The Iraqi government today (June 29, 2017) declared the end of ISIS' rule in Mosul after recapturing the terror group's de facto capital in the country, according to the Daily Beast website.
"Their fictitious state has fallen," said Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool.
The victory marks the end of more than eight months of all-out war in the city, where ISIS declared its caliphate three years ago. Thousands of civilians have been killed in the fighting.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is reported by Kurdish media outlets to be heading to Mosul to deliver a "victory speech."