Fear, hunger and destruction in Mosul Old City as IS under pressure
Friday, 17 March 2017 () MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - After five months of intense fighting, Iraqi forces have begun to drive back Islamic State into the dense and narrow-alleyed Old City of Mosul, with the mosque where its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in 2014 firmly in sight.
After five months of intense fighting, Iraqi forces have begun to drive back Islamic State into the dense alleys of Mosul's Old City, but civilians face a desperate struggle to survive. Axel Threlfall reports.
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said they launched new assaults in Mosul's Old City on Monday after more than two weeks of only small advances and a high... Reuters India - WorldAlso reported by •DNA •Mid-Day