By Mohamed Waleed, Sarhad Shakir and Ibrahim Saleh
- Five people were killed in fresh Daesh attacks in western Mosul on Tuesday, according to a local police officer.
Daesh militants attacked sites of the Iraqi federal police in Mosul’s Old City, killing a policeman and injuring four others, captain Ahmed al-Mosawi told Anadolu Agency.
He said eight militants were killed in ensuing clashes with police forces.
Three members of the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi militia were also killed in a Daesh attack on their position in the city’s western side.
“Six militiamen were injured in the assault,” al-Mosawi said.
Meanwhile, an Iraqi civilian was killed and three others were injured by Daesh militants as they attempted to flee Daesh-held areas in western Mosul.
Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition warplanes, are currently engaged in a massive offensive to oust the terrorist group from Mosul, Iraq’s once second largest city in terms of population.