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#Mosul Daily Update 1/3•IQ state TV announces victory

•PM Abadi expected to deliver victory speech at site of al-Nuri Mosque very soon

#Mosul Daily Update 2/3

•9thAD(+) fully take Shifa med complex

•CTS owns site of al-Nuri Mosque ruins

•IFP retakes Latin Church, al-Saa nbhd

#Mosul Daily Update 3/3

•Backed against river, pockets of IS being squeezed on all sides by ISF

•OIR air/arty in/nr city: 3 stks, 27 tgts

Kuwaiti emir congratulates Iraq on defeating ISIS

 

June 30 2017 12:55 AM
Kuwaiti emir
Kuwaiti emir

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad congratulated on Thursday Iraqi government and people for the success of the Iraqi forces to recapture Mosul from ISIS terror group.

The Emir of Kuwait sent two congratulatory messages to Iraqi President Fouad Massoum and Prime Minister Haidar Abadi expressing his sincere congratulations to them and to the government and the people of Iraq on the success of the armed and security forces in retaking Mosul.

He stressed Kuwait’s firm stance in rejecting terrorism in all its forms, solidarity with the international community to combat it and support for the Republic of Iraq in all measures taken to confront terrorist acts aimed at destabilizing its security and stability.

http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/13719/Kuwaiti-emir-congratulates-Iraq-on-defeating-ISIS

 

Trump and Putin meet next week

 

History of edits:: 2017/6/29 22:309 times readable
{International: Euphrates News} a senior official at the White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany next week.
He said national security adviser to the White House {Ach.or. } Told reporters McMaster that he had not yet been determined for the meeting , which will be the first meeting between the two presidents agenda.
” The president will meet in Hamburg , many of the leaders.”
Any meeting between Putin and Trump did not happen since the inauguration of the last president of the United States in January.
The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed with his Russian counterpart , Sergei Lavrov, in a telephone call the need to strengthen the cease-fire in Syria, in the framework of the peace talks hosted by the capital Kzakstan.anthy
 http://alforatnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=145504

Iranian official confirms the death of the leader of the organization of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

 

Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:09 PM
مسؤول إيرانى يؤكد وفاة زعيم تنظيم داعش أبو بكر البغدادىThe leader of the organization of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

(Reuters)

An official close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying on Thursday that it was certain that the leader of the Daqash organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had died .

“The Baghdadi terrorist must have died, ” Ali Shirazi, representative of the top leader of the Quds Force, told the agency without elaborating 

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Iraqi Official Channel Announces End of IS in Mosul

 

Iraqi Official Channel Announces End of IS in Mosul

 

MOSUL — After the Iraqi security forces recaptured the symbolic building of Grand Mosque – where the Islamic State (IS) first declared the caliphate, the Iraqi official TV channel, al-Iraqiyah, announced the end of the organization in the city.

The Iraqi second largest city fell to the IS militants due to the collapse of the Iraqi army in the city during the former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki’s reign. Observers and many Iraqi officials believe that Maliki’s sectarian-based policy led to the collapse of the northern Iraqi provinces in the wake of IS organisation’s attack.

After nearly eight months into the battle to retake the city, the Iraqi forces are close to declare the liberation of the entire city from IS. The Iraqi forces announced today the seizure of the Grand Nuri Mosque in the centre of the Old City district, the last IS-held area in Mosul.

Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi proclaimed his self-styled caliphate in June 2014 in the mosque.

The IS militants last week bombed the Hadba ancient minaret adjoining the Grand Mosque, causing extensive damage to the mosque.

The operation to liberate Mosul was launched by the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces, backed by US-led coalition air support, on October 17, 2016. The eastern half of the city was declared free in January 2017, and the forces moved onto liberating the western part of the city in February 19, 2017.