The city was the last stronghold of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq. There are reports of gunfire and airstrikes still being heard around the city. But the declaration of Mosul's fall marks a major defeat for IS and its self-declared caliphate.
Poverty and a lack of services are preventing rebuilding in Mosul, forcing thousands to choose the lesser of two evils and return to the camps. Over 2 million have yet to go back home. Judit Neurink reports from Mosul.
Kurdish-led forces have targeted 'IS' pockets in eastern Syria, where the "remnants of its leadership" are hiding, said a US official. Airstrikes that coincided with the announcement have left 23 civilians dead.
A first batch of "Islamic State" fighters has evacuated their stronghold in Damascus a day after an apparent deal with the Syrian regime. In recent years, jihadis have steadily lost ground to government forces.
Iraqis have voted electronically to elect lawmakers for 329 parliamentary seats. There is no clear front-runner as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi faces stiff competition from his predecessor.
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