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Iraqi Victory Day

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Victory day is a public holiday in Iraq, observed on 10th December. It commemorates Iraq's victory over the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in December 2017.

When is Iraqi Victory Day?

How long until Victory Day?
This holiday next takes place in 363 Days.
Dates of Victory Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Thursday December 10th
2019 Tuesday December 10th
2018 Monday December 10th
2017 Sunday December 10th
Duration
1 Day
Summary
This public holiday is to celebrate the defeat of ISIS in December 2017

Victory day is a public holiday in Iraq, observed on 10th December.

It commemorates Iraq's victory over the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in December 2017.

History of Iraqi Victory Day

In 2014, ISIS launched an offensive in Iraq taking control of about a third of Iraqi territory including the second-biggest city, Mosul.

The war to reclaim the territory was long and brutal with liberation efforts in each town and city met with fierce resistance.

Military support to Iraqi forces from the US, Canada and other European allies was also bolstered by Russian logistical and military aid.

On 9 December 2017, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over ISIS after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country.

Abadi declared December 10th as a national holiday to be celebrated every year to mark the victory.

Following the defeat, ISIS have switched to an insurgency campaign in Iraq using guerrilla tactics

Victory Day is marked by a military parade and state television airing celebratory songs praising government forces.


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