Originally published June 19, 2017 at 02:53a.m., updated June 19, 2017 at 02:53a.m.
IRBIL, Iraq -- Iraqi forces on Sunday began penetrating the narrow streets and warrens of Mosul's heavily populated Old City in the last phase of a monthslong operation against Islamic State militants, a battle that U.S. commanders have described as one of the toughest in urban warfare since World War II.
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