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Iraq Says Its War Against ISIS Is Over

Officials said Iraqi forces are in complete control of Iraq's border with Syria.
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Iraq Says Its War Against ISIS Is Over

Iraq says its war against ISIS is over.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces are in control of Iraq's border with Syria.

The terror group once controlled large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria, hitting a peak in 2014.

But since the beginning of 2015, ISIS has been losing a lot of territory in both countries — including major strongholds.

In November, Iraqi forces took back control of Rawa, one of the last towns the group controlled in Iraq.

That said, outlets point out fighters who follow ISIS ideology could still carry out insurgent attacks.