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More than a hundred IS militants were killed when the Mosul mosque when suspected US jets reportedly targeted their 'hideout' in West Mosul.

A family tries to go back home to Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

A family tries to go back home to Mosul

A family from Mosul decided to go back to their home in liberated Mosul, as the army and police worked to secure the area.

Mosul church turned into IS religious police base Mosul church turned into IS religious police base

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul church turned into IS religious police base

The walls of Um al-Mauna Church in Iraq's west Mosul were plastered with IS propaganda before it was recaptured by Iraqi troops this week.

House-to-house fighting in new Iraqi offensive on west Mosul

The New Arab

House-to-house fighting in new Iraqi offensive on west Mosul

Some of the fiercest fighting in weeks is taking place in west Mosul, as IS defenders put up still resistance against a new Iraqi army assault.

The New Arab

Iraqi forces capture key Mosul bridge in westward push

Having liberated Mosul's International Airport, Iraqi forces are now pushing into the west of the city, and aim to establish a 'ribbon bridge' across the Euphrates to facilitate ongoing operations

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