Sunday, December 10, 2017

Iraq Declares Victory over the Islamic State

Yesterday Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went on television to make this announcement:
Dear Iraqis, your land has been completely liberated, and your towns and villages have been returned to the homeland. The dream of liberation became a reality. . . . Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border, and thus we can announce the end of the war against Daesh.
Of course there are still thousands of radical soldiers on the loose, so terrorism will continue. But considering that the Islamic State once controlled a third of the country, this counts as a victory for civilization.

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