Iraqi security forces are reporting that they will soon be declaring a total victory in taking control of Mosul from ISIS militants.

According to Reuters, the Islamic State only controls just a few meters of the city area, and are struggling to retain the last few streets in a last stand.

“We are seeing now the last meters (of the battle) and then victory will be announced,” said a TV speaker, “It’s a matter of hours.”

According to the Reuters report, a military spokesman said the defense lines of ISIS were crumbling.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is expected to visit the Iraqi city to formally declare victory, with plans for a  week of nationwide celebrations.

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