A hospital near western Mosul is struggling to operate again after the devastation left behind by retreating Islamic State fighters. For many civilians hurt in the crossfire as Iraqi forces are fighting to take the city from the jihadists, it’s the only place to come for treatment.
Islamic State militants have been killing scores of civilians attempting to flee the war-torn city of Mosul in Iraq, according to eyewitness reports, with as many as 50 people being put to death in the latest mass execution.
The Iraqi Army keeps press coverage of its operation in Mosul “censored and suppressed,” only allowing access to certain locations, RT’s Murad Gazdiev, reporting from the scene, says, as the UN warns of soaring civilian casualties.
Exploring the destroyed parts of Mosul, RT has been able to gather more evidence in support of Amnesty International's report which accuses the US-led coalition and Iraqi government of indiscriminately bombing houses with civilians inside along with ISIS targets.
The US military has elevated the level of inquiry into the suspected Mosul airstrike that allegedly killed dozens of civilians from a “credibility assessment” to a full formal investigation, the head of the US Central Command has said at a Congress briefing.
Deploying more troops on the ground in Mosul shows people are concerned about the consequences of large-scale airstrikes, which have killed hundreds of people in the city, Simon Mabon, Lecturer in International Relations at Lancaster University, told RT.