Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared victory in Mosul on Monday, three years after IS seized the city and made it the stronghold of a "caliphate" the Sunni Islamist group said would take over the world.
The US-led coalition that backed the Mosul offensive and is supporting another assault on IS's Syrian bastion Raqa hailed the victory, but warned it did not mark the end of the war against the jihadists.
The senior U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt Col Stephen Townsend, said Iraq's Shia Arab-led government had to reach out to the Sunni Arab minority community to ensure IS did not return after being defeated militarily in the rest of the country.
Trump says in a written statement Monday that the USA will continue to seek the "total destruction" of the Islamic State group.
The cost of victory has been enormous: much of Mosul in ruins, thousands dead and wounded and almost half the city's population forced from their homes.
During its occupation of Mosul, ISIS destroyed numerous city's religious and cultural treasures, including the al-Nuri Mosque and the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah.
The secretary says the US and its partners will work with Iraq and the U.N.to stabilize the liberated areas and help displaced civilians return home.
Although ISIS has lost Mosul, the threat remains in other areas of Iraq.
Mosul's Old City in particular has been devastated, with many buildings reduced to little more than concrete shells and rubble littering the streets.
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The United Nations said it has received 43 percent of the $985 million it estimates it needs to meet the needs of those affected by the conflict wrought by the Islamic State.
Malkit said he was hopeful that all the 39 Indians would be traced in Mosul.However, Parwinder Singh, whose two relatives are in Mosul, is not much hopeful of their safety.
More than 800,000 people have been forced from their homes since the operation began in October.
Amnesty said Iraqi forces and the coalition had carried out a series of unlawful attacks in west Mosul since January, relying heavily on Improvised Rocket Assisted Munitions (IRAMs), weapons with crude targeting capabilities that wreaked havoc in densely populated areas.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he welcomes news that the fight against the Islamic State group in Mosul is nearing its ends but says the once oil-rich city has been left in ruins. "A group of 40 Indian youths, mostly Punjabis, who worked in a construction company in Mosul were reportedly kidnapped by the IS on June 11, 2014".
Iraqi forces were earlier on Monday still fighting to eliminate the last pockets of IS resistance in Mosul, with jihadist fighters surrounded in a sliver of territory in Mosul's Old City.
It states the operation to retake the west of the city, which began in February this year, appears to show Iraqi forces and the coalition committing "repeated violations of global humanitarian law", some of which "may amount to war crimes".
Erdogan adds: "Who will meet the cost of rebuilding Mosul for the people of Mosul?"
After Abadi spoke, Aridhi said "searching and clearing" still had to be done, but that major operations were finished.