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The Islamic State Is Losing Its Hold on Mosul

The Iraqi military proclaimed the group’s “fictitious state has fallen.”

Exactly three years after the Islamic State declared its “caliphate” from Mosul’s historic Grand Mosque of al-Nuri, Iraqi forces announced Thursday the recapture of the site, as the battle to reclaim ISIS’s last urban stronghold in Iraq reached its final stages.

The announcement comes

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