In Pictures: Celebrations in Mosul after Iraq declares victory over ISIS

MOSUL - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday (July 10) visited Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces on their "victory" over ISIS militants in the city. Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air strikes, have been battling to retake Mosul since Oct 17 last year, after extremists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria seized the city in June 2014.