Ayberk Eryılmaz-TDO-11.07.2017- Haydar el Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq Central government, announce Mosul where is the second biggest city of Iraq was rescued from ISIL. Abadi went to liberated city and complimented to belligerents who fight for Iraqi government and Iraqi people for the magnificent situation. After Abadi came to liberated city, Iraqi flags waved and flashing sign showing the victory displaced by Iraqi forces. Following that he shacked hands of police and military officers. State television showed Abadi was wearing a black Iraqi special forces uniform as well as black hat. In the meantime, the liberation of Mosul from ISIL create a tremendous impression
Emmanuel Macron celebrated Iraqi people as well as coalition power gathered in the leadership of US involving the Mosul operation. He said: “Mosul liberated from ISIS: France pays homage to all those, who alongside our troops, contributed to this victory”. Following that EU regarded this event as a victory: “It’s a decisive step in the campaign to eliminate terrorist controls in part of Iraq and to free its people”. Afterwards, Abadi point out, Iraqi army recaptured the ruin of historic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul blown up by the terrorist. At that time the clearing operations will continue as well as that he promise to kill them and detain them, down to the last one
Mohammed Jassem, a member of Elite Counter Terrorist Service, told AFP: “It is the victory belonging to Iraqi people, not belonging to us. He added that he fought in most of other battles against ISIL but the toughest one was the war in Mosul. Some Iraqi soldiers were seen dancing along the street and on top of tank. As a matter of fact, liberation victory cost dearly. Iraq’s second city was ruined for a long time, there are thousands of dead and wounded people. Also nearly a million of people lost their home as well as that people were obliged to escape from the battle. The infrastructure of city has been destroyed completely and citizens are trying to endure the lack of facility such as fresh water and electricity.
The interesting point is, while Abadi was celebrating the commanders and citizens in Mosul, the sounds of gun fires and air force operations were heard. That means they have not reached a complete victory yet, the clashes are continuing. Which means there are still pockets of resistance in small part of city. Concordantly, the Defense Secretary of England, Michael Fallon, said there are a lot of things need to be done for rescuing the place from ISIL. The real challenge is not only rebuilding Mosul but also tackling the continued presence of ISIL. In other words, although there is a sustaining victory and eliminating the remnant of ISIL, the state security and stability need to reconstruct in the liberated city.