A prominent female Kurdish journalist has been killed, while reporting on the ongoing offensive in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
A Kurdish female reporter has been killed while reporting on the battle for Mosul in Iraq.
Shifa Gardi, who worked for Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw, was killed by a roadside bomb as she covered the advance of Iraqi forces into western areas still held by Islamic State militants.
Rudaw said that Gardi, 30, had broken the stereotypes of male-dominated journalism.
Iraqi forces continue to face stiff resistance from IS as they advance.