Iraqi armed forces are moving to retake western Mosul from ISIS.
Planes dropped millions of leaflets over the western half of the town, urging fighters to give up and asking residents to hold a white flag outdoors their house.
The United Nations estimates up to 800,000 people are nonetheless dwelling in western Mosul.
The trouble to liberate Mosul, at one time Iraq’s second-largest metropolis, started in October. The terrorist group was kicked out of the japanese half of the town by January.
Taking management of the western half of the town will probably be harder. The buildings are tightly packed, and small alleys might make it more durable for army automobiles to get by way of. And the western half of the town is extra densely populated.
ISIS took management of Mosul in 2014. It stays their final main stronghold within the nation.