Reports Since 06/18/2017 17:56 am (Baghdad time)
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Iraqis hope to start with Iraqi forces on Sunday to break into the old city of Mosul under the control of the organization in an attack Daesh to be the last part of an ongoing campaign eight months ago to grab a stronghold of terrorists.
The old city is under the control of the last bastion of terrorism in Mosul, which was considered by the organization alleged in Iraq, his capital.
Old City densely populated and consists of narrow alleys where it usually is fighting a house for a house.
The United Nations says about one hundred thousand civilians are still trapped there in appalling conditions with food, water and medicine shortages and dwindling access to hospitals opportunities.
The International Rescue Committee said in a statement, “This will be a shocking about one hundred thousand people are still trapped in the old city of Mosul … now face the risk that caught up in fierce fighting is expected to be on the streets.”
Abdul Ghani al-Asadi team commander of the anti-terrorism forces leading the attack. “This is another chapter,” he said in a campaign to restore Mosul.
It provides the international coalition led by the United States in support of air and ground campaign.
Air strikes during the day targeted a medical complex located just north of the old city along the west bank of the Tigris River.
And armored vehicles headed toward the front north of the ancient city could be heard as the sound of shelling and gunfire.
Part of the medical complex, which includes the largest hospitals in Mosul under the control of terrorists as the use of its buildings as sites snipers still.
The researcher said Hisham al-Hashemi said Kanaan horses Abdullah Abu safe security operations commander for the organization Daesh in the old city were killed in the clashes took place in the morning.
The Iraqi government initially hoped to regain Mosul by the end of 2016 but the campaign took longer with the disappearance of terrorists among civilians.
It is also used to organize Daesh cars and motorcycles mined and booby-traps and sniper fire and mortar to face Iraqi forces.
The International Rescue Committee, “the old city buildings are particularly vulnerable to collapse even if it is not directly targeted, which could lead to the deaths of more than hundreds of civilians who have been killed so far in the air strikes that occurred in the rest of the city.”
Major General Maan al-Saadi from the anti-terrorism forces “are trying to be very careful using light and medium weapons to avoid casualties among civilians.”
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Hundreds of civilians have been killed near the front lines of fighting in the past three weeks while they were fleeing the old city as Iraqi forces were unable to secure exit corridors for them.
Colonel Salam Faraj of the Iraqi army, told Reuters: “We expect that the thousands of families to flee from the old city we have taken all the arrangements to evacuate them from the front lines of fighting.”
The United Nations said on Friday that the snipers Daesh shooting at families trying to escape on foot or by boat across the Tigris River in the tactic to keep the civilians as human shields.
The Iraqi army is believed that the number of fighters Daesh in the old city does not exceed 300, down from about six thousand when the battle of Mosul began on 17 October.
Numan morning, a spokesman for the anti-terrorism channel, said Dubai-based event that the operation will now focus on street fighting will be the use of air strikes and artillery limited as the region’s densely populated and rickety buildings.
Iraqi forces have regained control of the east of Mosul in January and then began a month later, an attack on the west side, which includes the old city of Mosul.
The fall of Mosul, Iraq will represent virtually the end of the half of the “State of the alleged caliphate” declared Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of al Daesh in a speech delivered at Al-Nouri mosque three years ago and includes parts of Iraq and Syria.
Also in Syria, organized retreats, especially in the face of an alliance led by Kurds backed by Washington. And tenderness, the stronghold of President Daesh in Syria, besieged.
Leaving al-Baghdadi is fighting in Mosul and tenderness for field commanders to flee to the area on the border between Iraq and Syria.
And killed by US air strikes dozens of leaders of the organization during the past two years, including Abu Omar, a senior Chechen military leader and Abu Mohammad al-Adnani propaganda official Abu Ali Anbari, a senior administrative leadership in the organization.
It is estimated that about 200 thousand people were trapped behind Daesh lines in Mosul in May, but the number declined with the progress of government troops in the city.
According to aid organizations that nearly 850 thousand, which is more than one-third of the population of Mosul before the war, fled the city and are living in camps for the displaced or with friends or relatives. It ended 29 / m h n