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Members of the Emergency Response Division are seen in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

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MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday "victory" over Islamic State in the city of Mosul, his office said.

"The commander in chief of the armed forces (Prime Minister) Haider al-Abadi arrived in the liberated city of Mosul and congratulated the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people for the great victory," said a statement from his office.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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