US-backed Iraqi forces encircled a mosque in Mosul's Old City where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-style "caliphate" in 2014.
The offensive to retake the Old City was launched on Sunday but progress has been slow as Iraqi forces encounter stiff resistance from Daesh members.
Daesh fighters are moving house to house through holes knocked in inner walls to avoid air surveillance. It is a battle that is being fought street by street as Iraqi forces attempt to retake Mosul.
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