Aerial view of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Iraq's military pushed deeper into Mosul's Old City Wednesday, taking two more districts from Daesh (ISIS) and bringing it closer to total control of the city.The army's 16th infantry division captured Hadarat al-Saada and Al-Ahmadiyah, the military said in a statement. Daesh still controls the mosque's grounds and about half of the territory in the Old City, its last redoubt in Mosul.The military estimates up to 350 militants are dug in among civilians in wrecked houses and crumbling infrastructure.Five Daesh fighters tried to flee across the Tigris River to the eastern side of Mosul but were killed by security forces, the military said Wednesday.
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