Iraqis celebrate the recapture of Mosul from Islamic State.
While Islamic State might be taking significant blows, including the recapture of the key Iraqi city, there is no reason to expect the violent and radical group will disappear.
Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi walks through a market in Mosul on July 9.
Iraqi prime minister office handout/EPA
Iraqis are proud of the victory in Mosul, but worried about the huge tasks ahead.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.
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