Iraqi security forces have recaptured the Mosul bank from ISIS
Rapid Response soldiers also seized a building that housed Islamic State's main court of justice, Lieutenant Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammadawi, a spokesman for the elite interior ministry units, said.
The court was known for delivering harsh sentences, including stonings, throwing people suspected of being homosexual off the roofs of high buildings and chopping off the hands of alleged thieves, reflecting Islamic State's extreme ideology.
Latest chilling photographs released from Mosul Tue, March 7, 2017
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces push further into the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul, capturing a damaged bridge which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river
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An Iraqi special forces soldier checks men for explosive belts as they cross from Islamic State controlled part of Mosul to Iraqi forces controlled part of Mosul
Islamic State looted the bank when they took the city in 2014
The central bank branch and the justice court are in the same area as the main government buildings complex that Rapid Response stormed overnight.
The news comes after Iraqi troops may have killed "tens" of Islamic State jihadis in an offensive military manoeuvre to reclaim the war-torn city of Mosul.
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