Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:24AM
Iraqi rapid response forces carry their weapons during a battle against Daesh militants at the Bab al-Toub area in Mosul, Iraq, March 14, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
Iraqi rapid response forces carry their weapons during a battle against Daesh militants at the Bab al-Toub area in Mosul, Iraq, March 14, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Altaf Ahmad
Press TV, Mosul

Iraqi troops make fresh headway in their campaign to liberate the northern city of Mosul. They are now eying to fully flush out Daesh terrorists from the Mosul center and old city, where the infamous Mosul Grand Mosque is located. Iraqi forces say their operations have been slowed down to allow the safe evacuation of civilians caught in the crossfire.