Over 1 mn Iraqis displaced after battle of Mosul: IOM

Over 1 mn Iraqis displaced after battle of Mosul: IOM

Iraqi counter-terrorism units detained twenty female Islamic State members from a tunnel discovered under a Mosul Old City neighbourhood, days after the recapture of the city.

Last week, Iraq declared the complete liberation of Mosul some three years after the northern city fell to Daesh terrorists.

"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.

When Daesh captured Mosul back in 2014, the Iraqi government faced criticism for being unable to defend one of its largest cities.

The celebration, attended by Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who is also commander-in-chief of the Iraqi army, comes less than a week after al-Abadi made a formal declaration of victory in Mosul, although fighting is still occurring in some parts.

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The meeting was called to seek opposition's support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament. This is the second time in less than a month that the prime minister denounced violence in the name of cow protection.

"The women had weapons and explosive belts meant for attacking Iraqi troops" and included citizens of Germany, Russia, the Russian region of Chechnya, Turkey, Canada, Libya, and Syria, an official said.

Elsewhere, U.S. -led coalition fighters have pushed the militants out of much of the territory they once held and are severely pressuring the group in Raqqa, their self-declared capital in Syria.

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

The city of Mosul was the main stronghold of the IS, since the group occupied it in June 2014, until its expulsion in July by joint Iraqi forces, in an offensive that began in October 2016.

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