IRAQI Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has pronounced triumph in the "freed" city of Mosul, his office stated, in the greatest defeat yet for the Islamic State gathering.
Mr Abadi "lands in the freed city of Mosul and salutes the courageous soldiers and the Iraqi citizens on the accomplishment of the real triumph," his office said in an announcement.
The declaration on Sunday comes following a difficult almost nine-month fight to retake the northern city from the jihadists following three years under their control.
A tweet on Mr Abadi's authentic Twitter account indicated him wearing a dark military uniform and top as he landed in Mosul to declare the recovery of the city.
The battle did not appear to be totally finished yet, with gunfire still being heard in Mosul and air strikes hit the city around the time the head's office discharged the announcement.
The announced triumph in Mosul denotes an epic breakthrough for the Iraqi security powers, who had disintegrated despite an IS attack crosswise over Iraq in 2014.
IS cleared crosswise over quite a bit of Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland in a lightning hostile that year, broadcasting a so-called "caliphate" straddling Iraq and neighbouring Syria.
Be that as it may, the jihadist gathering, which is confronting twin offensives sponsored by a US-drove coalition in both nations, has since lost expansive parts of the domain it once controlled.
The Iraqi strengths propelled their crusade to recover Mosul in October, grabbing its eastern side in January and propelling the fight for its western part in the following month.
In any case, the battle developed harder when Iraqi strengths entered the thickly populated Old City on the western bank of the Tigris River that partitions the city.
In late days, security powers have killed jihadists attempting to get away from their waning a dependable balance in Mosul, as Iraqi units battled to retake the last two IS-held zones close to the Tigris.
Prior on Sunday Iraq's Joint Operations Command had said it killed "30 psychological oppressors" attempting to escape over the waterway.
Indeed, even in the last days of the fight, a huge number of regular folks stayed caught inside the Old City and the individuals who fled arrived sorrow stricken in the wake of losing relatives in jihadist expert marksman fire and bombardments.
Around 915,000 inhabitants have fled Mosul since the begin of the fight for the city in October, the United Nations said for the current week.
Iraqi strengths are upheld via air strikes and guides of the US-drove coalition battling IS in Iraq and Syria since 2014.
Mr Abadi states on Twitter toward the end of last month that "we are seeing the finish of the fake (IS) state".
The recovery of Mosul won't, however, check the finish of the risk postured by IS, which holds an area somewhere else in Iraq and can complete successive bombings in government-held zones.
In Syria, a US-sponsored Kurdish-Arab organisation together is battling to remove the jihadist assemble from the northern city of Raqa in the wake of infiltrating its vigorously braced notable focus