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Iraqi PM declares full liberation of Iraq from IS

BAGHDAD,  (Xinhua) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday officially declared full liberation of Iraq from the Islamic State (IS) militants after Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas once seized by the extremist group.

“I announce to the Iraqi people and all the world that our forces have reached the last redoubts of Daesh (IS) and have raised the Iraqi flag over areas of western Anbar (province) which was the last occupied land by IS.

“The Iraqi flag is rising today over the farthest border point,” Abadi said in a televised speech.

Editor: Jiaxin

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