Fighting around Mosul leaves majority in Isis-held city without water

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Key water pipeline hit as UN warns of siege-like situation in Iraq’s second largest city where food supplies are running low

Fighting around Mosul has cut off water supplies for about 650,000 people in the Islamic State stronghold, as the UN warned that a siege-like situation was developing with food stocks running low after weeks of clashes.

A broad coalition of anti-Isis troops is closing in on Iraq’s second largest city, but progress is slow in urban areas because militants have dug in and are hiding among up to a million civilians, using them as human shields.

Related: UK commander in Iraq calls for patience over retaking Mosul from Isis

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