With IS militants purged from the eastern half of the city, security forces prepare for the next phase of battle while residents strive to recover from two months of urban warfare.
Despite losing ground in Mosul, IS militants to the east have stepped up insurgent attacks, conducting deadly raids on security forces, oil infrastructure, and rural villages.
Demonstrations roil southern provinces in response to the former PM's visit, highlighting destabilizing rivalries within and among Shia political blocs.
Before they were driven out of Qayarah, IS militants destroyed a refinery that powered the economy of Ninewa province. Now, it's a focal point in efforts to rebuild.