Iran's Ambassador to Iraq congratulated the Iraqi people and government on the anniversary of the liberation of Mosul.

Iran PressMiddle East: Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said in a message to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi on Saturday: "On the anniversary of the liberation of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIS, I would like to once again congratulate this great victory to the Prime Minister, the government, the nation, the political and religious leaders, especially the army, Popular Mobilization Forces, security and anti-terrorism forces, and police of Iraq." 

Referring to the role of Ayatollah Sistani, Iraq's top Shia cleric, in the uprising against ISIS terrorists, Masjedi said: "With unity and empathy, the Iraqi government and people can overcome all obstacles and create other great victories."

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The city of Mosul was liberated from ISIS occupation in an operation on July 9, 2017, with the participation of the Iraqi army, Popular Mobilization Forces, and various tribes and ethnic groups of Iraq.

Mosul which is Iraq's second-largest city was occupied by ISIS terrorist group in 2014. 207

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