Western Mosul Residents Evacuated as Combat With Islamic State Rages

The Iraqi military carried out airstrikes and ground operations against the Islamic State in western Mosul’s Mosul al-Jadidah neighborhood on March 15. As fighting escalated in the area, hundreds of local residents were evacuated.

Iraqi forces captured additional territory in central Mosul’s Old City, as well as the Wadi al-Ayin, Nablus, and Yarmouk Market neighborhoods. During military operations in Mosul al-Jadidah, Iraqi media said, three local IS commanders were killed in airstrikes,

This video, captured by local journalists, shows hundreds of Mosul residents from Wadi al-Ayin and Mosul al-Jadidah fleeing the city with the help of nearby Iraqi forces. Credit: YouTube/Al-Mawsleya via Storyful

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