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Qatari hostages in Iraq freed after 16 months

Twenty-six Qatari hostages, including members of the ruling family, were freed on Friday after being held by gunmen in Iraq for over a year, officials say.

Twenty-six Qatari hostages, including members of the ruling family, were freed on Friday after being held by gunmen in Iraq for over a year, officials say.

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Fighting rages on in western Mosul

An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be trapped in the area. UN camps are filling up with people fleeing the violence.

An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be trapped in the area. UN camps are filling up with people fleeing the violence.

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Iraq: battle for western Mosul hampered by ISIL tactics

The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.

The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.

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Drone footage of Mosul destruction

The Iraqi military is battling Islamic State group in a final push to take control of the parts of western Mosul that are still held by the extremist group.

The Iraqi military is battling Islamic State group in a final push to take control of the parts of western Mosul that are still held by the extremist group.

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Civilians used as human shields in Mosul

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

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ISIL's number two reportedly killed

Local media report the death of ISIL's second in command during an Iraqi airstrike in Mosul.

Local media report the death of ISIL's second in command during an Iraqi airstrike in Mosul.

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Iraqi troops "within metres" of symbolic mosque in Mosul

Recapturing the al-Nuri mosque in the western part of the city would be a hugely symbolic victory for the government troops

Recapturing the al-Nuri mosque in the western part of the city would be a hugely symbolic victory for the government troops

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'Mortar rounds' hit market in Iraqi controlled east Mosul

'Shelling' sparks a major fire among crowded market stalls in east Mosul, with both civilians and fire fighters battling to put it out.

'Shelling' sparks a major fire among crowded market stalls in east Mosul, with both civilians and fire fighters battling to put it out.

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Assisting the injured of Mosul

Iraqi federal police helped injured civilians advance through the rubble in the train station and through the muddy streets of Mosul on Sunday (19 March).

Iraqi federal police helped injured civilians advance through the rubble in the train station and through the muddy streets of Mosul on Sunday (19 March).

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Mosul residents try to resume 'normal life' after ISIL

The bustling street of the Al Naby Younis market in East Mosul proves that the residents who lived for three years under strict radical Islamic rule are now trying to return to some…

The bustling street of the Al Naby Younis market in East Mosul proves that the residents who lived for three years under strict radical Islamic rule are now trying to return to some…

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Mosul's museum freed from ISIL, but not in good shape

After being under ISIL control for more than two years, all that remains inside Mosul’s museum is destruction and traces of looting.

After being under ISIL control for more than two years, all that remains inside Mosul’s museum is destruction and traces of looting.

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ISIL close to collapse in Mosul say senior Iraqi military sources

ISIL is being squeezed in its last urban stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, as the city falls to Iraqi special forces, and the Islamic militants appear close to collapse.

ISIL is being squeezed in its last urban stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, as the city falls to Iraqi special forces, and the Islamic militants appear close to collapse.