Iraqi special forces continued battling Islamic State group (IS) militants in the western Mosul neighbourhoods of al-Eraibi and al-Rifaie on Monday.
The recent push is part of the attempt to encircle IS in Mosul’s old city.
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces sought to dislodge fighters entrenched in a central mosque before the holy month of Ramadan.
Dozens of civilians were also seen fleeing the areas.
Iraqi officers said clearing operations were continuing in the two neighbourhoods.