Iraqi government forces recaptured a new district in western Mosul from ISIS on Sunday as operations continue to clear that region from the terrorists group.
The Daesh terrorist group has killed scores of civilians trying to flee Mosul in the past days as Iraqi government forces press ahead with a military operation to liberate the northern city, witnesses say.
Iraqi forces edge further into Mosul
Iraqi officials have launched an investigation into two airstrikes by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group that claimed the lives of more than 200 people in the country’s northern city of Mosul last week.
Iraq ISIL on Verge of Full Collapse in Mosul
Iraqi government forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have ceased their joint operations to flush Takfiri Daesh militants out of their last urban stronghold in the conflict-ridden country over the high rate of civilian casualties.
Hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed under collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after a reported US-led airstrike triggered a massive explosion in a residential neighborhood last week.
The Iraqi army troops, in the course of their special operation to liberate Mosul, recaptured a number of strategic regions in Nineveh province and came closer to the last bastions of ISIL terrorists in the Western part of the strategic city.
Families flee the fighting in West Mosul, as Iraqi government troops battle to regain control of the city which is the largest urban population center still held by the ISIL.