In Iraq, door-to-door fight between government forces and Islamic State militants continues in old city of Mosul.

However, a military spokesperson of government forces has claimed that they have gained some fresh ground.

Heavy exchanges of gunfire and mortar rounds could be heard from the neighbourhoods facing the old city across the Tigris river that bisects Mosul into a western and eastern sides.

Meanwhile, several hundred thousand civilians trapped inside the city, with severely malnourished babies reaching hospitals in government-held areas.

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