Iraqi Army under artillery fire as it continues Mosul offensive
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The Iraqi Army military operation against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the western part of Mosul was filmed on Wednesday, as soldiers pushed towards the al-Nuri mosque held by jihadists. The army had to advance under artillery fire from the rooftops, while military helicopters fired rockets at IS targets. The mosque is the site from where the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed the creation of an Islamic "caliphate" back in 2014.