Updated at 11:09 p.m. EST, March 9, 2017
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly left the Mosul theater.
Badush prison, where hundreds if not thousands of inmates have been executed, was captured on Wednesday.
The retaken antiquities museum in Mosul is a scene of utter destruction. Crushed statues, burnt manuscripts, and other ancient artifacts lie ruined. Elsewhere, authorities discovered several ancient carvings in a captured tunnel used by the militants. The previously unknown artifacts may be part of a temple or palace that the militants have accidentally found.
The U.S. government is considering sending 1,000 troops to Kuwait as a reserve force to fight ISIS/Daesh.
Over 72,000 people have fled western Mosul now.
At least 178 were killed and 63 more were wounded:
In Kirkuk, a police officer was shot dead.
Security forces killed 30 militants at Badush prison.
Ten militants were killed in Rawah.
A suicide bomber was killed in Mandali.
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