Iraq warns Mosul civilians, tells IS 'surrender or die'

An Iraqi woman walking past destroyed buildings south of Mosul on May 28, 2017. Iraqi forces warn civilians to stay indoors and to take any opportunity to escape as they move in to retake the Old City. IS has also been warned to surrender or die. – AFP pic, June 19, 2017.

IRAQI authorities have dropped leaflets over Mosul warning civilians to stay inside and are telling jihadists to “surrender or die” after launching an assault to retake the Old City.

Iraqi forces launched an assault yesterday to recapture the Old City, the last district of Mosul still held by IS after a months-long offensive.

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