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Iraqi forces capture central bank branch in Mosul, Daesh justice court

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Author: ReutersTue, 2017-03-07ID: 1488868423896896000
BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces on Tuesday captured the central bank’s main branch in Mosul, which Daesh militants had looted when they overran the city in 2014, a military spokesman said.
Rapid Response soldiers also seized a building that housed Daesh’s main court of justice, Lt. Col. Abdel Amir Al-Mohammadawi, a spokesman for the elite interior ministry units, told Reuters.
The court was known for delivering harsh sentences, including stonings, throwing people off building roofs and chopping off hands, reflecting Daesh’s extreme ideology. The central bank branch and the justice court are in the same area as the main government buildings complex that Rapid Response stormed overnight.
(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli)
Main category: Middle-EastTags: MosulIraqDaeshIslamic StateISILrelated_nodes: US-backed Iraqi forces capture Mosul bridge, close in on government buildingsWave of Daesh car bombs targets Iraqi troops in west MosulOver 45,000 displaced by west Mosul fighting: IOMIraqi forces in Mosul fight Daesh counter-attack

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