Prisoners, whether or not they have been charged with ISIS affiliation, have fundamental rights and they need to be moved out of these facilities as quickly as possible, Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch, told RT.
The families that lived in the heavily damaged neighborhoods of the western part of the city are unlikely to be able to return home for months, if not longer, says Lise Grande, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq.
The Human Rights Watch report called for the coalition to take more care in conducting its bombing campaign, particularly with regards to the types and size of bombs it is dropping, explains the organization's senior Iraq researcher Belkis Wille.
Islamic State terrorists have vowed to “fight to the death” and are using civilians as human shields in Mosul as Iraqi forces make a final push to retake Iraq's second-largest city. The US coalition said victory in Mosul is now “imminent.”
The devastation in western Mosul is extreme, the people have been damaged, says Peter Hawkins of the UNICEF mission in Iraq. The psycho-social care of children of the Iraqi city has to be our paramount concern, he added.
If reports are confirmed that Russian airstrikes killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, it won’t matter who his replacement is, says author Nicolas Davies. Professor Jamal Wakeem and military analyst Kamal Alam also join the conversation.