Iraqi troops clearing last IS militants from Mosul

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Iraqi security forces are clearing the final pockets of resistance by Islamic State militants in the city of Mosul, the BBC reports.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went to Mosul on Sunday to congratulate his troops on “liberating” the city, but he stopped short of declaring victory.

The militants were said to hold an area about 180m long and 45m wide.

The battle for Mosul has taken almost nine months, left large areas in ruins, killed thousands of civilians and displaced more than 920,000 others.

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