A week after Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, Iraqi troops are continuing to clear the country's second biggest city of remaining fighters but US and coalition officials are already focusing on the next objectives in the campaign to defeat the terror group.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been reported dead several times, though it has never been verified. The rarely seen figure has long eluded Western forces, despite a $25 million bounty on his head.
Hours after Mosul was declared "liberated" by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi, the commander of the international military coalition fighting ISIS, US Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, congratulated Iraqi troops on a "historic victory" against an "evil enemy," but warned that fight is not over.
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