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US President Donald Trump has congratulated Iraq and its Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for their victory over Islamic State group in Mosul.

In a statement, President Trump said we in the United States and the global coalition are proud to stand with the Iraqi security forces and all those who made this moment of liberation possible.

He said we mourn the thousands of Iraqis killed and the millions others who were suffered at the hands of the Islamic State militant group.

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had formally declared victory over Islamic State militants in Mosul on Monday.

Iraq has also declared a week-long holiday to mark the victory.


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