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The Monitor's View What defines victory for Iraq in Mosul

As Iraqi forces end Islamic State’s hold in the country’s second-largest city, politicians are racing to avoid the old mistake of continuing Shiite-Sunni divisions. Political reconciliation is the best weapon against terrorist groups.

Reuters

Some of the most welcome images coming out of the war against Islamic State (IS) have been pictures of Sunni civilians, especially children, flashing V signs at Iraqi Army soldiers during the ongoing liberation of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city.

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