Tuesday, 24 January 2017
BAGHDAD – The United Nations expressed “deep concern” on Tuesday about 750,000 civilians living in western Mosul, ahead of a U.S.-backed offensive to dislodge Islamic State from this area.
Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq, is divided into 2 halves by the Tigris river that runs through its centre.
Iraqi officials announced a takeover of the eastern side on Monday, after 100 days of fighting against the hardline militants who captured it in 2014.
Mosul had a pre-war population of about two million.
Source by: Internet