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Islamic State is "not yet defeated": British PM

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider Abadi over Islamic
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider Abadi over Islamic State (IS) victory, but warned the terrorist group is "not yet defeated".

Extremists are "still pose a threat to Iraq, including from over the Syrian border", May said in a statement issued here after the Iraqi prime minister claimed an end to the fight against the terrorist group earlier Saturday.

Abadi announced that Islamic State, also known as ISIS or Da`esh, no longer occupies significant territory in Iraq, and the fight against Islamic State was over after more than three years of combat operations.

"I congratulate prime minister Abadi and all Iraqis on this historic moment," May said. "This signals a new chapter towards a more peaceful, prosperous country."

"We must be clear however, that whilst Da`esh is failing, they are not yet defeated," she said. "They still pose a threat to Iraq, including from over the Syrian border."

Iraqi forces mopped up the last pockets of IS fighters from Iraq`s western deserts on Saturday, securing the country`s border with Syria, a step that marked the end of combat operations against the extremists.

ISIS, which stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, rapidly captured large territories in Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate in 2014. The group controlled more than 34,000 square miles of territory from the Mediterranean coast to south of Baghdad.

The campaign to eradicate the Islamic State took more than three years and about 25,000 coalition air strikes. Iraqi forces have increasingly been pushing ISIS out of the country over the past few months.

Troops last month retook the town of Rawa, one of ISIS` last footholds in the country. At that point, only pockets of ISIS resistance remained

Source: ANTARA

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