Iraqi troops launched an offensive in the Old city of Mosul
The Iraqi army announced the start of an offensive on the Old city of Mosul — the last area under the control of the “Islamic state”.
According to the report, the special forces advancing from the West, and Federal police from the South.
According to the UN, in the Old town remain to 100 thousand civilians. They were told to leave the city.
Over the past two weeks, according to estimates of the organization, in the Western part of Mosul killed around 230 civilians. Some were victims of airstrikes and shelling while trying to escape from the city, snipers shot the IG.
Those who managed to escape told of the terrible living conditions in the city: according to them, the locals run out of food and water.
Operation Iraqi forces to liberate Mosul, which is supported by US, lasts for the ninth month.
Militants organization “Islamic state” banned in several countries, including Russia, keep the city in the summer of 2014.