Will this be End of Islamic State led by Baghdadi?

Defense Secretary James Mattis

"Unfortunately, Mr. Abadi, once again failed to act as the prime minister and sidelined the role of the courageous Peshmerga while the whole world witnessed that the Peshmerga, before all the armed forces of Iraq whom were named by Abadi, managed to defeat the myth of ISIS", the Peshmerga Ministry stated, as quoted by the media, adding that Daesh would have wreaked much more havoc on the country had the Peshmerga not halted the group's march across the country.

The Sunni extremists of ISIS seized control of large parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria in 2014, declaring a cross-border "caliphate" and committing widespread atrocities.

Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone saw the military parade of the Iraqi forces in celebration of the final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic.

Iraq has now declared December 10 as the annual national holiday of Iraq. "We congratulate the Prime Minister and all the Iraqi people on this significant achievement, which many thought impossible", Brett McGurk wrote on Twitter.

"This signals a new chapter towards a more peaceful, prosperous country", the British prime minister said.

Members of the Hashed al-Shaabi watch the televised statement of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Basra on Saturday.

Scores of ISIS militants on Monday surrendered to Iraqi security forces west of Mosul, regional capital of the northern Nineveh province, according to an Iraqi military source.

Sales down for Smith & Wesson parent company American Outdoor Brands
After this purchase, 368,272 common shares of AOBC are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $5,498,301. The business had revenue of $148.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $142.10 million.

Monitoring group Airways estimated that coalition strikes killed between 1,093 and1,572 civilians in Mosul alone.

Iraqi people fleeing Mosul in February.

"The United States joins the Government of Iraq in stressing that Iraq's liberation does not mean the fight against terrorism, and even against ISIS (IS), in Iraq is over", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

"The Western partners have been saying in the recent days that it was not Russian Federation but them, the coalition, who defeated Islamic State in Syria".

May visited Iraq last week, and committed £60 million ($80 million) for stabilization support, humanitarian aid, and counterterrorism programs.

The Coalition congratulate the people of Iraq on their significant victory against #Daesh.

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