Videos: Update Mosul Iraq

An Iraqi commander says troops began their advance from the east with artillery and mortar strikes on Gogjali and Karamah neighborhoods. They have also seized several neighborhoods from the terror group in the east, where clashes are still going on. Elsewhere in the south, Daesh raided the town of Shirqat seizing a mosque and several houses there. Security forces declared a curfew there and said reinforcements from the Popular Mobilization forces were on the way. Iraqi army troops backed by Kurdish Peshmerga and Popular Mobilization Units are now squeezing in from all directions on the terrorists. They have recaptured more than a hundred villages and districts around Mosul from Daesh since the offensive began on October 17.

U-N- human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says the victims include 50 deserters and nearly 200 former Iraqi government employees. According to Shamdasani, the terrorists have also transported 16-hundred people to Tal Afar to use them as human shields against air strikes. She says Daesh has told Iraqi families to hand over their children, especially boys above the age of nine, warning that the kids might be used as child soldiers. The U-N spokeswoman has also noted that Daesh is holding nearly 400 Kurdish, Izadi and Shia women in Tal Afar, and had possibly killed up to 200 people in Mosul.

The United Nations says Daesh terrorists have killed hundreds of people around the Iraqi city of Mosul. According to Shamdasani, the terrorists have also transported 1600 people to Tal Afar to use them as human shields against air strikes. She said Daesh has told Iraqi families to hand over their children, especially boys above the age of nine. The UN spokeswoman warned that the kids might be used as child soldiers. The UN says Daesh is holding nearly 400 Kurdish, Izadi and Shia women in Tal Afar, and has possibly killed up to 200 people in Mosul.

The Iraqi army’s operation to liberate the Daesh-held city of Mosul has brought relief and freedom to many people who lived in constant fear under Daesh terror group’s brutal rule. Now, those who have been lucky to escape, by the help of the Iraqi forces, are speaking of their suffering during some two years of Daesh occupation. Ali Musawi has this report.

 

 

 

 

 

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