Mosul Iraqi Troop – CWEB.com
Today Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, an assault they hope to be the last in the nine-month old campaign to seize the militants’ stronghold.
Iraqi troops have moved in on the last ISIS stronghold in Iraq’s second largest city following an eight month campaign to destroy the terror group in Mosul.
The US-backed army has driven the militants out of all but a handful of neighborhoods after launching a massive operation to retake the city last October.
The extremists are expected to make their last stand in the Old City, a densely populated quarter with narrow, winding alleys where they are holding as many as 150,000 civilians hostage.
ISIS are said to be using these people, living in ‘desperate’ conditions with little food and water, as human shields.