Trapped in a shrinking area of control in the city, Isis militants use the several hundred thousand trapped civilians as human shields.
Nasa uses satellite images of Middle East to show how war is changing the region.
A selection of photographs, covering a variety of topics from current events to animals, weather and travel.
Reports say that up to 5 blasts killed civilians and Kurdish-led fighters in Rajm al-Salibeh, Syria.
US-backed forces are fighting Isis in the northern Iraqi city once the largest city under Isis control.
Before being taken by Isis, Hatra had withstood sieges from two Roman emperors.
The car bomb reportedly targeted a busy street in the Iraqi capital, which houses several foreign media offices.
Apr 29, 2017
By Ananya Roy
"We know who's going to be prime minister on 9 June...It will be Theresa May," former PM admitted.
Erdoğan defends strikes that killed Kurdish fighters battling Isis.
Apr 27, 2017
By Tareq Haddad
Jihadists disguised as Iraqi troops gun down civilians who cheer them.
Local sources in Iraq claim another Isis terrorist took 'revenge' against the animals.
Apr 25, 2017
By Mark Piggott
They gathered in the Kurdish town of Koya for the match.
President Assad denies involvement in the attack that saw the US launch a retaliatory missile strike.
Police are reported to be investigating leads dating back to the Gulf War and a 'Three Kings' style heist.
Apr 11, 2017
By Josh Robbins
The Muntazah al-Nour zoo has been completely destroyed amid fighting between jihadists and Iraqi soldiers.
'They are also refugees': Simba the Lion and Lula the Bear rescued from zoo in Isis stronghold Mosul
Apr 11, 2017
By Paul Wright
Palm Sunday commemorates the day Christians believe Jesus entered Jerusalem and was welcomed as the messiah only to be crucified five days later.
Award-winning photojournalist Carl Court visited the Hamam al-Alil refugee camp as the fight to liberate Mosul from Isis enters its sixth month.
While some Iraqis are being pampered, thousands of others just a short distance away are trying to get into a crowded refugee camp.
While war against Isis rages in Mosul, Iraqis bathe in healing hot waters at nearby Hammam al-Alil spa