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Iraqi Commander: 25000 ISIL Fighters Killed throughout Mosul Operations

Iraqi Commander: 25000 ISIL Fighters Killed throughout Mosul Operations

The celebration on July 15 comes a week after Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi officially announced "victory" in Mosul over the IS extremists, who had held the northern city since taking it from government forces in 2014.

Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, head of the Nineveh Operations at the Joint Operations Command, said in a briefing that more than 25,000 militants were killed over the nine months of battles, including more than 450 suicide bombers, Iraqi News reported. The city was captured by Daesh in June 2014, during their rapid advance into predominantly Sunni northwestern and central Iraq.

Meanwhile, Iraqi military forces paraded through Baghdad Saturday to celebrate the recapture of Iraq's second largest city from the terrorist militia.

Iraq is facing the challenge of returning residents to their homes in the war-torn city of Mosul.

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French expert on the Palestinian cause Jean-Paul Chagnollaud said that "France's stance is still somewhat vague on the matter". Macron said on Sunday that France was ready to apply diplomatic levers toward renewed negotiations, but gave no specifics.

"The rough terrorism in the region is nothing separated from the U.S. proxy war and therefore, the terrorists' failure in major parts of Iraq, specially Mosul, is considered as the United States failure in the region and means victory of resistance (front)", General Jazzayeri said. The oil-rich city fell to Daesh easily as the Iraqi troops avoided clashes and fled its posts, abandoning their weapons.

Overall, the United Nations has estimated 10,000 buildings were ruined during the nine months of battling between US -backed forces and ISIS militants, mostly in the Old City neighborhood.

In only three weeks from June 16 to July 8 bombardment damaged or destroyed almost a third of the Old City, more than 5,000 of the district's approximately 16,000 residential buildings, according to a survey by U.N. Habitat using satellite imagery.


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