Iraq's Prime Minister Says Iraqi Forces Have Liberated Mosul From ISIS

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul on Sunday to announce the city's liberation.
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Iraq's Prime Minister Says Iraqi Forces Have Liberated Mosul From ISIS

After nearly nine months of fighting, Iraq's prime minister says Mosul has been liberated from ISIS.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city Sunday to announce the mission's success.

The city has been an ISIS stronghold for the past three years. Iraqi forces, with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes, have been fighting to take back the city since October.

In January, the Iraqi government announced the eastern city had been fully liberated, but pushing ISIS out of the western side of the city was more difficult.

According to a United Nations aid organization, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been pushed out of Mosul since the fight to reclaim the city began.