Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan Mahmoud al-Hayali confirmed, during his visit to the Joint Operations headquarters, that the final victory over ISIS is imminent, Defense Ministry said in a statement Friday.
During the visit, Hayali reviewed the latest development, concerning
the Armed Forces security situation, the statement read.
He discussed the operations of retaking the remaining territories from ISIS grip, it added without mentioning any other details.
Earlier, Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi confirmed that the Iraqi forces are ready to liberate all the lands from ISIS.
On June 29th, Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared the utter fall and collapse of ISIS in Mosul. The battle to retake Mosul began last October, with coordinated attacks by Kurdish Peshmerga from the east and Iraqi army units pushing up from the south.