Victory Day in Iraq in 2024

Victory Day in Iraq in 2024
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Victory Day
  Dates of Victory Day in Iraq
2025 Iraq Wed, Dec 10 National Holiday
2024 Iraq Tue, Dec 10 National Holiday
2023 Iraq Sun, Dec 10 National Holiday
2022 Iraq Sat, Dec 10 National Holiday
2021 Iraq Fri, Dec 10 National Holiday

This public holiday is to celebrate the defeat of ISIS in December 2017

When is Iraqi Victory Day?

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

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 December 9th 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 has 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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