Iraqi forces attack Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces attack Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces say they have launched an assault on Mosul's Old City, the last district held by so-called Islamic State.

Special forces are advancing on the district from the west and federal police are on the southern front, a statement said.

The UN says as many as 100,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in the densely populated Old City.

They have been told to leave the area if they can.



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