An Iraqi counter terrorism services  member prays in the Old City of Mosul on Monday during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces slowed their advance on Tuesday through the last streets in Mosul controlled by Islamic State where militants and civilians are packed in(...)

Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service troops rest  beside the ruins of Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul after it was retaken from Islamic State on Thursday. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State proclai(...)

The al-Hadba minaret of  the Grand al-Nuri Mosque is seen through a  window in the Old City of Mosul on June 1st. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, bu(...)