Coalition raids kill 5 civilians near ISIL-held Mosul

Iraqi army, meanwhile, captures strategic oilfield northeast of ISIL-held city

Coalition raids kill 5 civilians near ISIL-held Mosul

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least five civilians were killed Wednesday by airstrikes carried out by U.S.-led coalition aircraft in and around ISIL-held Mosul, according to Iraqi military sources.

"Mosul’s forensic medicine department received the bodies of five civilians early Wednesday, along with those of eight ISIL militants killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Mosul’s Al-Qahira district on the east bank of the Tigris River," Iraqi army officer Younis Khalil al-Taie said.

"Mosul’s general hospital, meanwhile, received seven civilians severely injured in the same air raid," al-Taie told Anadolu Agency.

"Unarmed civilians are being killed in these raids because ISIL militants have positioned themselves in residential neighborhoods without any regard for civilians’ welfare," he said.

In a related development, the Iraqi army announced the capture of a major oilfield northeast of Mosul.

"The army’s 16th Brigade has taken the Talkeif oilfield along the Mosul axis," read an Iraqi army statement issued Wednesday.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Ekim 2016, 08:53