Though a few plumes of smoke were visible on the eastern side of the city, the sound of bombings and bursts of gunfire were absent for the first time since the start of the fighting with Islamic State, more than eight months ago.
The campaign to retake Mosul from the militants was launched in October by a 100,000-strong alliance of Iraqi government units, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite militias, with a U.S.-led coalition providing key air and ground support.
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