Victory over ISIS in Mosul to be declared in next hours


Iraqi security forces hope to take full control of Mosul in the next hours as just a couple of meters are left under the control of ISIS, Iraqi state TV said on Saturday.

“We are seeing now the last meters (of the battle) and after that victory will be declared,” said a TV speaker, citing the channel’s correspondents embedded with security forces battling in ISIS’ redoubt in the Old City of Mosul, by the Tigris river. “It’s a matter of hours,” she said.

A military representative cited by the TV said the insurgents’ defense lines were collapsing.