IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

The Iraqi official said that ISIS has launched talks with al-Qaeda after losing large territory in northern Iraq.

The spokesman for the Joint Operation Command in Iraq said Sunday that the Islamic State attacked government troops in western Mosul with a type of gas, the second such attack in as many days.

They were some of the around 400,000 people still in western Mosul where Iraqi military forces are trying to dislodge IS from the Old City.

The war between ISIS militants and Iraqi forces is taking a heavy toll on several hundred thousand civilians trapped inside the city, with severely malnourished babies reaching hospitals in government-held areas.

Brigadier General Rick Uribe, a senior coalition commander, lamented that they find it hard to negotiate alleyways and narrow streets.

"We are expected to liberate the area today", he said.

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Mosul's permanent bridges over the Tigris river have been destroyed during the fighting, but the army had built two pontoon bridges which had allowed people to flee to safety in the east, and aid to get through to a camp for the displaced on the western side of the river.

The assault on Mosul began in October 2016 with two special forces - the Counter-Terrorism Service and Rapid Response Division - advancing to the city's south, west and north before overrunning the eastern side earlier this year.

As many as 500,000 civilians could remain in parts of western Mosul under Daesh jihadist group control, OCHA estimates.

A press statement by Iraqi Federal Police Forces - Chief Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat - said that the police force took down one of the organisation's leaders Mahmaoud Ali Mahmoud, during one of the engagements against IS elements in Mosul, according to a Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) report.

Iraqi "successes in Mosul obscure how (IS) has successfully been resurging in other provinces in Iraq", Martin said.

The military also told the people to hide into basements of their houses or to stay in the downstairs of their buildings, if no basement available, when clashes erupt in their neighborhoods, the statement said.

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