Military in Mosul push
IRAQ’S military has pushed deeper into Mosul’s Old City, taking two more districts from Islamic State and coming closer to total control of the city.
The army’s 16th infantry division captured Hadarat alSaada and al-Ahmadiyya. The areas are northwest of the historic Grand al-Nuri Mosque, which the militants destroyed last week.
IS still controls the mosque’s grounds and about half of the territory in the Old City. A US-led international coalition is providing air and ground support.