BBC: Mosul battle: Iraqis open up new front to retake city from IS
Iraqi security forces say they have opened a new front in the operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul.
Units from the army's 9th Division and interior ministry's Rapid Response Force are moving on the Kanisa, Haramat and Mushairfa districts from the north.
They will join troops who are pushing into the Old City from the south.
The troops launched a major offensive to recapture Mosul - the last major IS urban stronghold in Iraq - in October.
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