Iraqi forces launch assault on Mosul’s last Isil-held district 

18 Jun

Iraqi forces launched an assault Sunday to retake Mosul’s Old City, the last district still held by Islamic State three years after the jihadists seized the northern city and declared their “caliphate”.

Military commanders told AFP the assault had begun at dawn, after overnight air strikes by the US-led coalition backing Iraqi forces, and that the jihadists were putting up fierce resistance.

The push into Mosul’s Old City – a densely populated warren of narrow alleyways on the western side of Mosul – marks the culmination of a months-long campaign by Iraq forces to retake Isil’s last major urban stronghold in the country.

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