Iraq troops battle ISIL on edge of Mosul’s Old City – video

A street on the edge of Mosul's Old City is pictured in this video grab from footage filmed on April 2, 2017. Florian Neuhof for The National

In the battle for west Mosul, Iraqi forces are often only metres away from ISIL fighters. Watch as they fire at an abandoned school, trying to keep the extremists at bay.