Iraqi federal police has published recently a film shows how they target the old town by mortar shells.
It’s important to highlight that Mosul old town is chocked with old fragile houses which are crammed with civilians. ISIS fighters are not based in one place, they prefer the mobility course in fighting rather than being stuck to location. Here, we call to international community to make any pressure in bid of rescuing the civilians that seemed to be victims for both ISIS and arbitrary bombing by what supposed to be a recognized power by international community.
Residents from Mosul have repeatedly confirmed that ISIS fighters in every neighborhood are numbered. But what bogs the battle is that ISIS fights among the inhabitants. The coherent combat of Iraqi special forces or terrorism encounter, have exceeded the trick of ISIS that aims to putting Iraqi forces in a dilemma of murdering more civilians in eastern Mosul. The battle in eastern Mosul was clean, as the fight had been going on accurately.
In western Mosul, last week, carnage was confirmed to be happen due to the international coalition airstrikes in Mosul Jadiida neighborhood. 500 civilians had been buried alive in the rubble. Witnesses said that ISIS had gathered the people in big houses for using them as a human shield. Snipers were on the roofs of the houses. The houses were all bombed regardless to the civilians, left an atrocity which has been described as horrible and relentless. Many international media highlighted the disastrous airstrikes, accused the internatinal coalition of committing a massive massacre in western Mosul, while coalition quickly denied the charge, that airstrikes have been carried out depending on an Iraqi request. Meanwhile, Iraqi government didn’t respond to immediately. Later, Iraqi prime minister has denied the charges as well, said that there are many entities tend to deform the victories made by Iraqis. Those anti Iraqi parties, didn’t say a word when ISIS had been slaughtering civilians throughout the two past years, he added.
Many critics have written that Iraqi prime minister compares between the legal troops and criminal gangs like ISIS. In Matahin neighborhood, house was also fallen down on the locals. The report still unverified whether it was bombed by an airstrike or by ISIS suicide attack. A survivor woman whom she a mother for 6 children broke her silence, said that we were many families crammed in the house. We were separated into two rooms. The front room was for men, while we where in the backward room. The house was collapsed over us. I saw my husband and other 5 children dead. For two days, we were shouting that somebody may help me with me other child. Other women did so. Then, relatives arrived and evacuated us. And also they managed to pick up the corpses of my 5 children and husband. It was horrible, she said.
While the battle is broken, for retaking Mosul from ISIS, the more atrocities said to be committed by ISIS against civilians. Many families were reportedly excused by ISIS on western bank of Tigris, nearby the fifth bridge, while they were striving a way to flee towards Iraqi forces.
Separately, ISIS launched a rockets that inflicted a major damage to Al Nabi bazaar in eastern Mosul, victims said to be fallen in this attack according to Jamal Al Badrani, the Iraqi journalist from Mosul. Eastern Mosul that was previously liberated is recovering gradually, but there is a concern from ongoing murdering that targets the civilians from time to time. Mosuli activists have published on social media that is Mosul heading to the same point of pre ISIS!