After a week-long offensive to recapture Tal Afar from Daesh, Iraqi military now says only five percent area of the city is under control of the militants.
Iraqi forces recaptured the first three districts of the Daesh stronghold on the third day of a US-backed offensive amidst an exodus of civilians from the city.
Daesh control over Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, has reportedly been narrowed down to just a few metres.
As the operation to dislodge Daesh from their stronghold of Mosul continues, Iraqi troops announce gains as they capture a district just north of the historic Old City quarter.
Concern is growing for thousands of civilians who remain trapped in Mosul as Iraqi forces and their allies prepare for a final push to liberate the city from Daesh.
Iraqi armed forces are making inroads towards the centre of Mosul after taking over western parts of the city from Daesh.
The Iraqi army has taken control of the last major road out of western Mosul as part of a US and Iran-backed military campaign to drive Daesh out of their last stronghold in Iraq.
Many of those fleeing were injured as they tried to find a way out of Daesh-held districts amid fierce fighting in the city.
At least 600,000 civilians are still trapped in western Mosul, while those who have managed to escape, end up at the Iraqi army's Tall Alraman base.
Iraqi forces disarmed booby traps and launched attacks on Daesh on several fronts as the battle for western Mosul intensifies.
The forces have dislodged Daesh from the hilltop village of Abu Saif, which overlooks the airport. The operation is part of a major offensive launched in October to drive Daesh out of Mosul.
Iraqi forces are preparing for a push into the western part of Mosul to drive Daesh out of its last stronghold in the country.
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