Al Jazeera: Advance into heart of Mosul slows as ISIL fights back
Iraqi army says advance slowed as ISIL hit back with suicide bombers and snipers and civilians are threatened.
Iraq's special forces worked to fully push a fiercely resisting ISIL from neighborhoods on Mosul's eastern edge while bombings killed at least 11 people elsewhere in the country.
The current phase and slower pace highlight the challenges ahead for Iraqi forces as they press into more populated areas deeper inside Mosul, where the civilian presence means they may not be able to rely as much on air raids.
"There are a lot of civilians and we are trying to protect them," said Lt Col Muhanad al-Timimi. "This is one of the hardest battles that we've faced till now."
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Fighting intensifies in Mosul as Iraqi forces push forward -- DW
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Islamic State tunnels below Mosul are a hidden and deadly danger -- Washington Post
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