RT News - February 28, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

The fight against Islamic State in the Iraqi city of Mosul sees a surge in civilian casualties, as people attempt to flee the conflict. And the humanitarian situation is worsening for the hundreds of thousands that remain trapped in the city. The chairman of the U.S. Intelligence Committee says a witch hunt against Americans accused of ties with Moscow is wrong - as the allegations lack evidence.  Israeli border police have begun evicting Jewish settlers from a settlement in the West Bank after a court orders its demolition. Donald Trump recently called on Israel's leader to - quote - "hold off on settlements for a little bit".