Monday, June 19, 2017

The Battle For The Old City Of Mosul Is Now House To House

Reuters: Mosul Old City battle goes house to house as Islamic State fighters defend

Islamic State fighters defended their remaining stronghold in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, moving stealthily along narrow back alleys as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces slowly advanced.

The intensity of fighting was lower than on Sunday, when Iraqi forces announced the start of the assault on the Old City, a Reuters visuals team reported from near the frontlines.

The historic district, and a tiny area to its north, are the only parts of the city still under the militants' control. Mosul used to be the Iraqi capital of the group, also known as ISIS.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressed alarm on Monday at the situation of the civilians in the Old City, estimated at more than 100,000 by the United Nations.

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More News On The Battle For Mosul

Mosul battle: Fierce fighting as Iraqi troops push into Old City -- BBC
Iraqi forces move into Mosul's old town -- France 24
Iraqi forces fight their way into the narrow streets of Mosul’s historic center -- Washington Post
Iraqi Forces Begin Assault on Mosul’s Old City -- New York Times
Government forces begin storming Mosul's Old City as Islamic State makes a last stand in its Iraqi 'capital' -- L.A. Times
Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn IS 'surrender or die' -- Daily Mail
Iraq warns Mosul civilians, tells IS 'surrender or die' -- Daily Mail
For 100,000 trapped civilians, the battle for Mosul has reached its final but deadliest stage -- The Independent
Path to Safety From Besieged Mosul Leads Through Hole in Wall -- US News and World Report
Mosul, Iraq: Nowhere safe for civilians as battle intensifies -- Relief Web
Iraqi journalist killed, 3 French wounded after Mosul mine: sources -- Reuters

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