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Fear, hunger and destruction in Mosul Old City as IS under pressure

Reuters Friday, 17 March 2017 ()
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - After five months of intense fighting, Iraqi forces have begun to drive back Islamic State into the dense and narrow-alleyed Old City of Mosul, with the mosque where its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in 2014 firmly in sight.
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After five months of intense fighting, Iraqi forces have begun to drive back Islamic State into the dense alleys of Mosul's Old City, but civilians face a desperate struggle to survive. Axel Threlfall reports.

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