Celebrating the biggest victory inflicted on Islamic State since it rampaged through northern Iraq three years ago. A parade in Baghdad on Saturday after Iraq's military drove IS out of its stronghold, Mosul. Troops from the army, police, and paramilitary forces taking part in the parade, watched by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
He's back from Mosul, where on Monday he declared victory over the militant group.>>
> Saying that Iraqi's had made sacrifices with their blood in order to consign IS to the trash heap of history. The stench of corpses in the streets of Mosul, a grizzly reminder of the nearly nine months of urban warfare it's taken to dislodge the jihadist.
Around 900,000 people fled the fighting in Mosul with more that a third sheltering in camps outside the city. Civilians have been quickly returning, and workers underway to repair homes and infrastructure, something the United Nation estimates will cost in the region of $1 billion.