ISIS Shows Alleged Civilian Casualties of 'American Airstrike' in Mosul

ISIS Shows Alleged Civilian Casualties of 'American Airstrike' in Mosul

Iraqi forces are slowly securing the sprawling Mosul University campus as they battle Islamic State militants.

Rudaw's Sidad Lashkri who was embedded with the ICTS in Mosul university said that airstrikes were carried out against the ISIS position before making their way into different buildings in the university, one of largest educations compounds in Iraq.

Nearly all of the east of Mosul has been recaptured by USA -backed Iraqi forces but areas west of the river Tigris, are still under IS control. "In the coming hours it will be liberated completely", Lieutenant General Abdelwahab al-Saadi of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) was quoted as saying by agencies.

In previous instances of ISIS taking out bridges ahead of Iraqi troop advances, including in the cases of military operations in Qayyara and Anbar, Iraqi forces built temporary or floating bridges, causing troops to slow down but not to stop.

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul have said up to 30 civilians were killed in an airstrike on a district held by Islamic State this week.

The Iraqi forces also found chemical substances IS had used to try to make weapons, CTS commander Sami al-Aridhi said. Its fighter jets have bombed the group in Iraq since 2014.

"We have learned through many, many years that unless there is simultaneous pressure across multiple ends of their flank, they just have the ability to disappear and pop up somewhere else", Slotkin said, emphasising on working "by, with and through" local partners in order for a "success to stick".

Pharmaceutical stocks fall on Trump vow to slash Medicare drug prices
Overall, the Stockholm Nasdaq Stock Exchange fell to -0.4 percent in early morning trading, but climbed to -0.19 percent by 11am. Mr Trump said pharmaceutical companies would be coming back to the United States from overseas.

Grigor Dimitrov claims first ATP title in two and half years
Dimitrov has never won against his opponent in Sunday's final with Nishikori enjoying a 3-0 head-to-head record. I don't remember the last time I felt that good on and off the court.

Year-Old Orders Dollhouse, Cookies on Amazon Echo
Smart home connectivity represents a new frontier, made possible through services such as Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. The connectivity will depend on the driver's smartphone and Amazon Echo , Echo Dot, or Tap inside the vehicle owner's home.

Seizing control of Hadba, a large district, would likely take more than a day, and Islamic State (IS) were deploying suicide bombers, he added.

The current operations are part of the latest phase launched last month to retake Mosul.

"We were targeted with only four auto bombs where before [IS militants] would send 20 in one day", said special forces Lieutenant Zain al-Abadeen.

The United Nations' humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) said almost 700 people had been taken to hospitals in cities in Kurdish-controlled areas outside Mosul in the last week, and more than 817 had required hospital treatment a week earlier.

A top ICTS commander told Rudaw TV that Friday was a "hard" day for ISIS in Mosul.

Iraq Body Count, a group run by academics and peace activists that has counted violent deaths in the country since 2003, said 21 to 25 civilians were reported killed on Thursday in a strike on that area.

Related news:

loading...

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Missing newborn baby abducted from Florida hospital found 18 years later
Jan 15, 2017 - 00:27
It was not immediately clear if Gloria Williams has entered a plea or retained an attorney or if she has been extradited from SC . An infant who was abducted in hospital by a woman posing as a health worker has been found alive , more than 18 years later.

NFL Playoff Divisional Round 2017, schedule, and TV channels
Jan 14, 2017 - 00:45
A couple of this weekend's divisional round games look like they could be hotly contested matchups that could go down to the wire. The game , held two days before Christmas in 1972, is known for one thing: the catch made by Franco Harris that won the game .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China rejects USA trade accusations
Jan 14, 2017 - 00:42
China has rapidly expanded its aluminum production capacity in recent years and now produces more than half the world's aluminum. LLC; Kaiser Aluminum; Astro Shapes, Inc.; Aerolite Extrusion Co.; and General Extrusions Inc.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon Pulls India Flag Doormat After Worker Expulsion Threats
Jan 14, 2017 - 00:39
A spokesman for the ministry, Vikas Swarup, today tweeted a letter in which he said Amazon expressed "regret" over the incident. American online retailer Café Press also sold T-shirts for canines with the Indian national emblem imprinted on them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MI man ticketed $128 for leaving vehicle running in driveway
Jan 13, 2017 - 00:15
Taylor Trupiano was amazed to come out to his motor, which he had running in the early morning to heat it up. If the key is in the auto , it's a state and local violation, because somebody could take off in the vehicle.

IranAir Receives First Delivery of Airbus Jet
Jan 12, 2017 - 00:25
While Boeing remains the world's No. 1 planemaker after delivering 748 jets, its backlog declined by 80 aircraft to 5,715. Deliveries rebounded in December after some issues with engines and cabin equipment in the supply chain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Instagram Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ad Pop-Ups In Stories
Jan 12, 2017 - 00:23
From there, it seems safe to assume that Instagram will expand Stories ads quickly, letting more and more companies run ads . Instagram stories feature and along with it these business tools will be rolled out to everyone globally in coming weeks.

Gildan wins race to acquire American Apparel
Jan 12, 2017 - 00:21
Most of Gildan's current employees work outside the US , in places like the Caribbean and Central American countries. Under Charney, American Apparel gained notoriety for its racy advertising and its leader's brash antics.

WWE announces New Orleans will host WrestleMania 34 in 2018
Jan 11, 2017 - 00:15
According to an official statement released by the company on Monday morning , the WWE has found a location for WrestleMania 34. Professional wrestling fans officially heard what had been rumored for weeks: WrestleMania is returning to New Orleans.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Retro-Bit announces Super Retro Boy
Jan 11, 2017 - 00:13
One company identified as Retro-bit has revealed another retro-style console called Super Retro Boy. Experts have given their verdict on the Super Retro Boy after a hands-on demonstration at CES 2017.

Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dead
Jan 09, 2017 - 00:27
Rafsanjani was a skilled behind-the-scenes operator in the labyrinthine world of Iranian politics. Rafsanjani was born in 1934 in the central Iranian city of Rafsanjan to a family of farmers.

Hear Mark Hamill Read Donald Trump Tweet as the Joker
Jan 09, 2017 - 00:26
The tweet is labelled " The Trumpster quote #1", which, we can only hope, means there will be more to follow. Garnering over 20K retweets and 40K likes on Twitter , it's clear Mark Hamill has a hit on his hands.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Peanut allergy in infants can be prevented naturally
Jan 08, 2017 - 00:28
Anthony Fauci, the director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, said, "It's an important step forward". The new guidelines are an addendum to the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States.

Today's talks have failed - the Tube strike is expected go on
Jan 08, 2017 - 00:24
John Leach, regional organiser for RMT told Sky News that London Underground's position has not changed throughout the week. There are no services between Victoria, King's Cross, Paddington, Euston, Bank, London Bridge, and Waterloo stations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' debuts on HBO
Jan 07, 2017 - 00:13
Last week, four days after suffering from cardiac arrest while on an airplane, "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60.