Food is harder to find in west Mosul, say fleeing Iraqis

Umm Mohammed decided to flee western Mosul after her husband told her the alternative was that they starve. Their family — six boys and a girl — had been eating little for the last three months as money ran out and supplies became harder to get a hold of in the half of the northern Iraqi city that is still under the rule of the Islamic State group. Iraqi forces, after capturing the east in January, have been gearing up for a final assault on the west that officials say could come at any...