Minister Haidar el Abadi said on Sunday that the year of victory over ISIS will
be forever cherished in the history of the Iraqis.
In a statement, Abadi greeted the Iraqis on the occasion of the New Year.
He pledged that utmost efforts will be exerted for the reconstruction of Iraq and the return of the displaced to the homeland.
He wished an end to wars and conflicts and a better life for all people, voicing hope that peace and stability will prevail in the Arab region and across the world.
Iraqi forces retook Ramadi and Falluja in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and declared victory in Mosul in July after several months of battle.
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