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Iraq: Thousands flee Mosul’s Old City as army begins final push against IS *GRAPHIC*02:18

Iraq: Thousands flee Mosul’s Old City as army begins final push against IS *GRAPHIC*

Iraq, Mosul
July 2, 2017 at 14:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of residents continued to flee the Maidan neighbourhood of Mosul's Old City, Sunday, as the Iraqi army makes what it says is its final push against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) in the embattled city.

Footage captured children and families fleeing the neighbourhood, as well as a woman suffering from heat stroke amid temperatures that have topped 50 degrees Celsius. Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) were seen patrolling the neighbourhood and offering assistance.

Footage also showed the remains of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul's Old Town, which could be seen from afar after much of the site was allegedly blown up by IS last week.

The military operation against IS in Mosul began on October 17 last year, an offensive fronted by the Iraqi military and backed by US-led coalition forces. The militant group captured the city in 2014.

Thousands of Mosul residents have been forced to flee the fighting as the campaign has escalated, while an estimated 50,000 civilians still remain in areas under IS control. Senior commanders predict a full recapture of the city in just a few days' time.

Iraq: Thousands flee Mosul’s Old City as army begins final push against IS *GRAPHIC*02:18
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Hundreds of residents continued to flee the Maidan neighbourhood of Mosul's Old City, Sunday, as the Iraqi army makes what it says is its final push against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) in the embattled city.

Footage captured children and families fleeing the neighbourhood, as well as a woman suffering from heat stroke amid temperatures that have topped 50 degrees Celsius. Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) were seen patrolling the neighbourhood and offering assistance.

Footage also showed the remains of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul's Old Town, which could be seen from afar after much of the site was allegedly blown up by IS last week.

The military operation against IS in Mosul began on October 17 last year, an offensive fronted by the Iraqi military and backed by US-led coalition forces. The militant group captured the city in 2014.

Thousands of Mosul residents have been forced to flee the fighting as the campaign has escalated, while an estimated 50,000 civilians still remain in areas under IS control. Senior commanders predict a full recapture of the city in just a few days' time.

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