"The number of people, who returned to their areas of inhabitancy in the Nineveh province since the start of the operation on its liberation amounts to 253,300… The total number of refugees from the province amounts to 952,621 people," the statement said.
According to Minister of Displacement and Migration Mohammed Jaaf, a total of 34,902 refugees from the Nineveh province returned home in July.
The Daesh terrorist group took over Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city, in June 2014. The operation aimed at liberating the city from terrorists began in October 2016.
On July 9, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi officially announced that Iraqi security forces had finally liberated Mosul after months of fighting against the Daesh.