Thousands are fleeing the city as the fight for western Mosul escalates after Iraq launched a military operation last week to drive Daesh out of their last major stronghold in the country.
Iraqi forces disarmed booby traps and launched attacks on Daesh on several fronts as the battle for western Mosul intensifies.
James Mattis arrived in the Iraqi capital on Monday, as US-back Iraqi forces entered day two of their campaign to take western Mosul from Daesh.
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