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Iraq proclaims victory over ISIS

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Photo: Karim Kadim / AP

Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced the end of Iraq's war on the Islamic State on Saturday, the Telegraph reports.

""Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against Daesh [Isil]...Our enemy wanted to kill our civilization, but we have won through our unity and our determination. We have triumphed in little time."