Iraq Prime Minister: ‘War Against the Islamic Sate is OVER!’

On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that their war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is FINALLY over!

After more than three years, the fighting is finally over.

Al-Abadi said that Iraq’s forces had complete control of their border with Syria. A highly ranked Iraqi general added, “All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs and our forces completely control the international Iraqi-Syrian border.”

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President Trump‘s special envoy to the U.S.-led coalition forces celebrated the announcement in a statement on Twitter, congratulating Iraq’s government on the military achievement.

Brett McGurk, who was appointed Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL under Obama, tweeted out, “PM Abadi announces that today, for the first time in four long years, #ISIS controls no significant territory in #Iraq. We congratulate the Prime Minister and all the Iraqi people on this significant achievement, which many thought impossible.”

“We honor the sacrifices of the Iraqi people, its security forces, and the Kurdish Peshmerga, and admire the unity in their ranks that had made this day possible,” he added, “That spirit must be renewed and continue as Iraq works to consolidate these historic gains over the coming year.”

The American diplomat concluded, “Our will continue to stand with to support its security forces, economy, and stabilization to help ensure that can never again threaten Iraq’s people or use its territory as a haven. We mark today’s historic victory mindful of the work that remains.”

The Hill reports: 

In July, the country celebrated its largest victory yet against armed militants when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces liberated the city of Mosul, which was the largest ISIS stronghold active in Iraq.

“We congratulate Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi Security Forces, and all Iraqis for their victory over terrorists who are the enemies of all civilized people,” Trump said in a statement earlier this year.

“We mourn the thousands of Iraqis brutally killed by ISIS and the millions of Iraqis who suffered at the hands of ISIS. We grieve with the Iraqi people for the loss of the heroic soldiers and Peshmerga who gave their lives to restore life to their country, and we honor their sacrifice.”

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