Iraq celebrates Mosul victory on the streets of Baghdad

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Iraqi counter-terrorism units reported on July 15 that they had detained 20 female IS members captured in a secret tunnel discovered under the Old City neighborhood of Quleiat.

The neighbourhood has witnessed sporadic clashes since last week, despite the official announcement of the "complete liberation" of the city.

Iraqi police paraded through Baghdad for the second day running on Sunday after the government declared it had recaptured Mosul from Daesh.

The group of women, who were arrested on Thursday, included citizens of Germany (five), Russian Federation (three), Turkey (three), Canada (two), Chechnya (one) and from Libya and Syria (six in total), according to al-Araji.

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Saturday attended a massive military parade in Baghdad celebrating the victory announced against the terror group ISIS in Mosul.

Al Sumaria television channel said on July 11 citing a source in Iraq's Nineveh province that Islamic State militants had reported the death of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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An official week-long celebration was declared countrywide.

He predicted that the events which led to the failure of terrorists who are backed by the United States and the reactionary regimes in the region will also happen in Syria, Yemen and other countries which have come under attack.

"The Iraqi forces in the Mosul operation made their utmost efforts to protect the civilians' lives".

Mosul fell in June 2014, when the ISIS in an attack took control of the city.

The Arabic language website of RT website quoted an Iraqi top commander, Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, as saying that during the operation to retake Mosul from ISIS, at least 25,000 terrorists including 450 suicidal militants were killed by 100,000 Iraqi forces.