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Rep. Zeldin Statement on Iraqi Military’s Retaking of Mosul

July 9, 2017
Press Release

Patchogue, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today after the Iraqi military retook Mosul from ISIS:

“Today is a very positive day for the Iraqi people. Recapturing Mosul is a key strategic victory not just for Iraq, but also for the security of the free world in the fight against ISIS. Mosul served as a critical node of control for ISIS and being driven out of that city is a massive setback for that terrorist group. There is still much more work ahead to bring peace to the Middle East and rid the world of radical Islamic terrorism, but for now, there is a military strategy in Iraq that is moving in the right direction with a path to long term peace and stability."