On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced "total victory for Iraq and all Iraqis" over the Islamic State in Mosul. Some areas of the city must still be "back-cleared of explosive devices and possible ISIS fighters in hiding," al-Abadi said, but Mosul is "now firmly under" Iraq's control.
ISIS has occupied Iraq's largest city for three years, forcing 1 million of the city's 2.5 million people to flee. Iraqi forces began battling to retake the city last October, a fight that's resulted in a high number of civilian and military casualties and the destruction of several landmarks.
On Sunday, al-Abadi had indicated it was "a matter of time" before Iraq would declare victory in Mosul.