Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is using Iraqi city residents as human shields to slow down the Iraqi army, which has nearly encircled the city. It is killing those desperate enough to try and flee.
Kurdish Peshmerga and Zeravani forces have been taking part in a major offensive against Islamic State near the city of Mosul in Iraq. A column of T-55 tanks could be seen moving towards the front line as they look to recapture a series of villages.
At least 12 Real Madrid fans have reportedly been slain in Iraq, as the Spanish club challenged Atletico for the Champions League title. Real, meanwhile, dedicated their victory to Iraqi fans murdered by ISIS gunmen during a similar massacre.
Iraqi government-led forces are slicing through ISIS positions around Fallujah, the citadel of the terror organization in the country. After less than a week of combat, armed units have recaptured key strategic points surrounding the city.
Terrorists are using people as human shields and executing those trying to flee or surrender to slow down the Iraqi Army’s operation to recapture Fallujah. The country security forces are following a special plan to avoid unnecessary civilian loses.