Iraqi forces say they will soon declare victory over Daesh, a day after formally announcing the end of the insurgents' self-declared caliphate and the capture of the historic mosque which symbolized their power.
A series of suicide attacks have killed at least three people and injured dozens as the battle for the last district in the hands of Daesh nears its end.
In a new push from the north of Mosul, Iraqi forces aim to complete the encirclement of Daesh-held Old City centre.
The attack was carried out about by four suicide bombers and took place on the day when hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims gathered in Baghdad to commemorate a revered imam.
More than 280 thousand civilians from Mosul have fled their homes, while others are still under threat, as the battle for Mosul intensifies.
In the early part of the last century it was not Daesh that propelled Mosul into international news. It was a thirst for oil that pushed global powers to fight over the city.
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