PM announces on state TV Iraq’s war against IS has ended

(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gestures, during a press conference, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday,

BAGHDAD — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges remain despite the military victory.