“The loss of the city would mark a major defeat for the Islamic State group, which has suffered a series of major setbacks over the past year.” Iraq’s Prime Minister Iraqi PM declares ‘big victory’ over ISIS in Mosul. The retaking of Mosul cost many lives, both among Iraqi troops and civilians. And as these images make clear, Mosul is in ruins.

+ Mosul has been liberated. The “Syrian militia has penetrated the Old City section of Raqqa.” In terms of holding territory, ISIS is now near defeat. The New Yorker’s Robin Wright on what comes next for ISIS.