Mosul battle: Fierce fighting as Iraqi troops push into Old City

Mosul battle: Fierce fighting as Iraqi troops push into Old City
 

The last Islamic State militants in Mosul are reportedly putting up fierce resistance as Iraqi forces try to seize their last stronghold in the city.
One commander said penetrating the jihadists' defences was very difficult, as they had blocked all entrances to the area and booby-trapped houses.
Overnight, aircraft dropped leaflets urging civilians to avoid open spaces and to take any opportunity to escape.
The UN says IS may be holding more than 100,000 people there as human shields.
Pro-government forces launched an offensive to retake Mosul in October with air and ground support from a... read more

 
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Source: BBC
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