>> Celebrations on the streets of Rawah after Iraqi forces captured the border town on Friday. The last remaining one under Islamic State control, signalling the collapse of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.>>
> Today we have entered Rawah and it's been liberated entirely by our heroic army.>> The army says troops will now focus on crushing the militants who fled into the desert, and take control over Iraq's borders.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has praised the armed forces, saying Rawah was taken in record time. And that the country would soon completely defeat IS, but this doesn't mean civilians are now safe. According to aid groups, more than 3 million people are unable or unwilling to return home after years of displacement.
While more than 11 million are in need of vital help.