On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived Mosul city to announce its liberation.
Al-Abadi toured Mosul and congratulated the Iraqi soldiers, officers and civilians, after Iraqi forces had managed to exterminate most of the remaining ISIS fighters in the city.
Iraqi forces are currently securing the Old Mosul area and chasing a few ISIS fighters trying to escape.
Al-Abadi held a meeting with commanders at the headquarters of the Federal Police in the right side of Mosul, and stressed the need to ensure security and stability in the city and clear it from mines and explosives left by ISIS, and to protect civilians and displaced people.
On Sunday, Lieutenant-general Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, deputy commander of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorist Forces, raised the Iraqi flag on the right bank of the Tigris River after the Iraqi Army managed to seize the last ISIS positions in Old Mosul.
From its side, ISIS claimed that the fighting is still ongoing in Mosul. However, Iraqi sources denied this and confirmed that Iraqi forces are currently chasing some ISIS commanders and snipers only, who are trying to escape.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is expected to deliver an official speech on the occasion of liberating Mosul City in the coming hoursWeekly wrap “Front Line”, July 9